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Diesel Service Attendant



  • Req ID: 100585

  • Department: Mechanical Loco

  • Job Type: Full-Time

  • Position Type: Union

  • Location: Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

  • Country: Canada

  • % of Travel: 0-10%

  • Job Available to: Internal & External


Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts. CP provides North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit to see the rail advantages of CP. For more on our purpose, culture, and strategy, visit



  • Moving, marshalling and building Locomotive consists within Mechanical Shop Track Operations and delivering Locomotive to departure areas

  • Fuel, sand, clean yard and road locomotive cabs and re-supply cab amenities, as required

  • Test, clean and recharge locomotive toilets and toilet rooms

  • Perform inspections on Yard and Road Locomotive trucks, fuel tanks, brake adjusters, MU cables, cab equipment, spark arrestor

  • Equipment

  • Inspect, change-out and perform minor repairs/adjustments, and/or replace Yard and Road Locomotive components, including but not limited to;

    • adjusting and changing of any necessary safety components, brakes, hoses, light bulbs, head lamps, seats, arm rests, sun visors, bell cartridges, water pressure caps, windshield wipers, wiper motors, side view mirrors, radios, CDUs, Locotrol radios, sand hoses, sand nozzles, brake travel, and change brake shoes, fire extinguishers as required

  • Inspect, top-up all fluid levels, oil, water, governor oil, air compressor oil. Take oil samples, as Required

  • Test all cab electrical devices, set-up cab brakes as per requirements of the train operations, test all safety devices

  • Test brakes and loading including Locotrol qualification and ensure the Crew to crew form is filled out.

  • Perform required pre-departure safety inspections.

  • Perform Run-through’s within terminals Type “D” and affect minor repairs as required

  • Wash locomotives, when required

  • Process fuel cars, and fuel tickets, sand cars, lube oil cars, water treatment and toilet fluids

  • Low voltage electrical work

  • Must obtain / maintain Shop Track Operations Curriculum (STOC) and Locomotive Safety Inspection (LSI) certification.

  • Other duties as required as per collective agreement



  • Previous mechanical experience and/or knowledge of rolling equipment preferred;

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Commercial driver’s license ( Class 1A,3A ) preferred;

  • Must obtain / maintain commercial driver’s license to operate fuel/servicing truck

  • Must be able to work any of three shifts including weekends and holidays;

  • Must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions;

  • Must have ability to wear safety equipment and work in an environment with grease, oil and cleaning agents.



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package

  • Competitive company pension plan

  • Annual Fitness Subsidy




Medical Requirements:

Operating safely is a core foundation of CP. Our commitment is to protect our people, customers, communities in which we operate the environment and our assets. We are also committed to a healthy and safe workplace. CP’s Alcohol and Drug Policy and Procedures (“Policy and Procedures”) support these commitments.   All new hires for a safety sensitive position will be required to complete a pre-employment medical that includes a physical, vision, hearing, alcohol and drug audit assessment. Pre-employment qualification drug test(s) are also required.


Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:    

  • Criminal history check

  • Education verification


CP is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA"). 

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