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Manager Work Equipment

Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) are now CPKC. As the only truly North American railway, we are making big moves! Drawing on our strong foundations and heritage, CPKC moves essential goods across our 20,000-mile network to support economic growth throughout Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Be a part of history as we connect a continent and create exciting career opportunities across our new transnational network. Visit to learn about the CPKC advantage, our purpose and culture.



Lead a safe, efficient, cost-effective work equipment maintenance program within their territory. Manage, organize, and control the resources responsible for the maintenance of work equipment and vehicles in accordance with regulatory requirements and processes. Manage the planning and execution of all work equipment repair activities. 



  • Direct and monitor the performance of Work Equipment staff to ensure the reliability of work equipment and vehicles
  • Ensure the application of CPKC safety practices, policies and procedures by all direct reports
  • Deliver specified financial results expected within their assigned expense and capital budgets
  • Ensure PPM is scheduled on equipment evaluating inspection reports
  • Implement work processes/changes that achieve continuous improvement
  • Schedule and coordinate equipment for level three repairs
  • Ensure equipment work order management and maintenance records are kept accurate
  • Maintain cross functional relationships and ensures clear cross functional working relationships with OEM and regulatory agencies
  • Ensure supply of parts inventories are set to correct target levels
  • Participate in Track Renewal Health & Safety Plan
  • Mentor and Coach direct reports to improve their effectiveness



  • High school diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a railway work equipment maintenance environment
  • Journeymen certificate as a heavy duty mechanic is preferred
  • Demonstrated capability to apply relevant knowledge and technical skills to monitor adherence to CPKC policies and standards as well regulatory requirements
  • Computer proficient in CPKC systems ie. SAP
  • Capability to develop and manage a project plan/schedule
  • Strong knowledge of the budgeting process
  • Ability to simultaneously manage priorities and ensure delivery of key performance metrics during emergency and non-emergency operations
  • People leadership
  • Ability to influence peers, cross functional co-managers and leadership team
  • Mobility or ability to travel required
  • Ability to work with people, with integrity



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program



As an employer with North American presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.


Medical Requirements:
Operating safely is a core foundation of CPKC. 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. CPKC’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. This includes candidates participating in the Trainee Program who will also be required to pass a drug test during the training process before receiving final qualification for the position.


Background Investigation:

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

  • Criminal history check
  • Driver’s License Verification


CPKC is an employment equity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply including women, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities. Accommodations for the job application process can be provided, as appropriate, upon request. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)”.


  • Req ID: 102660
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel:
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External


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