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Supervisor, Heavy Duty Mechanic/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 (BC)
  • 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



  • Supervise and monitor the performance of maintainers to ensure the reliability of work equipment as directed by the Manager of Work Equipment
  • Ensure the application of CPKC safety practices, policies and procedures
  • Monitor financial results expected within their assigned budgets
  • Ensure PPM is scheduled on vehicles and equipment assigned to their area and evaluates inspection reports
  • Implement work processes/changes that achieve continuous improvement
  • Arrange for and prepare condition reports for all work equipment
  • Ensure equipment work order management and maintenance records are kept accurate
  • Maintain cross functional relationships within assigned territory
  • Monitor inventory to safety stock levels
  • Mentor and coach maintainers and machine operators to improve their effectiveness



  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • 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 CP policies and standards as well regulatory requirements
  • Rules qualified
  • Proficient computer skills and working knowledge of CPKC systems (SAP)
  • Ability to simultaneously manage priorities and ensure delivery of key performance metrics during emergency and non-emergency operations
  • People leadership
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to influence peers, cross functional co-managers and leadership skills



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package 
  • Competitive company pension plan 
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan 
  • Performance Incentive Program 
  • 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 
  • Reference check 
  • Education verification 
  • Driver’s License Verification 


Management Conductor Program:

Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CPKC. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer. 


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: 100918  

Department: Engineering

Job Type: Full-Time

Position Type: Non-Union

Location: Port Coquitlam , British Columbia

Country: Canada

% of Travel: 50-60%

# of Positions: 2

Job Grade: 5

Job Available to: Internal & External

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