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Protection Employee

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.



To provide On Track Safety for non-railroad construction work activities on active railway property and through construction zones. Using specific railway operating rules, instructions and techniques, this position ensures that employees and contractors clear the working zone prior to the approach of a train minimizing any delays to scheduled railway operations.



  • Be committed to going Home Safe after each shift and embracing CPKC’s safety culture by adhering to company policies and procedures
  • Conduct daily job briefings in order that all contractors understand site specific instructions prior to commencing work
  • Review the work site, consult with Supervisor and or contractors to understand work being conducted, and any potential hazards to train operations
  • Set up, reposition and dismantle railway specific signals (flags) at designated locations
  • Perform related administrative duties and proper documentation
  • Typical schedule Mon - Fri  from 0700 - 1730, with occasional night shifts 



  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • A valid in state drivers’ license, reliable transportation to and from work
  • Ability to work in a safety sensitive environment working with groups within railroad right of way
  • Prior outdoor work experience, ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions



  • 2 week's paid new hire training 
  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Employer Funded Retirement Plan
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Career progression opportunities 




Medical Requirements:
CPKC is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public.  This position is a safety sensitive position; all new hires will be required to complete a pre-employment medical that includes a physical, vision, hearing, alcohol, and drug audit assessments. Qualification drug test(s) are also required.


Background Investigation:

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

  • Criminal history check
  • Last 7 Years employment history
  • Last 3 years of driving history
  • Social Security number verification


CPKC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


  • Req ID: 98344
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Union
  • Location: Saratoga Springs, New York
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 10
  • Compensation Rate: 27.56
  • Job Available to: Internal & External

Nearest Major Market: Albany

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