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Qualified Signal Maintainer

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.



 As a Qualified Signal Maintainer you will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of all equipment (signals, switch machines, detectors) pertaining to Train Control and Crossing Warning Systems and other equipment including fibre optics and wireless communications.  


**CPKC is looking for Qualified Signal Maintainer to work primarily out of Shrebrooke**



  • Test and verify the correct operation of Signal & Communications (S&C) systems and equipment on your assigned territory;
  • Perform preventive maintenance on all S&C apparatus;
  • Make inspections and tests as required on each device;
  • Repair or replace defective devices;
  • Investigate and locate problems or failures and take the proper corrective action
  • Plan own work and co-ordinate it with others;
  • Ensure there is enough material on hand to permit work or repairs to be completed without undue delay;
  • Install apparatus in accordance with prepared circuit drawings and standards;
  • Make authorized corrections and modifications to circuits and enter the changes on plans;
  • Prepare and submit reports, time sheets and handle general correspondence;
  • Typical schedule Mon-Fri, 7:00am-3:00pm, and also subject to on call (additional rate premium offered)



  • High school diploma or GED equivalent is required;
  • Must be a qualified Signal Maintainer from another railroad;
  • Must pass the Canadian Pacific Signal Maintainer examination or hold Class 1 qualifications;
  • A safety-oriented work ethic supported by experience performing labour in an outdoor work environment;
  • The ability to follow instructions, rules and regulations is essential;
  • Ability to work as a valuable member of a team;
  • Good written and verbal communication/comprehension skills are essential;
  • Valid driver’s license is required;
  • Commercial Vehicle and/or air brake license is considered an asset.



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program 
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy



As an employer with national 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 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
  • Reference check
  • Education verification
  • 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: 100780
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Union
  • Location: Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 40-50%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External



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