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Diesel Mechanic (Machinist)

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.


New hire Qualified Diesel Mechanic will receive a $15,000 signing bonus. In this role you will inspect, service, and maintain diesel locomotives in accordance with governmental and company regulations.



  • Diagnose diesel engine malfunctions and make indicated repairs using hand tools, measuring instruments and sometimes machine tools
  • Inspect, maintain, and repair locomotives, including air brakes, diesel engines, and air compressors
  • Perform air brake tests
  • Operate welding equipment to cut or make necessary repairs
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Preference given to those with a Journeymen diesel, Heavy-Duty, Industrial Electrician, Truck, Farm Implement Mechanics or related fields
  • Automotive Technicians and Electricians will also be considered with apprenticeship credits offered for prior work experience
  • Strong problem solving and computer skills
  • Must be able to work within strict established safety and work guidelines/rules to complete job
  • Will be required to have obtained all CPKC certification pertaining to specific tasks and assignments
  • CPKC operates 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; must be able to work on various shifts and days off


  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Employer Funded Retirement Plan
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program

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 3 years of driving history
  • Last 7 years of employment history; includes military service
  • Social Security number verification


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


  • Req ID: 102918
  • Department: Mechanical Loco
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Union
  • Location: Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 3
  • Compensation Rate: $39.33/hr
  • Job Available to: Internal & External




Nearest Major Market: Shreveport

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