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Locomotive Electrician

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 Locomotive Electrician will receive a $15,000 signing bonus. An electrician is responsible for inspecting, servicing, and maintaining diesel locomotive electrical systems in accordance with company guidelines and federal regulations; detecting and diagnosing diesel engine electrical malfunctions, and making necessary repairs.  By applying to this job you will be put into a pool of candidates that will be used throughout the year to fill positions when they become available in this area. You will only be contacted if you are selected to move forward in the hiring process.



  • Electrical repair and maintenance of diesel locomotives
  • Electrical modifications/upgrades to locomotive systems
  • Diagnostic trouble shooting with onboard computer systems/laptops
  • Will be responsible for other duties as assigned in compliance with FRA Rules and Safety Regulations


  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Journeyman Electrician is preferred, but will consider applicants with related electrical experience
  • Diesel electrical experience is preferred. However, electrical experience or training with other types of machinery/truck or automotive electrical repairs and upgrades to systems is considered
  • Ability to follow Electrical Schematics is a definite asset
  • Must be safety oriented and comply with safety rules and regulations
  • Must be willing to work shifts, 24/7 seniority based operation
  • Must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions


  • 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: 102941
  • Department: Mechanical Loco
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Union
  • Location: Shreveport , Louisiana
  • Country: United States
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Compensation Rate: $39.33/hour
  • Job Available to: Internal & External


Nearest Major Market: Shreveport

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