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Mechanical Foreman

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.



The Mechanical Foreman Locomotive is responsible for supervising employees in Locomotive mechanical crafts.



  • Plan and manage employees performing locomotive maintenance
  • Set expectations and accountability to employees
  • Manage shop or service island as required
  • Ensure quality of work performed by all crafts


  • Applicant must have mechanical and electrical background;
  • Must be familiar with FRA Rules and Regulations and be able to prepare and properly fill out all forms required for the operation of Diesel Locomotives;
  • Will supervise locomotive mechanical crafts.
  • Have knowledge of Locomotive Department procedures including reports
  • Ability to instruct crafts in all aspects of locomotive repairs
  • Computer skills, including but not limited to Outlook, Web Mail, Excel, Word, SAP, LMUI, LMP, ESS/MS, TYES, NEXUS/YARD PLANNER
  • Must be available to fill vacancies for the position as required
  • Strong leadership skills is an asset
  • Must be Locomotive qualified inspector, STOP & Track mobile certified. Qualifications and seniority to govern


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

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


  • ​Req ID: 102353
  • Department: Mechanical Loco
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Union
  • Location: Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel:
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade:
  • Compensation Rate: 3926.865 sem- monthly
  • Job Available to: Internal & External

Nearest Major Market: Shreveport

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