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Diesel Mechanic (Machinist)

  • Req ID: 98644
  • Department: Operations
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Country: United States
  • # of Positions: 13
  • Compensation Rate:
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 06/30/2023


Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts. CP provides North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit to see the rail advantages of CP. For more on our purpose, culture, and strategy, visit



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 CP certification pertaining to specific tasks and assignments;

  • CP 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:

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.


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


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

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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