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Instructor Training - Engineering

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 Training Instructor is accountable to the Manager, Technical Training (Engineering)



  • Coordinate scheduling and the delivery of training for their client group in support of the business strategies and performance improvement targets for Operations
  • Administer courses and programs as well as examinations to participants
  • Responsible for identifying course revisions based on policy or procedure changes
  • Accountable to assist in the development of training plans and to deliver training as identified in training curriculum
  • Enter training records into LMS for courses provided to client groups
  • Provides technical support  and handle emerging training issues for their client groups
  • Act in a support role for field managers and new hire employees
  • Ensure confidentiality of all classes and employees results
  • Evaluate On the Job performance of trainees
  • Able to travel to provide training at remote terminals.  Up to 40% travel



  • High school or equivalent with post-secondary education preferred
  • Expert knowledge of technical subjects being taught (OTS/GCOR, RTSR)
  • Experience within CP Engineering department
  • Previous training experience is preferred
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of railroad field experience, with excellent safety record; Hold a valid driver license
  • In-depth experience in client group’s work activities
  • Understanding of Adult Education Principles
  • Leadership in Safety
  • Basic understanding of Instructional Design process
  • In-depth knowledge of LMS system
  • The ability to apply business acumen to area of accountability
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Interpersonal skills with client groups and unions
  • Presentation and Management skills
  • Above average communication skills
  • Able to utilize Microsoft office (Power Point, Word, Excel)



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Employer Funded Retirement Plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program



As an employer with North American presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.


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; includes military service
  • Social Security number verification


Management Conductor Program:

Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CPKC. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.


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


  • Req ID: 101825
  • Department: Operations Pacific Division
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: St. Paul , Minnesota
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 30-40%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade:
  • Job Available to: Internal & External





Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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