Signal Electronic Technician - St. Paul, MN

  • Req ID: 74424
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Union
  • Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel:
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Compensation Rate: $34.00 per hour
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 08/31/2019

 

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 cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of CP. For more on our purpose, culture, and strategy, visit cpr.ca/en/about-cp.

 

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • General responsibilities for this position involve the installation, maintenance and construction of Train Control Systems and Grade Crossing Warning Systems;
  • May supervise, instruct, or direct other employees assisting the Electronic Technician in their work;
  • Will work outdoors a majority of the time with exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity such as extreme heat, cold, ice, rain, snow;
  • Facilitate repair and return of bad order circuit cards and components through equipment vendors;
  • Use meters, scopes, and other various types of test equipment to diagnose equipment problems and failures;
  • Use computers for diagnostics in troubleshooting electronic equipment, software burning, software uploading/downloading, downloading event logs, and other various functions;
  • Test, inspect, and repair signal apparatus to meet requirements set forth by Canadian Pacific and FRA regulatory requirements;
  • Manage and document FRA test and inspection reports;
  • Support Signal Maintainers, Signal Crews, and Signal Testmen in their duties and with technical issues;
  • Acquire and apply knowledge of Grade Crossing Warning System equipment, i.e. HXP’s, GCP’s, PMD’s and Train Control Systems, i.e. VHLC’s, VPI’s, Electro logic’s, Microlok’s;
  • Become familiar with Signal & Communication circuit drawings and standards;
  • Make field checks and corrections to circuit drawings as necessary.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required;
  • Post-secondary education is preferred;
  • Must possess valid FCC General Radio Telephone Operators License (GROL) or equivalent i.e. International Society of Certified Electronic Technicians (ISCET certification);
  • Requires valid Driver’s License to operate company vehicle;
  • Ability to respond for emergent work past normal working hours;
  • Ability to occasionally work at various heights (ladders, signal masts and structures).

 

WHAT CP HAS TO OFFER:

  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Completive company pension plan
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

 

Medical Requirements:
CP is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public.  This position is considered a safety sensitive position; all new hires will be required to complete a pre-employment medical evaluation that includes a vision, hearing, drug screening and pre-employment physical.

 

Drug Test Elements:

All new hires are required to undergo a drug screen.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping CP safe and drug free. 

 

Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:    

  • Criminal history check
  • Education verification
  • Last 3 years of driving history
  • Last 3 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. 

 

 

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