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Signal Maintainer

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.


Signal Maintainer - St. Paul, MN (2nd Shift)



CP operates 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year. Within the department of Engineering Operations, there are two facets components in Signals & Communications: Construction and Maintenance. Signalman and Signal Maintainers work mostly alone on a specified assigned territory by the Supervisors where the job can occasionally be physically demanding.  Signalman and Signal Maintainers are primarily responsible for performing Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulatory test and inspection of the signals systems. This position will also install, repair and maintain various equipment such as: signals, lights, switch machines, electrical switch locks, switch circuit controllers, as well as crossing warning devices.



  • General duties include cable locates, painting and housekeeping of signal housings & equipment; climb and troubleshoot signal structures and make electrical connections;
  • The role of Signal Maintainer is an important link between ensuring compliance to FRA regulations and customer satisfaction while achieving the safest most efficient railroad operations;
  • Activities by instruction and supervision of crew foreman;
    • Work Safe Practices
    • Comply with Company & Regulatory Rules and Policies
    • Digging, cable repair, housing keeping, assembly of signal equipment, wiring of signal equipment, pole line work
    • Repair or replace damaged equipment
    • Limited travel is required
    • Test and verify correct operation of S&C systems and equipment
    • Perform preventive maintenance on all S&C apparatus
    • Make inspections and tests as required on each device
    • Report problems; failures or unsafe conditions
    • Plan his/her own work and co-ordinate it with the work of others
    • Ensure there is enough material on hand to permit work or repairs to be completed without undue delay
    • Only make authorized corrections and modifications



  • Applicants must be able to work outdoor and at times in remote locations and adverse weather condition;
  • Work experience with heavy equipment such as backhoe, trencher would be an asset;
  • Must have pervious working knowledge of signaling systems and railroad signalman qualification;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package 
  • Employer Funded Retirement Plan 
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program


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



  • Req ID: 100958
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Union
  • Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 60-70%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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