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Mechanic in Charge (Carman)

Canadian Pacific (CPKC) 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.



Responsibility of handling all phases of Mechanical Department Car and Locomotive work, including knowledge of AAR and FRA rules. Must have knowledge of CRB, AAR billing procedures, repairs, be familiar with re-railing of railroad equipment, mechanical and electrical knowledge of locomotives, and be able to inspect and properly fill out all forms as required.  This position will be on call 24 hours a day & will be provided a company cell phone.  Expenses for meals and lodging will be reimbursed when required to travel away from home as outlined within the collective bargaining agreement.



  • Repair, maintain and inspect freight car equipment in a safe and efficient manner
  • Perform all preventative maintenance work & repairs on trucks, underframe, structure, safety appliances, braking systems, draft systems and any associated tests
  • Perform all work associated with rush repairs, road work and supplementary service operation of equipment
  • Repair and application of all associated piping & valves, guards, shrouds, covers and any cutting, burning, welding, grinding, soldiering and brazing associated with removal or application of components
  • Work all around, under, between, on top and inside of rail cars



  • Must have a High School Diploma or General Equivalence Diploma
  • Must be able to obtain a CDL License within 60 days of hire
  • Preference will be given to those who possess a journeyman certification or are a journeyman welder
  • Boilermaker/ironworker would be an asset
  • Experience with heavy metal fabrication/welding would be an asset
  • Must be able to work within strict established safety and work guidelines/rules to complete job
  • Strong problem solving and computer skills
  • You must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
  • The Railway operates 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; must be able to work on various shifts and on weekends and in adverse weather conditions



  • 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 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.


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


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


  •  Req ID: 100995
  • Department: Mechanical Car
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Thief River Falls , Minnesota
  • Country: United States
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Compensation Rate: $8935.80/month
  • Job Available to: Internal & External



Nearest Major Market: Grand Forks

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