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Equipment Operator


  • Req ID: 95549
  • Department: Market Strategy & Asset Management
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Union
  • Location: Vaughan, Ontario
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 66 
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 04/12/2023


Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts, providing 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.



CP is hiring fulltime Equipment Operators in order to facilitate the safe and efficient loading of domestic and international containers at its flagship Intermodal facility in Vaughan, Ontario.


Starting position includes operation of various intermodal equipment (shunt trucks etc.) at the rate of $29.661 and offers near term progression to other positions within the facility. Including Utility Ground at the rate of $30.985 and Heavy Equipment Operator at the rate of $34.959, these positions are based on seniority and position availability.



  • Operation of various terminal equipment including shunt trucks, light duty pickup trucks, fuel trucks, trailers, chassis, forklift, sweeper truck, etc;
  • Hostling containers/chassis within terminal to support train loading operations;  
  • General duties, as required, including pre-tripping of perishable intermodal containers, building electric reefer container sets on railcars, plug in reefers on ground and monitor performance;
  • Perform visual inspection and report on damages and defects of intermodal equipment;
  • Prepare railcars for proper loading of different-size containers by placement of pedestals and spacers;
  • Assist in securement of containers once loaded to railcar (walking on railcar platforms, locking/unlocking IBC’s);
  • Update system as required once work is completed;
  • Other miscellaneous duties as/when required.



  • High School Graduation or General Equivalency Diploma (GED);
  • Possess advanced reading and writing skills, including the ability to follow advanced written instruction and/or training in skills such as driving;
  • Strong safety mindset, this is a safety-sensitive position within an environment of heavy equipment and constant flow of traffic;
  • 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
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program 
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy



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


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. Pre-employment 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
  • Education verification


CP is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA").

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