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Industrial Electrician

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.


Industrial Electrician will be responsible for the maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of equipment used in the operation of the production facility.



  • Inspects all electrical equipment in the plant, checking motor bearings, lubrication, commutation, excessive vibration, obvious signs of wear or need for adjustment, etc. When faulty operation is observed or pointed out by operating crews, diagnose trouble using testing equipment or own judgment based on general knowledge of electrical principles
  • Determines the best way of making repairs to minimize interruption of production
  • Receives instructions, wiring diagrams, specifications, etc., covering the scheduled and emergency repair, installation and inspection work to be done
  • Program and troubleshoot variable frequency drives (VFDs)
  • Repair/maintain/troubleshoot motor controls, temperature sensors and safety sensors
  • Carry out oral/printed work requests and apply corrective action
  • Program, troubleshoot, maintain and repair industrial equipment and automation including PLCs, HMI, frequency drives, temperature control and other related devices
  • Maintain current equipment with preventive maintenance measures
  • Operates small machine tools, such as drill press, power saw, etc
  • Install conduit, fittings, switches, controls, fixtures, and connect and adjust electrical equipment for new installation or replacement of facilities, etc
  • Use computers for diagnostics in troubleshooting electronic equipment, downloading event logs, and other various functions
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and repair electronic digital communications control systems, combined electronic fire alarm and smoke control systems, electronic door security controls, , intercom and paging systems, fans, pumps and their motor control equipment, digital card reader systems, parking gates and roll-up doors, motion sensors, door monitoring systems, power distribution systems including but not limited to lighting distribution and low voltage switching, power distribution panels and circuits, emergency generator and related heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and power transfer switches



  • Inter-Provincial Red seal in the industrial electrician trade
  • Must have experience working with voltages ranging from 24V to 575V, 3 phase
  • Knowledge of electrical instruments and test equipment
  • Skill in repairing, troubleshooting and maintaining electrical systems and equipment. Skill in reading blueprints and schematics
  • Skill in using a variety of hand and power tools, multi-meters and diagnostic equipment. Skill in written/verbal communications
  • Skill in using computer software such as Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Previous industrial / manufacturing operations / automation systems experience is considered an asset 
  • Must comply with company safety policies including the use of company approved PPE personal protective equipment (steel toe work boots, hearing protection, safety glasses, work gloves, hard hat & other)
  • CPKC 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
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program



Medical Requirements:

Operating safely is a core foundation of CPKC. 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. CPKC’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
  • Education verification
  • Driver's License Verification


CPKC is an employment equity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply including women, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities. Accommodations for the job application process can be provided, as appropriate, upon request. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)”.


  • Req ID: 102773  
  • Department: Mechanical Loco  
  • Job Type: Full-Time  
  • Position Type: Union  
  • Location: Winnipeg  , Manitoba  
  • Country: Canada  
  • % of Travel: 0-10%  


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