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Train Conductor

Company: Canadian Pacific
Location: Enderlin
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

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 cpkcr.com to learn about the CPKC advantage, our purpose and culture.PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:This is an exciting opportunity to join CPKC in an entry-level position, where no previous railroad experience is required. Conductors have one of the most unique and challenging jobs available to North Americans. You'll have unlimited potential and possibility if you're willing to put in an honest, hard day's work every day. Work with us and join our team of dedicated railroaders.As a conductor, your responsibilities include switching cars, making or splitting up trains in yards, or moving cars between yards, sidings or tracks. Conductors keep CPKC and North America's economy moving. This entry-level union position can lead to career growth as a Yardmaster, Locomotive Engineer or management.Wondering if the conductor role is right for you? Please complete this Realistic Job Preview https://www.cpconductor.rjp.cdglhosting.com/ to see if you would be a good fit.Visit https://youtu.be/xPicGGCzbQA to hear what a CPKC conductor career is like, from an employee's perspective!New hire Conductors will receive a $5,000 signing bonus!Must commit to work for CPKC for 1 year or the signing bonus will be repayableCurrent and previous CPKC employees are not eligible to receive the signing bonusThe average conductor earns approximately $120,000 annually, with the ability to make up to $139,000.TRAININGCPKC provides 16-20 weeks of paid in-class and field training for a solid understanding of our safety practices, rules and operations. You will earn $225 per day in classroom training and $36.90 per hour in on-the-job training.POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:Carry out specific instructions detailing a train's route and specific movementsCoordinate the switching of cars, including coupling and uncoupling cars and lifting out coupling deviceObserve, interpret, and relay signals and other indications affecting movement of trainSignal crew members for movement of the engine or train using specific signals, or radio to indicate when to start, stop, back-up, set or release air brakesHave a thorough understanding of and follow General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR), General Orders and Bulletins as they pertain to the safe movement of trains, goods, and hazardous materials, ensuring the safety of CPKC employees and the general publicProvide flag protection and relay signals to trains in an emergency situation, as stipulated in the operating rulesApply corresponding Rules/Special Instructions of the other railroads, where applicableMove on and off moving or stationary equipmentRide moving car by hanging onto grab irons or ladder, sometimes for extended periods of timeFill out forms including train orders and switch lists and prepares required clear and legible reportsMust be able to handle emergency situations and operate fire extinguishers as well as be able to apply first aid techniquesMust be constantly alert to changing conditions and events and take safe and responsible action as requiredPOSITION REQUIREMENTS:High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED)Must possess a valid driver's licenseMust be at least 18 years oldValid United States passport; allowing entry/re-entry to CanadaAvailable for call 24 hours per day and respond to the designated work site within two hours of receiving the callWork schedules are irregular and are determined by the rotation of the extra board including weekends and holidaysPerform work for up to 12 hours per shift, where you may be traveling away from home and be away for 36 - 72 hours at a timeWork outdoors in all types of weather conditionsWalk long distances on railroad roadbedsAbility to lift up to 100 lbs on occasionRecognize and distinguish between the colors of signals, signs, and other visual displaysJudge the speed and/or distance of moving objects at near or far distancesPass a written examination prior to completing the trainingPossess good communication skills and work efficiently with minimum supervisionWHAT CPKC HAS TO OFFER:Flexible and competitive benefits packageEmployer Funded Retirement PlanAnnual Fitness SubsidyPart-time Studies ProgramADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Medical Requirements:CPKC is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public. This position is safety critical all new hires will be required to complete a pre-employment medical that includes a physical, vision, hearing, alcohol, and drug audit assessments. Qualification drug test(s) are also required.Background Investigation:The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:Criminal history checkDriver's License VerificationLast 3 years of driving historyLast 7 years of employment history; includes military serviceSocial Security number verificationCPKC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.Req ID: 100452Department: Operations Southern DivisionJob Type: Full-TimePosition Type: UnionLocation: Enderlin, North DakotaCountry: United States% of Travel: 80-90%# of Positions: 15Compensation Rate: $36.90 - $44.50 per hourJob Available to: Internal & External#LI-ONSITE#LI-MH1

Keywords: Canadian Pacific, Fargo , Train Conductor, Other , Enderlin, North Dakota

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