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Mechanical

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Mechanical provides technical support and expertise on locomotives, car engineering issues, and heavy duty equipment. We inspect, repair and maintain equipment and infrastructure. Experienced, trainee, and apprentice positions are available. 

Diesel Mechanic Trainee/Apprentice

Diesel Mechanic Trainees or Apprentices maintain and repair all components and mechanical systems on locomotives.  Successful candidates enter a four-year training program, which includes both workplace and classroom training. Preference will be given to applicants with formal training in the repair of heavy equipment.  Diesel Mechanic Trainees or Apprentices maintain and repair all components and mechanical systems on locomotives.

Your duties

  • Inspect, disassemble, install and test components and systems on locomotives.
  • Perform adjustments and calibrations to mechanical components.
  • Perform maintenance and servicing of diesel locomotives.
  • Align rotating equipment.
  • Perform modifications and construct mechanical assemblies.
  • Evaluate parts for reuse, repair, or replacement.
  • Work from blueprints, service manuals, and schematic drawings.
  • Use various hand and power tools.
  • Operate equipment such as overhead or mobile cranes and forklifts to assist in tasks.

Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Mechanics repair, make modifications and perform scheduled maintenance on CP locomotives, heavy equipment and other associated equipment. Preference will be given to journeyman automotive, diesel, heavy-duty equipment mechanics or related fields.

Your duties

  • Inspect, disassemble, install, and test mechanical and electrical components and systems on locomotives.
  • Perform adjustments and calibrations to mechanical and electrical components.
  • Perform maintenance and servicing of diesel locomotives.
  • Perform modifications and construct mechanical assemblies.
  • Conduct inspections and tests, while also repairing or replacing parts with limited resources in remote locations outdoors in all types of weather conditions.
  • Evaluate parts for reuse, repair, or replacement.
  • Perform welding repairs.
  • Rebuild power assemblies.
  • Review blueprints, service manuals, and electrical on schematic drawings.
  • Use various hand and power tools.
  • Operate equipment such as overhead or mobile cranes and forklifts to assist in assignments.
  • Obtain all CP certification pertaining to specific tasks and assignments.

Rail Car Mechanic Trainee/Apprentice

Rail Car Mechanic Trainees or Apprentices perform heavy labour related to servicing and maintenance of freight cars.

Your duties

  • Repair, maintain, and inspect freight car equipment.
  • Perform all preventative maintenance work and repairs on trucks, underframe, structure, safety appliances, braking systems and draft systems.
  • Perform all work associated with rush repairs, road work, and supplementary service operation of equipment.
  • Repair and application of all associated piping and valves, guards, shrouds, covers and any cutting, burning, welding, grinding, soldiering and brazing associated with removal or application of components.​

Questions about worki​​ng at CP or our application process?​

Contact us:

Ca​​nada:

403-319-6524​

U​.S.

1-800-635-7995​


 Day in the life of a Mechanic

Understand the benefits and realistic challenges of a Diesel and Rail Car Mechanic.​

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