Rail Car Mechanic Apprentice

Canadian Pacific Posted: June 10th, 2019
Expires: July 10th, 2019


Rail Car Mechanic Apprentice

Job Req ID: 73148
Location: Moose Jaw/Saskatoon

If interested, please apply online at www.cpr.ca/en/careers to one of the above job requisitions.

Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts. CP provides 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 cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of CP.

Position Description:

In this challenging role you will be a member of a team working in a high production environment performing preventative and corrective maintenance to Rail Cars.

The starting rate of pay for Rail Car Mechanic rate is $32.072 - $37.732 per hour

Apprentice Rates start at $29.008 per hour and go up every 1000 hours until full rate is reached

Classification of Rail Car Mechanic and Apprentice will be determined by experience and current shop mix.

Position Accountabilities:

  • 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.

Position Requirements:

  • Must have a High School Diploma or General Equivalence Diploma;
  • Preference will be given to those who possess a journeyman welder or commercial driver’s license;
  • A valid driver's license is an asset;
  • 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.


  • Flexible and competitive benefits package;
  • Competitive company pension plan;
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan;
  • Performance Incentive Program;
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy.

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").