CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - RAILROAD CONDUCTOR
Canadian Pacific - Minot, ND

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CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - RAILROAD CONDUCTOR
OB DESCRIPTION
  • Requires outdoor work in all types of weather conditions, walking distances on railroad roadbeds, inspecting freight cars, coupling air hoses and performing airbrake tests, replacing broken air hoses and gaskets, replacing missing or broken knuckles, adjusting drawbars, coupling and uncoupling cars and locomotives, climbing and hanging on ladders on the sides of cars to apply and release hand brakes.
  • Required to give, receive, and interpret hand signals.
  • Read and interpret track flags, block and interlocking and other fixed signals.
  • Have a thorough understanding of and follow General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR), Soo Line Railroad System Timetable/Special Instructions, General Orders and Bulletins as they pertain to the safe movement of trains, goods, and hazardous materials, ensuring the safety of CP employees and the general public.
  • Apply corresponding Rules/Special Instructions of foreign railroads, where applicable.
  • Completes documentation as required and must ensure all departure and arrival procedures are carried out to standard.
  • Plan and perform setouts and pickups, switching and service of on line industries.
  • Must be able to handle emergency situations and operate fire extinguishers as well as be able to apply first aid techniques.
  • Must be available for call 24 hours per day and able to work irregular hours, with holiday and weekend work included.
  • Work performed may be for periods of time up to 12 hours long.
  • Must safely and efficiently perform all other duties as required.

CONDUCTOR TRAINEE - RAILROAD CONDUCTOR
  • PRIOR RAILROAD EXPERIENCE IS NOT REQUIRED. WE OFFER A PAID TRAINING PROGRAM.
  • Must be available to work 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Must respond to and be at the designated work site within two hours of receiving a call.
  • Work schedules are irregular and are determined by the rotation of the extra board including weekends and holidays.
  • You should consider the long-term effect of the above lifestyle on your personal and/or domestic situation.
  • Must pass a written examination prior to completing the training.
  • Must possess good communication skills, work efficiently with minimum supervision.
  • Required to accept mandatory promotion to locomotive engineer and attend Student Engineer Training. This can occur any time after 1 year of train service experience.
  • Background Investigation: must not have had any drug or alcohol-related convictions within the past 5 years. This includes minor consumption and DUI.
    • MUST BE ABLE TO CROSS THE CANADIAN BORDER FOR WORK PURPOSES
  • Medical: Applicants will be required to pass a drug test, and meet the requirements of a medical evaluation/test including the ability to discriminate between colors.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

All applicants must attend a job preview and assessment session (Travel not provided by CP).

To be considered for internal job transfer, all applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • No formal discipline within last 24 months worked.
  • Maintained a proven safety record within last 24 months worked.

Employees may apply for the position provided they have held their current position for a minimum period of one year.

CP IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.

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With operations stretching from Vancouver to New York, Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) hauls freight over about a 15,000-mile network in...