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Job Order #: 5600684

Employer Name:
Canadian Pacific Railway Company
Wage/Salary Info:
$27.888 to start
Posted Date:
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Employment Terms:
Full Time
GED 12 - General Educational Development
1-2 Years
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Employer Name:
Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Contact Name:
Mary Beth Blakemore

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Do you like challenging work? Becoming a Diesel Mechanic is the perfect job for you!

In this challenging role you will be a member of a team working in a high production environment performing preventative and corrective maintenance to Locomotives
    The starting rate of pay:

Diesel Mechanic rate is $30.839 - $36.281 per hour
Apprentice Rates start at $27.888 per hour and go up every 1000 hours until full rate is reached
Classification of Diesel Mechanic and Apprentice will be determined by experience and current shop mix.


Maintain, inspect, service, test and repairs all systems on locomotives, mobile equipment and vehicles used in plant, yard and road service;
Services locomotive cabs which include cleaning/washing cab walls, windows, floors and servicing of locomotive toilets compartment and toilets;
Make the evaluation of parts for reuse, repair or replacement;
Work to blueprints, schematic drawings, service manual and other like information. Adapts to new methods, processes, material and equipment;
Perform non-structural welding, (i.e. Tacking);
Perform adjustment and calibration to mechanical components;
Perform modification and construct mechanical assemblies;
Perform maintenance and low voltage repairs of Locomotive electrical systems;
Use various hand and power hand tools;
Operate equipment such as overhead or mobile cranes and forklifts to assist in assignments;
Adapts to new methods, processes, material and equipment.


Skills and Abilities

Own Tools/Equipment
 - Steel-toed safety boots
Diesel Engine Repair Specialization
 - Engine control systems
 - Major internal engine repairs or overhaul
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
 - Attention to detail
 - Physically demanding
Work Site Environment
 - Non-smoking
Specific Skills
 - Service attachments and working tools
 - Troubleshoot and inspect equipment to detect faults and malfunctions
 - Clean, lubricate and perform other maintenance work
 - Determine extent of repair required
 - Test repaired equipment for proper performance
 - Adjust equipment and repair or replace defective parts
Major Work Area
 - Maintenance
 - Repair
 - Service
Essential Skills
 - Continuous learning
 - Computer use
 - Finding information
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Critical thinking
 - Decision making
 - Problem solving
 - Working with others
 - Oral communication
 - Writing
 - Document use
 - Reading text
Weight Handling
 - Up to 23 kg (50 lbs)
Transportation/Travel Information
 - Valid driver's licence
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - Heavy-Duty Equipment Technician Red Seal Endorsement
 - Farm Equipment Mechanic Trade Certification
 - Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic Trade Certification
Additional Skills
 - Keep maintenance reports and documentation
Work Location Information
 - Willing to relocate
 - In shop
Type of Equipment Repair
 - Railway locomotives


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