Canadian Pacific Railway Signal & Communications Technician - System IA, MN, IL, MO in Davenport, Iowa

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CP is looking for a qualified Signal & Communications Technician. If individuals do not have prior Signalman experience then they would start as a Signal & Communications Assistant and be trained into the position.

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 ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • General responsibilities for this position involve the installation, maintenance and construction of Train Control Systems and Grade Crossing Warning Systems;

  • May also supervise, instruct, or direct other employees who may be assisting the Electronic Technician in their work;

  • Will work outdoors a majority of the time with exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity such as extreme heat, cold, ice, rain, snow;

  • Facilitate repair and return of bad order circuit cards and components through equipment vendors;

  • Use meters, scopes, and other various types of test equipment to diagnose equipment problems and failures;

  • Use computers for diagnostics in troubleshooting electronic equipment, software burning, software uploading/downloading, downloading event logs, and other various functions;

  • Test, inspect, and repair signal apparatus to meet requirements set forth by Canadian Pacific and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulatory requirements;

  • Manage and document FRA test and inspection reports;

  • Support Signal Maintainers, Signal Crews, and Signal Testmen in their duties and with technical issues;

  • Acquire and apply knowledge of Grade Crossing Warning System equipment, i.e. HXP’s, GCP’s, PMD’s and Train Control Systems, i.e. VHLC’s, VPI’s, Electro logic’s, Microlok’s;

  • Become familiar with Signal & Communication circuit drawings and standards;

  • Make field checks and corrections to circuit drawings as necessary.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required;

  • Post-secondary education is preferred;

  • Must possess or be willing to obtain within 6 months, FCC General Radio Telephone Operators License (GROL) or equivalent i.e. International Society of Certified Electronic Technicians (ISCET certification);

  • Requires valid Driver’s License to operate company vehicle;

  • Ability to respond for emergent work past normal working hours;

  • Ability to occasionally work at various heights (ladders, signal masts and structures).

WHAT CP HAS TO OFFER:

  • Flexible and competitive benefits package

  • Completive company pension plan

  • Annual Fitness Subsidy

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Medical Requirements: CP is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public. This position is considered a safety sensitive position; all new hires will be required to complete a pre-employment medical evaluation that includes a vision, hearing, drug screening and pre-employment physical.

Drug Test Elements:

All new hires are required to undergo a drug screen. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping CP safe and drug free.

Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:

  • Criminal history check

  • Education verification

  • Last 3 years of driving history

  • Last 7 years of employment history; includes military service

  • Social Security number verification

CP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.