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Instructional Design

Instructor Training – Train & Engine

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Mid   Senior  
Organization Type Corporate L&D  
Pay Range TBD  

Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) are now CPKC. As the only truly North American railway, we are making big moves! Drawing on our strong foundations and heritage, CPKC moves essential goods across our 20,000-mile network to support economic growth throughout Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Be a part of history as we connect a continent and create exciting career opportunities across our new transnational network. Visit cpkcr.com to learn about the CPKC advantage, our purpose and culture.

Purpose Of The Position:

The instructor training is responsible for conducting training courses and a variety of examinations to running trade personnel and other crafts as necessary. The position will schedule and deliver safety, rules and technical training to Field Operation Personnel and will work closely with Field Operation Management to identify training needs for Field Operations. This includes classroom and practical instruction, as well as certification of trainees.

As an instructor you will identify, execute improvements, track improvements, and maintain up-to-date understanding of the company’s regulations and standards. The instructor will also be responsible to ensure training results are entered into the Learning Management System (LMS), accountable to the Manager, Technical Training and may perform performance assessments and validations, as required.

** This position will require Extensive travel. In addition to meeting local training needs, this position will also travel to other locations on the system as required. **

Position Accountabilities:

  • Assist in the development of training plans and to deliver training as identified in training curriculum
  • Administer courses and programs as well as examinations to participants
  • Work closely with the Field Placement Coordinators in the managing of trainee’s conductors and Locomotive Engineers
  • Evaluate on the job performance of trainee conductors, Locomotive Engineers or other employees as required
  • Accountable to enter and update training records into LMS for courses provided to employees
  • Evaluate current training practices and recommends new training materials and/or procedures.
  • Assist in the review of training material
  • Ensure training material is current and meets the needs of the clients
  • Act as liaison between Rules, Safety, Regulatory and employees regarding rules application and interpretation
  • Provide guidance and support to management and employees on matters pertaining to rules interpretation and application
  • Ensure confidentiality of all classes and employees results
  • Able to travel to provide training at other terminals
  • Assist train operations when required

Position Requirements:

  • High school or equivalent with post-secondary education preferred
  • Minimum of five years in Field Operations with excellent safety record
  • Must be Qualified as a locomotive engineer
  • Must have above average knowledge of Canadian Railway Operating Rules (CROR), General Operating Instructions (GOI) and Safety Rules and Work Procedures
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel is an asset
  • Previous training experience an asset
  • Remote Control Locomotive System (RCLS) Qualified is an asset
  • Hold a valid driver’s license

 What Cpkc Has To Offer:

  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program

Additional Information:

As an employer with North American presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.

Medical Requirements:

Operating safely is a core foundation of CPKC. Our commitment is to protect our people, customers, communities in which we operate, the environment and our assets. We are also committed to a healthy and safe workplace. CPKC’s Alcohol and Drug Policy and Procedures (“Policy and Procedures”) support these commitments.   All new hires for a safety citical position will be required to complete a pre-employment medical that includes a physical, vision, hearing, alcohol, and drug audit assessment. Pre-employment qualification drug test(s) are also required. This includes candidates participating in the Trainee Program who will also be required to pass a drug test during the training process before receiving final qualification for the position.

Background Investigation:

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

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check

Management Conductor Program:

Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CPKC. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.

CPKC is an employment equity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply including women, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities. Accommodations for the job application process can be provided, as appropriate, upon request. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)”. 

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About Organization

Go places no one else can go with CPKC.

As the only single-line rail network connecting North America, CPKC provides innovative and efficient freight transportation services to key markets across the continent elevating safety, improving service and driving sustainability We are changing supply chains, connecting communities and fueling economic growth in Canada, the United States and Mexico.