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Canadian Pacific Railroad

Engineer in Training (EIT), Mechanical Data Analytics (97326)

Education and Training

Training/Development

Yearly

No

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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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. For more on our purpose, culture, and strategy, visit cpr.ca/en/about-cp.


PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Engineer in Training (EIT), Mechanical Data Analytics performs mechanical data analysis in support of requests from the mechanical car and locomotive, safety and regulatory, and engineering departments. Data analytics performed by the employee are used to determine root causes for a number of events occurring in railway operations which consist of, but are not limited to, the following: Derailments, component failures in linear, locomotive, and railcar assets. The results of these analyses may also be used to enhance Equipment Health Monitoring System (EHMS) rules or to purchase preventative technologies to improve safety, increase operational efficiency, and assist in asset repair management strategies. Determining more efficient ways for extracting and consolidating data is also a responsibility of the employee to facilitate both internal requests and those from regulatory bodies such as Transport Canada, the Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Railroad Association (FRA), and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Support all mechanical, safety and regulatory, and engineering department investigations;

  • Develop new business and operating rules based on data analysis key findings and root causes;

  • Support business case developments for new technology purchases and/or process integrations based on data analysis results to improve railway safety and efficiency;

  • Coordinate the implementation and installation of such technologies.

  • Propose new processes and technologies to enhance investigation data retrieval and processing capabilities to increase productivity;

  • Define requirements and work with IT staff to incorporate all technological changes;

  • Utilize vast quantities of wayside detector, locomotive, operating, repair, and incident data sources to develop value adding machine learning models and processes.

  • Visit train yards and derailment sites as required to collect evidence and data immediately as incidents occur;

  • Adhere to Canadian Pacific’s health and safety policy;

  • Support occasional weekend requests for immediate analysis.

POSITION SKILLS:

  • Ability to perform process large amounts of data;

  • Ability to develop business rules, machine learning models (with limited tools), and or incorporate new technologies to improve safety and operational efficiency;

  • Ability and drive to drill down to determine root causes of incidents;

  • Ability to support and independently manage multiple projects;

  • Ability to produce requirements for existing IT systems such that they can be improved;

  • Willingness to learn how to submit Investment Funding Requests to improve systems and purchase new technologies which increase productivity;

  • Willingness to cross-train and learn multiple field positions to enhance qualifications;

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must hold a Bachelors/Masters/ or PHD degree in the engineering, mathematical, or computer science fields from an accredited college or university;

  • Must be able to write clear and concise reports which will be distributed to high level management;

  • Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in industry implementing data mining and machine learning concepts OR evidence of project work in school in artificial intelligence fields;

  • Must hold a full stage Class 5 driver’s permit;

  • Must hold a Canadian Passport;

  • Must be eligible to register as an EIT or hold a P.Eng. status;

  • Must be willing to travel up to 20% annually and is eligible to travel to the United States and Mexico.

WHAT CP HAS TO OFFER:

  • Flexible and competitive benefits package

  • Competitive company pension plan

  • Employee Share Purchase Plan

  • Performance Incentive Program

  • Annual Fitness Subsidy

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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

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 CP. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.

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").