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Canadian Pacific Railroad

Tower Operator - Bensenville, IL (85845)

Transportation and Logistics

Crane Operator

Yearly

No

Bensenville, Illinois, United States

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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 POSITION

The Tower Operator is responsible for the safe, efficient, and timely movement of all trains under the direction of the Train Dispatcher.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

  • Dispatch train and engineering movements on the railroad in a safe and efficient manner under the direction of the Train Dispatcher;
  • Delivers necessary track authorities to safely move trains across the railroad under the direction of the Train Dispatcher;
  • Delivers necessary track authorities for protection of engineering personnel under the direction of the Train Dispatcher;
  • Records information as required by the railroad and the federal government;
  • Informs Train Dispatcher of the overall operations of trains and any delays;
  • Delivers necessary Track Bulletins to protect trains and engineering personnel under the direction of the Train Dispatcher;
  • Provides for the prompt movement of cars when billed, reporting any delayed car movement to the Train Dispatcher;
  • Assists in the investigations of train accidents and personal injuries, when required;
  • Complies with all rules, office procedures, and requirements of Transportation Health and Safety Plan;
  • Skilled communication with individuals at all levels of the organization.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • High School Graduate or equivalent required;
  • One to three years’ experience in Transportation or Train Operations preferred;
  • Thorough knowledge of General Code of Operating Rules, Timetables, Operations Supervisor Manuals, and Notices including passing of required exams;
  • Previous Tower Operator or comparable experience preferred;
  • Must be able to become familiar with train operations and associated rules;
  • Must be able to form a good understanding of physical characteristics of the railroad;
  • Must possess ability to analyze rapidly and be capable of making quick decisions;
  • Must be computer literate and possess the ability to master computerized train control applications;
  • Requires shift work as assigned, including nights, weekends, and holidays;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Good color vision required.

WHAT CP HAS TO OFFER:

  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Employer Funded Retirement Plan
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program

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.

Medical Requirements:

CP is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public. This position is a safety critical position; all new hires will be required to complete a pre-employment medical that includes a physical, vision, hearing, alcohol and drug audit assessments. Qualification drug test(s) are also required.

Background Investigation:

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

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check
  • Last 3 years of driving history
  • Social Security number verification

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