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Canadian Pacific Railroad

Mechanic Apprentice (Locomotive) - Mason City, IA (87044)

Transportation and Logistics

Vehicle Mechanic



Mason City, Iowa, 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 to see the rail advantages of CP.


Inspect, service, and maintain diesel locomotives in accordance with governmental and company regulations.


  • Diagnose diesel engine malfunctions and make indicated repairs using hand tools, measuring instruments and sometimes machine tools;

  • Inspect, maintain, and repair locomotives, including air brakes, diesel engines, and air compressors;

  • Perform air brake tests;

  • Operate welding equipment to cut or make necessary repairs;

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Mechanical experience on diesel engines;
  • Must understand and apply mechanical principles, make judgments regarding defects for repairs and replacements;
  • Must exercise good hand and eye coordination, oral communications and understand printed/written information;
  • Subject to work various shifts if needed;
  • Subject to work over time if needed.


  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Employer funded Retirement plan

  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies program


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.

Background Investigation:

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

  • Criminal history check

  • 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.