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Canadian Pacific Railway Specialist Perishable Fleets in Mississauga, Canada

  • Req ID: 76266

  • Department: Market Strategy & Asset Management

  • Job Type: Full-Time

  • Position Type: Non-Union

  • Location: Mississauga, Ontario

  • Country: Canada

  • % of Travel: 20-30%

  • of Positions: 1

  • Job Available to: Internal & External

  • Deadline to apply: 12/11/2019

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. For more on our purpose, culture, and strategy, visit


As the Specialist, Perishable Equipment you will provide the technical expertise required to deliver process enhancement and standardization ensuring fleet reliability and best in class performance throughout CP’s network – making sure customers’ perishable products are transported in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient, temperature-controlled environment.


  • Responsible to manage CP’s fleets dedicated to the handling of perishable equipment;

  • Provide recommendations on key aspects of the Intermodal refrigerated business, including fleet capability and new technology in order enable expansion of perishable product offering;

  • Recognize, develop and implement best practices for the handling of Intermodal refrigerated shipments, with customers, terminals, asset management teams;

  • Provide technical expertise in the design of future perishable equipment builds, and support processes associated to the acquisition and retirement of perishable fleets;

  • Manage exception alerts via telematics on CP’s entire Domestic Refrigerated fleet and 40’ Genset fleet the fleet and address critical alerts accordingly to ensure minimum loaded equipment downtime.

  • Work closely with all operations teams, including Intermodal terminal teams, Train and Engine (T&E) regional teams, the National Service Centre (Winnipeg), Customer Service group, Damage Prevention and Freight claims, ensuring daily plans are executed, and exceptions are handled in priority;

  • Provide oversight on preventive maintenance processes and procedures, pre-tripping and repair of Perishable Equipment within all CP Intermodal terminals – ensure all maintenance requirements are met throughout equipment life cycle;

  • Provide technical expertise and troubleshooting to external service vendors responsible for the execution of required repair; monitor completion of vendors' preventative maintenance and repairs as stipulated within respective contractual agreements;

  • Ensure compliance with all local and federally regulated requirements for use of refrigerated equipment, manage/maintain requirements for transport refrigeration to meet federal requirements;

  • Develop, implement, and maintain procedures for service calls; act with a high sense of urgency when emergency repairs are required;

  • Monitor, track, and perform root case analysis regarding equipment failures – develop corrective action plans to ensure optimal performance, reliability and serviceability of fleets;

  • Use data (statistical and trend analysis) and physical observation/investigation to identify root cause of exceptions to optimal fleet performance, and recommend counter measure/improvement to process or method in collaboration with internal stakeholders;

  • Develop and track key performance indicators and reliability metrics, including equipment failure and fix rates – provide scorecards as required


  • Completion of Undergraduate Degree in related field with concentration in Transportation preferred;

  • Minimum 5 years in the perishable supply chain with emphasis on Intermodal transportation;

  • In depth understanding of HVAC, mechanical, and electrical systems as it relates to commodity transportation, including Power Generators and related electrical systems;

  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, planning and decision making skills – ability to drill down and understand root cause to resolve complex issues with drive and urgency;

  • Ability to handle and maintain confidential information, multi-task several activities and duties, function and act independently, function in a fast-paced environment, under short time constraints, and within established deadlines;

  • Ability to communicate and influence stakeholders (customers, associations and internal groups) up to the GM level;

  • Proficient using Microsoft Excel (data analysis), Word and Outlook;

  • Effective communication in English, both oral and written forms;

  • Ability to travel within North America, and work non-standard hours to support CP’s operation.


  • Flexible and competitive benefits package

  • Competitive company pension plan

  • Employee Share Purchase Plan

  • Performance Incentive Program

  • Annual Fitness Subsidy


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").