Canadian Pacific Railway Assistant Signal Mechanic - Schenectady, NY in Saratoga Springs, New York

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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.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

  • Entry level position to assist and be trained in maintenance and construction of wayside signals and crossing signals normally in a mobile crew.

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • General responsibilities for this position involve assisting in the installation, construction of wayside signals and crossing signals (normally in a mobile crew). Operates heavy equipment; climbs poles; digs ditches and holes to install equipment.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicants desired to have background in outdoor related construction, having some experience with heavy equipment such as backhoe, trencher, truck driving, and have a background showing interest in electrical/electronic field.

  • Required to travel.

  • CDL license or ability to obtain.

  • Must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather.

  • Due to the safety-sensitive nature of this position, you must not have had any drug or alcohol-related offenses within the past 2 years and no more than 1 within the past 5 years.

WHAT CP HAS TO OFFER:

  • Flexible and competitive benefits package

  • Employer Funded Retirement Plan

  • Annual Fitness Subsidy

  • Part-time Studies Program

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Medical Requirements: CP is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public. This position is considered a safety sensitive or safety critical 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

  • Reference check

  • Last 3 years of driving history

  • Last 7 years of employment history

  • Social Security number verification

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