Signal & Communications Helper

Deadline Date: Sunday December 31, 2017

Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE:CP) is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to eight major ports, including Vancouver and Montreal, providing 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 Canadian Pacific. You will work as part of team performing heavy labour related to railway signaling systems construction and maintenance.

Posting Date:
Thunder Bay
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Number of positions:
Days of work:
Trenching, cable distribution, housing installation, assembly of signal equipment, wiring of signal equipment, pole line work;
Work with Track Renewal groups protecting the Signal & Communications (S&C) equipment;
At times you are required to repair or replace damaged equipment;
Moderate to heavy physical labour on an assigned area of track.
This work involves:
Signal equipment installation
Install ground systems
Electrical connection of rail reporting the color of the signal
Climbing poles
Pole line repair
Walking on uneven ground 
An emphasis on safety is critical for all employees.
This can be a high risk environment as you will be working around heavy moving equipment;
Employees must remain focused at all times and be willing to work in a team environment.
The work location is outdoors and, therefore, you will be working in all weather conditions (rain, direct sunlight, snow etc.);
May be required to be away from home.
During this period, the employee will be classed as an S&C Helper at a rate of pay of $22.745 per hour. After completion of training, the employee may bid to a Maintainer position.
After completion of the program you will become a Signal Maintainer;
Accountabilities include:
Test and verify the correct operation of Signal & Communications (S&C) systems and equipment on your assigned territory;
Perform preventive maintenance on all S&C apparatus;
Make inspections and tests as required on each device;
Repair or replace defective devices;
Investigate and locate problems or failures and take the proper corrective action;
Plan own work and co-ordinate it with others;
Ensure there is enough material on hand to permit work or repairs to be completed without undue delay;
Install apparatus in accordance with prepared circuit drawings and standards;
Make authorized corrections and modifications to circuits and enter the changes on plans; 
Prepare and submit reports, time sheets and handle general correspondence;
This position is on call to protect failures in the off hours.
Must be at least 18 years of age;
High school or a General Equivalency Diploma is required;
Valid driver's license is required;
Education or experience in Electronics/Electrical is considered an asset; 
Commercial Vehicle and/or air brake license (DZ) is considered an asset;
A safety-oriented work ethic supported by experience within the labour industry;
The ability to follow instructions, rules and regulations is essential written and verbal communications skills;
Ability to work as a valuable member of a team;
Good written and verbal communication/comprehension skills are essential.
Background Investigation: The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances: 
Criminal history check
Reference check
Education check
Closing Date/Apply by:
Sunday December 31, 2017
How To Apply:
Please note that only those applicants that apply online at  to requisition number 63928 or 63929 by December 31, 2017 will be considered for this position.

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