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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, 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 cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of CP.
Are you looking for an exciting career change or ready to apply your railroad experience and education with an opportunity to showcase your excellent interpersonal skills and drive for results? The CP Operations Engineering Management Trainee Program may be perfect for you!
Do you enjoy the challenges of railroading and desire for an opportunity to move into a leadership role? Or perhaps you have completed your Engineering Degree and want to put those skills to use? Whatever the case may be, the CP Operations Engineering Management Trainee Program may be a great next step for you and your career. We are looking for highly motivated individuals willing to learn and develop their leadership skills; to develop and lead highly effective teams to consistently deliver expected operation results. If leading others and getting great results is your passion – the CP Operations Engineering Management Trainee position may be a perfect fit for you.
This is a front-line leadership role at Canadian Pacific; aligned with CP’s foundations, company goals and vision. The successful management trainee will lead a diverse workgroup to safely and efficiently accomplish work assignments, drive continuous improvement and balance the operational requirements with team and employee development.
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
The purpose of the CP Operations Engineering Management Trainee program is to find the right individual with the right leadership mindset and experience to take on leadership roles. We will expose the trainee to various operational and support groups to learn various aspects of the business by moving through the organization, and taking on progressively more responsibility. Your career will start with a 6 month, fully paid training program. Upon completion the individual will be prepared for their initial challenging and exciting front-line management position as an Engineer in Training or Project Engineer within the Engineering team.
The program begins with a two to three week introduction to CP and Program Overview. During this time, the Management Trainees will receive an in-depth company overview, begin working with a chosen mentor, begin leadership training and interact with key company leaders and executives. Following this period, the Trainee will complete four to six weeks of Operations Immersion; completing Manager Conductor Training and spending time in the field with various leaders across the network. The management trainee will then begin field placement in Engineering, to develop understanding and linkages to other key areas of the business. Prior to graduation in the program, the trainee will work with peers and managers from other departments on continuous improvement projects both as a participant and as a leader. As well, reinforcement of leadership skills and CP’s leadership training will be completed prior to the final step and presentation of an offer for a supervisory position.
The overall objective is to have the trainee, using the experiences and education they bring to the trainee position, learn best practices in leadership, railroading, management of railroad terminal operations; work on specific continuous improvement projects; manage both union and non-union employees and prepare for a successful career in management starting with their first field operations supervisory position.
Program location will take place throughout CP’s US locations.
RELOCATION WILL BE REQUIRED for final placement in a managerial position for the successful management trainee.
WHAT CP HAS TO OFFER:
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 considered safety critical; all new hires will be required to complete a pre-employment medical evaluation that includes a vision, hearing, drug screening and pre-employment physical.
The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:
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/affirmative action employer, inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.