Assistant Trainmaster

Canadian Pacific Railway based in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Assistant Trainmaster. Canadian Pacific Railway is a historic and influential railway company. Tasked with building a transcontinental railway, the CPR successfully connected the eastern and western provinces, fostering economic growth and national unity. Its completion in 1885 marked a pivotal moment in Canada’s development. Originally headquartered in Montreal, the CPR expanded beyond rail, delving into shipping, telecommunications, and more. It remains a significant player in transportation, leaving an indelible mark on Canada’s history and landscape. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: Canadian Pacific Railway
Position: Assistant Trainmaster
No of Vacancies: 1
Salary: Salary is not mentioned, $15.00-$20.00 hourly estimated salary
Employment Type: Full-Time
Job Grade: 5
Location: Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
Req ID
: 101292
Department: Operations Prairie North Division
Position Type: Non-Union
Job Available to: Internal & External


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language
Education: Candidates should should have a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma
Experience: Candidates should should have previous experience conducting investigations; analyzing, understanding and resolving local issues related to interpreting variances to operating protocols

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should have a valid driver’s license
  • The candidates should demonstrate operational knowledge related to operational plans and yard management practices is expected from the candidates
  • The candidates should have the ability to obtain and maintain CP’s Canadian Rail Operating Rules (CROR) qualifications as a conductor or engineer
  • The candidates should have a willingness to operate trains to support operations as needed
  • The candidates should be qualified locomotive engineer
  • The candidates should have proven ability to understand collective agreements and regulatory requirements
  • The candidates should have excellent problem solving skills with an ability to pinpoint expectations along with providing positive, constructive feedback
  • The candidates should be willing and able to work rotating days/nights shift to support a 24/7 operation


  • The candidates should be able to coordinate yard processes to fulfill engineering and mechanical requests for car movement and placement, customer car orders, and customer service operations instructions
  • The candidates should be able to assist in the coordination of all train movements within the yard, mainline, and terminal to dispatching and operating crews
  • The candidates should be able to be accountable for asset utilization within the terminal and expedited train movement to reduce and meet terminal dwell time
  • The candidates should be able to be responsible for job safety briefings, efficiency tests, and communication with employees for all safety initiatives and blitzes required in the terminal and other safety activities
  • The candidates should be able to provide timely updates, delays, and variances in NEXUS/Yard Planner and transfer of liability (TOL) notification as required
  • The candidates should be able to troubleshoot and implement action plans and standard processes to address daily problems and concerns
  • The candidates should be able to assist in crew transportation to and from trains, away from home terminal hotels, and for over-the-road requirements
  • The candidates should be able to review workload for local service operating plan (LSOP) assignments to ensure maximum production and efficiency, as well as the execution of the LSOP and operating plan (OP) through active supervision
  • The candidates should be able to ensure that mechanical requirements are met for car repair spotting and inspection to maximize track availability
  • The candidates should be able to ensure that all documentation is accurate, complete, and properly communicated to the next assistant trainmaster on shift; resolve non-compliance crew issues and/or opportunities for process improvement or escalate to the trainmaster as appropriate
  • The candidates should be able to be accountable for the notification and escalation of customer delays, inventory management of terminals, and the line of road in their areas of responsibility
  • The candidates should be able to potentially be assigned employees to mentor and coach through active observation and providing feedback


  • The candidates will get flexible and competitive benefits package, competitive company pension plan, employee share purchase plan, performance incentive program, annual fitness subsidy, part-time studies program, flexible work environment

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume) through the below-mentioned details.

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