Canadian Pacific Railway Signals & Communications Inspector - Mason City, IA in Mason City, Iowa

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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 to see the rail advantages of CP.


  • Canadian Pacific Railway operates 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year. Within the Department of Engineering Operations, there are two facets component in Signals & Communications: Construction and Maintenance;

  • Work mostly alone on a specified assigned territory by the Supervisors where the job can occasionally be physically demanding;

  • Primarily responsible for performing FRA regulatory test, inspect, and repair crossing warning and signal systems. They will also install, repair and maintain various equipment such as: signals, lights, switch machines, electrical switch locks, switch circuit controllers, as well as crossing warning devices;

  • Other general duties include cable locates, painting and housekeeping of signal housings & equipment; climb and troubleshoot signal structures and make electrical connections;

  • This role is an important link between ensuring compliance with FRA regulations and customer satisfaction while achieving the safest most efficient railroad operations;

  • Comply with Company & Regulatory Rules and Policies;

  • Digging, cable repair, housing keeping, assembly of signal equipment, wiring of signal equipment, pole line work;

  • Repair or replace damaged equipment;

  • Test and verify correct operation of S&C systems and equipment;

  • Perform preventive maintenance on all S&C apparatus;

  • Make inspections and tests as required on each device;

  • Report problems; failures or unsafe conditions;

  • Plan his/her own work and coordinate it with the work of others;

  • Ensure there is enough material on hand to permit work or repairs to be completed without undue delay;

  • Only make authorized corrections and modifications.


  • Applicants must be able to work outdoors and at times in remote locations and adverse weather condition. Work experience with heavy equipment such as a backhoe, trencher would be an asset.

  • Must have previous working knowledge of signaling systems and railroad signalman qualification.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.


  • Flexible and competitive benefits package

  • Completive company pension plan

  • Annual Fitness Subsidy

  • Part-time Studies Program


CP is looking for a qualified Signalman. If individuals do not have prior Signalman experience then they would start as an Assistant Signalman and be trained into the Signalman position.

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.