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CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY Track Laborer in Ottumwa, Iowa

Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) are now CPKC. As the only truly North American railway, we are making big moves!Drawing on our strong foundations and heritage, CPKC moves essential goods across our 20,000-mile network to support economic growth throughout Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.Be a part of history as we connect a continent and create exciting career opportunities across our new transnational network.Visit tolearn about the CPKCadvantage, our purpose and culture.


Safely maintain the physical railway track within a specific territory in accordance with guidelines set forth by the FRA and CPKC.


  • Track maintenance and renewal work (working outdoors, in all weather conditions)
  • Use of hand tools and small machines, operating track renewal equipment
  • Standing, lifting, squatting for long periods and the ability to lift 50lbs or greater


  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Reliable transportation to and from work site, and a valid driver's license
  • Ability to perform physically work outdoors in all types of weather
  • Ability to read and understand safety rules and regulations, performing tasks in accordance with those rules
  • 18 years of age or older
  • High School diploma or GED
  • CDL license or ability to obtaining one (CPKC will help cover the associated costs)



  • Paid training to set you up for success as a Railroader
  • Flexible and competitive benefits package, starting from day 1
  • Railroad Retirement and 401K Matching
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Part-time Studies Program
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Career progression - Upon completion of the probationary period, you may bid into other positions that become available within the Union. A few examples include:
    • Machine Operator: $31.26/hr
    • Welder: $32.26/hr
    • Welder Foreman: $33.84/hr
    • Foreman: $33.50/hr

Medical Requirements:

CPKC is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public. This position is asensitive position; all new hires will be required to complete a pre-employment medical that includes a physical, vision, hearing, alcohol, and drug audit assessments. Qualification drug test(s) are also required.

Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need pass the following clearances:

  • Criminal history check
  • Last 7 Years employment history
  • Driver's License Verification
  • Last 3 years of driving history
  • Social Security number verification

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

Req ID: 102097

Department: Engineering

Job Type: Full-Time

Position Type: Union

Location: Ottumwa

, Iowa

Country: United States

of Positions: 1

Compensation Rate: $25.36

CPKC is an employment equity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply including women, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities. Accommodations for the job application process can be provided, as appropriate, upon request. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).