Career Opportunity: Canadian Pacific Seeking Signal & Communications Technician

Mankato Times

MASON CITY, IA. — Canadian Pacific is hiring a Signals and Communications Technician in the Mason City, IA area, $23.21-$27.31 per hour.

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Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP)(NYSE:CP) is a transcontinental railway in the United States and Canada with direct links to eight major ports 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.​​​ 


  • General responsibilities for this position involve the installation, maintenance and construction of Train Control Systems and Grade Crossing Warning Systems;
  • May also supervise, instruct, or direct other employees who may be assisting the Electronic Technician in their work;
  • Will work outdoors a majority of the time with exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity such as extreme heat, cold, ice, rain, snow;
  • Facilitate repair and return of bad order circuit cards and components through equipment vendors;
  • Use meters, scopes, and other various types of test equipment to diagnose equipment problems and failures;
  • Use computers for diagnostics in troubleshooting electronic equipment, software burning, software uploading/downloading, downloading event logs, and other various functions;
  • Test, inspect, and repair signal apparatus to meet requirements set forth by Canadian Pacific and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulatory requirements;
  • Manage and document FRA test and inspection reports;
  • Support Signal Maintainers, Signal Crews, and Signal Testmen in their duties and with technical issues;
  • Acquire and apply knowledge of Grade Crossing Warning System equipment, i.e. HXP’s, GCP’s, PMD’s and Train Control Systems, i.e. VHLC’s, VPI’s, Electro logic’s, Microlok’s;
  • Become familiar with Signal & Communication circuit drawings and standards;
  • Make field checks and corrections to circuit drawings as necessary. 


  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required;
  • Post-secondary education is preferred;
  • Must possess or be willing to obtain within 6 months, FCC General Radio Telephone Operators License (GROL) or equivalent i.e. International Society of Certified Electronic Technicians (ISCET certification);
  • Requires valid Driver’s License to operate company vehicle;
  • Ability to respond for emergent work past normal working hours;
  • Ability to occasionally work at various heights (ladders, signal masts and structures).

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

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