Track Laborer

Canadian Pacific | Albany, NY

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Posted Date 5/18/2023
Description 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 to learn about the CPKC advantage, our purpose and culture.

We are hiring out of the following locations - Albany, Saratoga, Schenectady, Fort Edward, Glen Falls, Whitehall, and Plattsburgh. This is a 100% travelling position within New York and Maine. Your typical schedule will be Monday-Thursday, 4 x 10's when working in New York, and 7on/7off when working in Maine. Hotel accommodations and travel expenses are provided. As a new hire you can expect to work night shifts.


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
  • This is a travelling position across the state of Maine. Your typical schedule will be Mon - Thurs, 4 x 10's. While travelling your accommodations are provided and you will receive a daily expense Per Diem and mileage reimbursement.
  • Work night shifts as required
  • 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)
  • Ability to travel overnight four nights per week (company provided hotel and meal per diem)
  • Ability to work night shifts

  • Paid training to set you up for success as a Railroader!
  • Flexible and competitive benefits package, starting from day 1
  • Railroad Retirement & 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: $28.51/hour
    • Foreman: $30.18

Medical Requirements:

CPKC is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public. This position is a sensitive 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.

  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Union
  • Location: Albany,
  • Compensation Rate: $23.91 per hour
Salary23.91 Hour
Per Diem
Per Diem Offered

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