Equipment Operator
Full-Time Equipment Operator at CPKC
Available Openings: 1
Industry: Transportation
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: $23.50/hr
Education Preferred: Yes
Education Level: High School
Criminal Background: Other

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.


CPKC is hiring fulltime Equipment Operators in order to facilitate the safe and efficient loading of domestic and international containers at its flagship Intermodal facility in Minneapolis, MN.

Various levels of progression that offer a range of wages from $23.50-$28.50/hr. Positions include Ground person, hostler operator and lift operator, these positions are based on seniority and position availability.



Operation of various terminal equipment including shunt trucks, light duty pickup trucks, fuel trucks, trailers, chassis, forklift, sweeper truck, etc. Hostling containers/chassis within terminal to support train loading operations General duties, as required, including pre-tripping of perishable intermodal containers, building electric reefer container sets on railcars, plug in reefers on ground and monitor performance Perform visual inspection and report on damages and defects of intermodal equipment Prepare railcars for proper loading of different-size containers by placement of pedestals and spacers Assist in securement of containers once loaded to railcar (walking on railcar platforms, locking/unlocking IBC’s) Update system as required once work is completed


Flexible and competitive benefits package Employer Funded Retirement Plan Employee Share Purchase Plan Annual Fitness Subsidy Part-time Studies Program

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 to successfully complete the following clearances:

Criminal history check Driver’s License Verification Last 3 years of driving history Last 7 years of employment history; includes military service Social Security number verification

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



  • High School Graduation or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Experience working with heavy equipment or as a shunt or long-haul driver is preferred 
  • Work outdoors in all types of weather conditions is required 
  • Possess advanced reading and writing skills, including the ability to follow advanced written instruction and/or training in skills such as driving 
  • Strong safety mindset, this is a safety-sensitive position within an environment of heavy equipment and constant flow of traffic 
  • CPKC operates 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; must be able to work on various shifts including; overnights, holidays, and weekends and days off.


1010 Shop Road
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106
Transit: No Transit