Mechanical Shop Laborer ALLIANCE, NE

Location: Alliance, NE, US, 69301

Company: BNSF

Apply early as this job may be removed or filled prior to the closing date, which is approximately seven (7) days after the posting date.


Job Location: Alliance
Other Potential Locations: Alliance, NE 
Anticipated Start Date: 09/18/2017
Number of Positions: 4.0 
Salary Range: Entry rate of pay is approximately $ 20.79 per hour,

All communication with applicants will be done via email.  Please check your email on a daily basis.

DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is responsible for keeping work areas clean and orderly as well as operating industrial maintenance equipment within a shop environment.


SAFETY: Comply with company and federal safety rules, policies and procedures to include wearing required safety equipment, responding to safety concerns and taking appropriate action. May be required to handle hazardous materials.


EQUIPMENT OPERATION: Operate forklift, mobile crane, trackmobile, shop tractor, and power hand tools. Fuel truck driver, drives fuel tanker trucks on roadways and BNSF property to fuel locomotives where required. This position requires a CDL and is bid based on seniority and business need.


EQUIPMENT AND SHOP MAINTENANCE: Sand, fuel and clean locomotives. Clean and organize shop work area: sweep and clean work surfaces, store parts, empty and discard garbage; operate power-driven equipment such as a vacuum cleaner, electric broom, or steam cleaning gun.




Basic Qualifications:


  • 21 years of age or older
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Have a valid CDL, with test endorsements for combination vehicle, air brake, and HAZMAT or able to obtain one within 60 days of employment
  • Willing to submit to an employment, criminal and driving background review
  • Available to work in the geographic area indicated
  • Able to read, write and communicate (speak, hear and understand) English
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions (hot, cold, rain, snow, and sleet)
  • Work a 40 hour work week. Shifts are governed by union agreement and subject to seniority. Mechanical shops operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week with three 8-hour shifts including weekends, holidays and overtime. Available to work any of these shifts as required
  • Able to lift and carry up to 30 pounds with or without assistance
  • Able to visually distinguish among red, blue, green and yellow colors , hear, and with training distinguish auditory signals
  • Able to use hands to perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning and pulling
  • Able to perform work on uneven surfaces, frequently climb ladders and on/off equipment, and work from various heights
  • Able to work in conditions that include loud noise and fumes, work on and around heavy and moving machinery, bend, walk, stand and sit for extended periods of time and use hand tools
  • Follow safety policies and procedures and wear the required personal protective equipment required for the job in a safe manner


Training: Company paid on-the-job training is provided.


Relocation: Relocation assistance is not available for this position.


Work Conditions: Extreme all-weather conditions; un-even surfaces; safety sensitive work environment..


Probationary Period: 100 working days.


Travel: Minimal.


Shifts/Hours: Mechanical shops operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week with three 8-hour shifts including weekends, holidays and overtime. Work weeks are 40 hours per week, shifts are governed by union agreement and subject to seniority.


Union: National Conference of Fireman and Oilers.


Dues: Per the collective bargaining agreement, union membership and monthly dues are required.


BNSF Employees receive a competitive benefit package.
All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen.
BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.
  •     Criminal history 
  •     Last 7 years of driving history
  •     Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
  •     Social Security number
  •     Education
  •     Medical evaluation
  •     Drug Screen
  •     Other elements as needed
BNSF is committed to a safe and drug free work place and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping BNSF safe and drug free.

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): Federal authority requires BNSF employees, whose work requires unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, to obtain a TWIC. A TWIC is a condition of employment for such positions and requires candidates to those positions to submit to a TSA security assessment (to include, but not limited to, providing: biographic information; identity documents; fingerprints; digital photograph). More information is available at


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