Hiring Process

Application Process


1. Submit an online application. If you want to apply for multiple positions, you must apply separately for each position and location. Make sure to complete all fields thoroughly.

2. Check your email. BNSF communicates with job applicants by email through addresses ending in @bnsf.com. If you think you may have missed an email, check your spam folder.

3. Applicants are screened, and selected candidates will be contacted for a phone, web or in-person interview or invited directly to a hiring event. If required, you may need to complete an initial assessment.

Successful applicants are extended conditional offers and prompted to complete pre-employment medical and background review.

Career opportunities are updated daily.

BNSF’s goals during the COVID-19 pandemic have been to keep our people safe and maintain our essential operations. Under President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan, BNSF is covered by the federal mandate requiring vaccination. Effective December 8, 2021, BNSF paused its implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate pending the outcome of litigation challenging the vaccine mandate.

BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or any status protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against. If you are an individual with a disability and wish to request an accommodation to fully utilize BNSF’s application system, please see our FAQs.

Pre-Employment Medical Review


The pre-employment medical review allows BNSF to evaluate a person’s capabilities in line with the requirements of the job.

You may be asked to complete one or more of the following during the medical review:

  • Medical History Questionnaire
  • Urine and/or Hair Drug Screen
  • Vision and Color Acuity Test
  • Hearing Test
  • Physical Exam
  • Thorough review of medical information and records by BNSF Medical Team

Pre-Employment Background Review


Information submitted on your application will be verified. Please note that once your application is submitted you will not be able to make any changes or updates – be thorough and accurate. In the event we are unable to verify your employment, you will be required to provide adequate documentation (W-2, 1099, Schedule C's, pay stubs, invoices, etc.).