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Track Maintenance (Laborer, Truck Driver, Welder) - District 300 - Multiple Locations

Date: Jun 9, 2021

Location: Fargo, ND, US, 58104

Company: BNSF

Apply early as this job may be filled at any time.

 

Job Location: Fargo
Other Potential Locations: Fargo, ND; Aberdeen, SD; Minneapolis, MN; Sioux Falls, SD 
Anticipated Start Date: 09/13/2021
Number of Positions: 15 
Salary Range: Entry rate is approx. $25.34 - $31.38/hr w. annual pay of $52,707 - $65,270 w. 3 - 5 years seniority


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

 

Who we are and what we do

Do you want to be a part of something that really matters? Team BNSF includes professionals focused on safety, service, and who take pride in delivering the nation’s freight. Together, we help move goods and materials that sustain life and support local, national and global economies. The BNSF rail network is one of the largest freight railroads, spanning 28 western states and serving three Canadian provinces.

 

What we believe

At BNSF, our Vision and Values drive who we are, not only in our words, but also our actions. BNSF is committed to our foundational values of equality and inclusion. As members of the BNSF community, our employees are entitled to:

  • be treated with dignity and respect.
  • have equal access to tools, resources, training and development opportunities.
  • have equal opportunity to achieve their full potential.

 

We model the way through our leadership, our BNSF Diversity Councils, our diverse Business Resource Groups, our deep involvement and investment in the communities we serve, and through diversity and inclusion training programs. It’s through our actions that we create an inclusive, open and collaborative workplace that truly encourages diverse perspectives in all interactions.

 

SAFETY 

At BNSF, Safety is a core value of how we do business. Each and every day, our employees are committed to approach one another about safety, which is key in realizing our vision. Employees are also expected to comply with company and federal safety & health regulations, safety rules & policies, as well as procedures that guide work practices to reduce risk to exposure.  Such work practices include but are not limited to wearing required safety equipment, responding to safety concerns, and taking appropriate actions in the event of an emergency. 

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES 

This position is responsible for track maintenance (constructing, inspecting, repairing track and other railroad property/facilities); equipment operation and maintenance; crew and equipment transportation to/from jobsite; travel/work in assigned geographic area. 

 

TRACK MAINTENANCE REPAIR AND INSTALLATION 

  • Repair and rebuild railroad track using power and non-power hand tools 

  • Lift/carry track material 

  • Cut brush, trees and vegetation 

  • Clear right-of-way of litter and cargo spillage  

  • Perform maintenance by pulling spikes from ties, drilling holes through rails for bolt insertion, and fitting bolts 

  • Cut rail 

 

MAINTAIN TRACKBED 

  • Manually compress ballast 

  • Remove/install ties 

  • Lift, roll, and adjust rails 

  • Lift/carry track material with assistance 

 

OPERATE EQUIPMENT 

  • Remove/replace ballast 

  • Operate non-powered hand tools such as shovels, picks, axes, cutters, sledgehammers 

  • Operate proper electric, pneumatic, or hydraulic hand tools such as drills, impact wrenches, jacks, power saws, and grinders 

 

TRUCK DRIVER AND MAINTENACE 

  • Operate 26K+ lb trucks 

  • Ensure proper truck and equipment maintenance 

  • Submit required paperwork for truck repairs or welding equipment 

 

WELDER 

  • Weld, grind, and cut rail 

  • Operate welding truck safely and efficiently 

  • Order material: welding supplies, grinding stones, reports, safety equipment 

  • Maintain records and time sheets. 

 

The duties and responsibilities in this posting are representative categories to be used in deciding whether to apply for this position. This is not an exhaustive list of the position’s duties. 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS 

  • Extreme all-weather conditions 

  • Walk and perform work on uneven surfaces 

  • Safety-sensitive work environment 

  • Loud noise and fumes 

  • Work on and around heavy/moving machinery 

 

SHIFTS/HOURS 

  • Full-time (40hrs/wk) 

  • Subject to on-call, overtime, nights, alternating shifts, weekends, and holidays 

 

TRAVEL 

  • Travel to and remain on job sites in designated seniority region and remain on site for extended periods, sometimes days or weeks at a time 

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS 

  • At least 18 years of age, or will be by the anticipated start date listed above

  • Ability to report for duty at the designated work location 

  • Able to work safely in the above working conditions 

  • Able to work the above shift/hours  

  • Able to meet the above travel requirements 

  • Able to read, write and communicate (speak, hear and understand) English 

  • Able to lift and carry up to 60 lbs occasionally 

  • Possess a valid state-issued driver’s license 

  • Able to visually distinguish colors - red, blue, green, yellow, and lunar (clear) light  

  • Ability to discriminate and differentiate between verbal and non-verbal sounds (signals, alarms, etc.) in the work environment 

  • Able to use hands to perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning and pulling 

  • Occasionally climb on/off equipment 

  • Bend, walk, stand and sit for extended time; use hand tools 

  • Follow safety policies and procedures along with rules compliance; wear required personal protective equipment, including respirators 

 

TRAINING 

  • Company-paid on-the-job training 

 

RELOCATION 

  • Assistance not available 

 

UNION 

  • Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees 

  • Dues required per union agreement 

 

SENIORITY DISTRICT TRANSFERS 

  • Per union agreement 

  • Seniority-based 

  • Director approval required 

 

PROBATIONARY PERIOD 

  • 60 days 

 

BENEFITS:

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.
 
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION ELEMENTS:
  •     Criminal history 
  •     Last 7 years of driving history
  •     Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
  •     Social Security number
  •     Education
 
MEDICAL REVIEW ELEMENTS:
  •     Medical evaluation
  •     Drug Screen
  •     Other elements as needed
 
DRUG TEST ELEMENTS:
 
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 http://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic.

 

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