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Engineering Management Trainee (Telecom) 2019

Date: Jan 17, 2019

Location: Fort Worth, TX, US, 76131

Company: BNSF

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The Management Trainee (MT) Program is specifically designed to develop leaders that will drive the future of our organization.  This program begins with a two week orientation at our corporate headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas.  During this time, MTs receive a company overview, interact with company leaders, and develop skills for a successful career.  Additional training will vary by department.  


The Operations Management Trainee position is a leadership role at BNSF Railway.  These individuals lead a diverse workgroup to safely and efficiently accomplish work assignments and goals that are in line with the company's vision.


Management Trainees have an opportunity to proactively contribute to focusing on helping ensure high network availability and on time train performance by learning areas of support, planning, engineering and implementation across our network system

The Central Repair Facility (CRF) is an organization within Telecom that configures, calibrates, and repairs various electronic devices and manages the telecom sparing and project inventory for more than 16 technology platforms.  This aids in the continued reliability and availability of the network that supports BNSF Operations across the system.


Relocation assistance may be provided to those who are moving more than 50 driving miles from their permanent residence.


Work Location: Texas or Kansas 

Anticipated Start Date: January, June or September 2019

Salary Range: $68,500


Applicants will be notified via e-mail regarding potential interviews, testing, and hiring events for this position.  Please check your e-mail on a daily basis.




A candidate must be willing to be relocated to any location across the BNSF system for the training program. Once training has been completed, candidates will likely be relocated again to an assigned, permanent location. Please refer to BNSF’s operating system at (see System Map). An ideal candidate should be very flexible regarding location.




The Management Trainee program begins with a fast-paced, intensive training program that includes: 

  • Two (2) weeks orientation conducted at our company headquarters in Fort Worth, TX
  • Two to three (2-3) weeks’ technical (e.g. rules, safety) and personnel training conducted at our Technical Training Center (TTC) in Overland Park, KS
  • Associated on-the-job field training conducted at assigned location 



The training program will include:


  • Technical Training both in the field and at the Technical Training Center (TCC) in Overland Park, KS.
  • Develop railroad knowledge to understand operations focused on engineering department, including interacting with other operations departments.
  • Lead a diverse workgroup to safely and efficiently accomplish work assignments and goals
  • Maintain a culture of safety; lead discussions on how to approach others, relay information about safety, and ways to minimize risk.
  • Assist Foremen and Technicians with personnel paperwork, vacation requests, and training/development plans.
  • Coordinate with customers, providing timely information ensuring their service needs and expectations are understood and met.
  • Identify processes and procedures that improve efficiencies, while maintaining quality of service.
  • Day-to-day and short-range planning, budgeting, discipline, auditing and adhering to safety programs.
  • Provide periodic updates to CRF Manager to ensure daily plan requirements are met,
  • Ensure compliance and application of company policies, i.e. BNSF's Equal Employment Policy, applicable safety rules, scheduled agreements, FRA standards and government regulations.



Additionally, qualified candidates must be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities listed above.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities listed above.
  • Act as a positive role model in a group; work effectively with others.
  • Express ideas and information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Recognize and respond effectively to unexpected situations and tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing task priorities and work situations.
  • Demonstrate ability to complete tasks regardless of obstacles.



  • Primarily indoors in a Repair Facility environment, with some field and outdoor work.
  • Normal office hours, Monday through Friday 7am-4pm, with 24X7 on-call support as required.




  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work.
  • Must hold a valid Driver’s License.



  • I have a 2.70 or higher cumulative GPA with a degree in Engineering or Construction Management OR a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA with a non-Engineering degree. 
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Graduate degree in Construction Management or an Engineering program from accredited university to be completed prior to hire OR have obtained a degree within the past three (3) years.
  • Less than three (3) years of work experience in a professional work environment. When calculating work experience, EXCLUDE internships or positions held while in high school or college.
  • Authorization to work in the US without Company sponsorship now AND in the future.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to relocate within the BNSF Railway operating system to start and/or upon career progression and/or business need.
  • General understanding of electronics theory, radio frequency, and local area networks.
  • Experience with personal computers and knowledge Windows Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Adobe software.
  • Able to visually distinguish among red, blue, yellow and lunar (clear light) and able to see at night.
  • Strong drive for results as well as superior communications and teamwork skills.



  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Degree in Telecommunications, Electrical Engineering OR any other Technical/Engineering related degree.
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC) License
  • Proven leadership experience and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience in Telecommunications or Cellular related environment.


If you have more experience and are interested in BNSF, we encourage you to take a look at our Experienced First Line Supervisor (EFLS) program or our professional jobs to find what most closely aligns with your skill set.



Relocation benefits may be provided for this position.





BNSF offers competitive benefit programs and services including, but not limited to

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Retirement Pension Plan
  • Railroad Retirement
  • Life Insurance
  • Incentive Compensation Plan (ICP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
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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