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Human Resources Management Trainee 2023

Date: Sep 30, 2022

Location: Fort Worth, TX, US, 76131

Company: BNSF



Who are we: 

We are one of the largest U.S. railroads transporting the nation's freight across 28 western states and 3 Canadian provinces. As a member of our team, you will play a role in supporting the movement of essential products and materials that help feed, clothe, supply, and power communities throughout America and the world. Come make a difference with us! 


What makes us different: 

At BNSF, we do not just talk about culture, we live it. As a team member here, you would immediately experience how our culture is woven into what we do. Our goal is for everyone to achieve their highest potential by focusing on safety, continuous improvement, plus personal and professional growth. As an employee at BNSF, we have multiple programs to ensure that you will be recognized and appreciated for all your impactful work.  


We also have plenty of developmental opportunities to further your career! Many of our team members that joined BNSF have experienced multiple career paths that were completely unplanned for them. We make development a priority at BNSF. 


We are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture. We have been recognized by multiple organizations such as Forbes (Best Employer for Women and New College Grads), Military Times (Best for Vets), and the Human Rights Campaign (Best Place to Work) for our outstanding culture! 


MT Program: 

The Management Trainee Program is a non-rotational program that develops leaders who will drive the future of our organization. It’s a paid, full-time program for recent graduates with less than four years of professional work experience. Career opportunities will follow with hard work, the desire to learn, and the ability to develop productive working relationships. 


Upon arrival at BNSF, Management Trainees receive an overview of our railroad and industry during orientation at our Fort Worth, Texas headquarters. Once the one-week orientation is complete, Management Trainees move into their assigned departments for on-the-job training, if in corporate departments (Accounting/Finance, Corporate Audit, Human Resources, Marketing, Sourcing, or Technology Services). If in an operations department (Engineering, Mechanical, or Transportation), following orientation, you will spend time at our Technical Training Center in Overland Park, Kan., learning to lead a diverse workgroup to safely and efficiently accomplish work assignments and goals that are in line with the company's vision. 



  • Be a lifelong learner:  
    • Continue your education or pursue a graduate degree with us! Utilize our competitive tuition reimbursement program 
    • Access to countless career paths! Progress your career through both upward and lateral growth opportunities 
    • We invest in our employees with award-winning annual leadership training and various developmental opportunities. 
  • Incentive Compensation Plan (ICP)
  • Three weeks of paid vacation with accrual based on the start of employment 
  • This position at our corporate office has the potential to be a hybrid position with us to 50% remote work
  • Set yourself up for financial success:  
    • Railroad Retirement annuity provides a larger long-term benefit and replaces Social Security 
    • 401(k) company match starting at 7.5% (with 6% a contribution from you)! 
    • Health Savings Account with company contribution 
    • Save more with access to our free financial resources 
    • Life Insurance
  • Competitive vision, dental, and medical insurance for you and your family. Pet insurance is also available! 
  • Extensive family support resources (including paid parental leave) 
  • Employee assistance programs to aid in work/life situations such as mental health, legal/financial questions, relationship support, child/elder care, and more! 
  • Safety and performance recognition programs 
  • Access to comprehensive discounts on everyday items such as travel, fitness classes (partnership with Peloton), car dealerships, and mortgages! 
  • Get connected! Join any of our company-sponsored business resource groups. There are plenty of networking opportunities within BNSF! 


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.


Work Location: Fort Worth, TX 


Anticipated Start Date: January, February, June, July, September 2023 
Number of Positions: 4 
Salary Range: $62,500 


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. 


  • Following the orientation, trainees receive on-the-job training according to their assigned group/team. 

  • Upon completion of orientation, Management Trainees may be placed in one of the following teams: 



  • Leverage current recruiting strategies to build a strong pipeline of candidates to support the organizations hiring needs.  

  • Identify new talent pipelines and implement plans for hard to fill positions.   

  • Administer talent acquisition programs such as Employee Referrals, Sign-on Bonuses, etc.   

  • Provide end user support for Talent Acquisition technologies and vendors.   

  • Project management / process improvement. 



  • Manage division hiring plan needs to include:  

  • Posting and screening requisitions, recruiting, interviewing, and selection of candidates for hire. 

  • Prepare materials and present training or information session regarding HR related items to various employee groups.   

  • Answer HR related inquiries and support HR initiatives for designated territory.   



  • Extend offers and manage the backend process for system-wide hiring.   

  • Partner with Field HR, Medical Dept, Vendors and team to process candidates through pre-employment process.   

  • Project management / process improvement. 

  • Relocation will be required upon hire to assigned location.  


Additionally, qualified candidates must be able to: 

  • Demonstrate leadership skills. 

  • Work effectively in a team environment. 

  • 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. 

  • Exposure to administrative protocols and confidentiality controls is essential. 



  • Primarily an office environment, with some field activities. 

  • Travel as required up to 25% of the time for Field HR roles. 

  • Travel as required up to 25% for Sourcing and Central Staffing roles. 

  • Normal office hours, Monday through Friday, with weekend or evening work as required. 



  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work. 


  • Cumulative GPA of 2.50 for engineering majors OR cumulative GPA of 2.75 for non-engineering majors. 

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Graduate degree from an accredited university to be completed prior to hire OR have obtained a degree within the past four years. 

  • Less than four (4) years of work experience in a professional work environment, excluding 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 travel as required by the job. 

  • Ability to relocate within the BNSF Railway operating system to start and/or upon career progression or business need. 


  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above. 

  • Degree in Human Resources, Management, Legal Studies OR business-related major. 

  • Previous HR internship or experience. 

  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (specifically Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint). 

  • Proven leadership experience and excellent oral and written communication skills. 


Our Management Trainee program is geared towards recent college graduates with four years or less experience in a post-collegiate professional work environment.  If you have more experience and are interested in BNSF, we encourage you to look at our Experienced First Line Supervisor (EFLS) program or our professional jobs to find what closely aligns with your experience and skill set. 



  • 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; fingerprints; digital photograph). More information is available at .

BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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