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Labor Relations Management Trainee 2022

Date: Sep 2, 2021

Location: Fort Worth, TX, US, 76131

Company: BNSF

APPLY EARLY AS THIS JOB MAY BE FILLED AT ANY TIME

 

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 and service that play a vital role 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.

 

The Management Trainee (MT) Program is specifically designed to develop leaders that will drive the future of our organization.  This program begins with a one 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.  With hard work, the desire to learn, and the ability to develop relationships, career opportunities are endless.  

 

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

 

WORK LOCATION: Fort Worth, TX

ANTICIPATED START DATE: January, June or July 2022
SALARY RANGE: $60,000

 

BENEFITS:

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

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Railroad Retirement
  • Life Insurance
  • Incentive Compensation Plan (ICP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Remote Work Flexibility Program: eligible employees may choose to work from home or another off-site location up to 50% of the time, provided any such remote location allows the employee to reach the office in a reasonable amount of time 

 

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.

 

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

An MTs job duties will mainly include supporting ongoing projects while job shadowing Labor Relations officers with a focus on developing and furthering BNSF’s initiatives.

 

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop industry knowledge by researching agreements and arbitration decisions in order to support Labor Relations officers with interpreting collective bargaining agreements

  • Collaborate with Labor Relations officers to resolve labor disputes through grievance procedures, including the research and writing of responsive letters and formal briefs in support of BNSF’s position (this requires excellent writing skills)

  • Provide support for labor claims conferences and assist in local labor agreement negotiations

  • Build relationships with internal customers in Operations and rail union leaders

  • Seek opportunities to further employee engagement, specifically with a heavily unionized workforce

 

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.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Primarily indoors at the Fort Worth campus
  • Some travel may be required

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Current enrollment in a Bachelor’s degree or Graduate degree program at an accredited university at the time of application and throughout the duration of the internship
  • Less than three 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 relocate to Fort Worth, TX for the summer
  • Valid Driver’s License

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • 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 three years or less of 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 most closely aligns with your experience and skill set.

 

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

 

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, or protected veteran status.

 
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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Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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