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Labor Relations Management Trainee 2023

Date: Sep 9, 2022

Location: Fort Worth, TX, US, 76131

Company: BNSF

APPLY EARLY AS THIS JOB MAY BE FILLED AT ANY TIME. 

 

Who are we: 

We are one of the largest U.S. railroads transporting the nations 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 to 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. 

 

Benefits: 

  • 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% 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, and child/elder care, plus more! 
  • Safety and performance recognition programs 
  • Access to comprehensive discounts on everyday items such as travel, fitness classes (partnership with Peloton), car dealerships, and even 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: 1 
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.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

An MT's job duties will mainly include supporting ongoing projects while job shadowing Labor Relations officers focusing on developing and furthering BNSF’s initiatives.

 

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop industry knowledge by researching agreements and arbitration decisions 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 clearly and concisely.
  • 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: 

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.50 for engineering majors OR a cumulative GPA of 2.75 for non-engineering majors.
  • Current enrollment in a Bachelor’s degree or Graduate degree program at an accredited university at the time of application and throughout the internship
  • Less than four 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.

 

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 https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic; 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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Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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