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Mechanical Experienced First Line Supervisor (EFLS) 2023

Date: Sep 23, 2022

Location: Kansas City, KS, US, 66106,

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! 

EFLS Program: 

One way to join our Field Operations Leadership team is through our Experienced First Line Supervisor (EFLS) Program, which requires a minimum of three years’ experience managing five or more employees or two years or more of military experience. This program provides comprehensive training for the activities you will supervise in our Engineering, Mechanical or Transportation departments. This also includes leadership training in orientation, technical training, and on-the-job training at your assigned location. Your vision will help inspire and drive success for our Engineering, Mechanical or Transportation teams. 

Upon arrival at BNSF, EFLS receive an overview of our railroad and industry during orientation at our Fort Worth, Texas headquarters. Once orientation is complete, EFLS in Engineering, Mechanical, or Transportation, 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  align with the company's vision. 

Leaders in these roles work in a mostly outdoor environment while supporting our 24x7 operation in varied shifts, including holidays, nights, and weekends. Opportunities exist throughout the 28 states on the BNSF network. For this reason, relocation is often required and depends upon business need.  

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 start of employment 
  • 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, 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: Barstow, CA; Commerce, CA; Denver, CO; Chicago, IL; Galesburg, IL; Kansas City, KS; Minneapolis, MN; Havre, MT; Topeka, KS; Alliance, NE; Lincoln, NE; Belen, NM; Pasco, WA; Vancouver, WA 

*Locations may be updated at any time based on business needs. 

 

Anticipated Start Date: January, February, June, July, September 2023 
Number of Positions: 23
Annual Salary: $80,000

 

RELOCATION WILL BE REQUIRED.
 
**This position may be filled at any of our locations across the 28 states where BNSF Railway operates.  Candidates must be willing to relocate**  
 
TRAINING: 
Training for an EFLS is a 6-month program. This comprehensive program will include a mix of corporate and technical training in Fort Worth, Texas, and Overland Park, Kansas; field training at a designated training location; and web-based training.

 

DUTIES /RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

SUPERVISION & MANAGEMENT 

  • Supervise the inspection, maintenance and repair of railcars and locomotives in a safe and efficient manner 
  • Supervise mechanical shop employees in a union environment 
  • Assign and coordinate daily schedules for personnel 
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable rules, regulations and policies 

 

COMMUNICATION 

  • Interface with the mechanical team and other departments to effectively coordinate safe operations 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work in a 24 X 7 operations environment including nights, weekends, evenings, and holidays, on-call or available for emergency situations 
  • Work both indoors and outdoors in extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, rain, snow, and sleet) 
  • Work around heavy and moving machinery 

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 18 years of age or older
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Authorized to work in the US without Company sponsorship now AND in the future
  • Willing and able to submit to a pre-employment drug (hair follicle) test
  • Willing to be subject to an Employment, Criminal and Driving Background review.
  • At least 3 years of work experience supervising 5 or more employees in a fast-paced, operations and/or logistics environment or 2 years or more of military experience.
  • Able and willing to relocate within the BNSF Railway operating system (western 28 states) upon hire
  • Ability to relocate within the BNSF Railway operating system upon career progression and/or as business needs
  • Able to work a minimum of 40 hours per week or more as business need requires
  • Able to work varied shifts, holidays, nights and weekends
  • Able to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions
  • Able to walk on uneven terrain
  • Able to work in a shop or field environment, climbing ladders and walking on uneven surfaces safely.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Managing schedules, maintain files, create charts, reports, graphics and spreadsheets
  • Able to travel approximately 10-20%
  • Valid driver’s license

 

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering, Operations, Logistics, Business Administration, Management, or related discipline.
  • Five (5) years of work or military experience supervising 15 or more employees in a fast-paced Business Management, Operations and/or Logistics environment
  • Experience supervising a unionized workforce.

 

RELOCATION:  

Relocation benefits may be provided for this position

 

TRAVEL:  

10-20%

Applicants must be willing to relocate.

 

Transitioning veterans must be either on terminal leave or 100% separated by the EFLS start date; National Guard / Reservists may apply at any time.

 

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 https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic
 

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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