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Mechanic Heavy Equipment (Traveling) - Holbrook, AZ (Furloughed Employees Encouraged)

Date: Sep 5, 2022

Location: Holbrook, AZ, US, 86025

Company: BNSF

Apply early as this job may be filled at any time.


Job Location: Holbrook
Other Potential Locations: Holbrook, AZ 
Anticipated Start Date: 06/20/2022
Number of Positions: 1 
Salary Range: Entry rate is approx. $7,039.04/month. with an average annual salary of $84,468.

All communication with applicants will be done via email.  Please check your email on a daily basis.

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. Our 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 eclectic Business Resource Groups, our deep involvement and investment in the communities we serve and through training programs. Our actions create an inclusive, open and collaborative workplace that encourages diverse perspectives in all interactions.



At BNSF, Safety is a core value of how we do business. Each and every day, our employees are committed to approach one another about safety, which is key in realizing our vision. Employees are also expected to comply with company and federal safety & health regulations, safety rules & policies, as well as procedures that guide work practices to reduce risk to exposure.  Such work practices include but are not limited to wearing required safety equipment, responding to safety concerns, and taking appropriate actions in the event of an emergency. 



This position is accountable for maintenance and repair of railroad track equipment assigned to the Engineering Department. 


Responsible for the disassembly, repair, modification, overhaul, remanufacture and troubleshooting of the railroad’s roadway maintenance equipment machinery and their various operating and control systems. This includes the following: 

  • Hydraulic systems and their associated components, pumps, valves, motors, filters and hoses, etc. 

  • Pneumatic air systems including compressors, control valves, air braking systems and dryers, etc. 

  • Gasoline and diesel engines, fuel systems, diagnostics, etc. 

  • Driveline components, axles, bearings, ring and pinions, springs, roller chains and sprockets, etc. 

  • Final and planetary drive systems, gear reduction assemblies, and all other structural and working components 



  • Operate large manual hand tools and electric, pneumatic, or hydraulic hand tools such as drills and impact wrenches 

  • Occasionally operate backhoes, trenchers, and other heavy equipment 


The duties and responsibilities in this posting are representative categories to be used in deciding whether to apply for this position. This is not an exhaustive list of the position’s duties. 



  • Extreme all-weather conditions 

  • Walk and perform work on Uneven surfaces 

  • Safety sensitive work environment 

  • Loud noise and fumes 

  • Work on and around heavy/moving machinery 



  • Full-time (40 hrs/wk) 

  • Subject to alternating shifts or starting times, nights, on-call, weekends, overtime, holidays 



  • Travel to and remain on job sites in designated seniority region for extended periods, sometimes weeks at a time  



  • 21 years of age or older 

  • Able to work safely in the above working conditions 

  • Able to work the above shift/hours  

  • Able to meet the above travel requirements  

  • Able to read, write and communicate (speak, hear and understand) English 

  • Able to lift and carry up to 60 lbs occasionally 

  • Possess a valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with HAZMAT and air brake endorsements or able to obtain one within first 60 days of employment 

  • Able to visually distinguish colors - red, blue, green, yellow and lunar (clear light) 

  • Ability to discriminate and differentiate between verbal and non-verbal sounds (signals, alarms, etc.) in the work environment 

  • Four years minimum of verifiable mechanical work experience or training 

  • One-year minimum of verifiable training and/or experience working with gasoline and diesel engines on large, industrial equipment 

  • Three months minimum of verifiable training and/or experience with electrical and/or gas welding 

  • One-year minimum of verifiable training and/or experience with electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic diagrams and schematics 

  • Able to use hands and hand tools to perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning and pulling 

  • Occasionally climb ladders, get on/off equipment and work from various heights including making repairs on top of heavy equipment and trucks 

  • Able to bend, lift, walk, stand, and sit for extended time 



  • Company-paid on-the-job training, including preparation, equipment and expenses to obtain CDL as needed 



  • Assistance not available 



  • International Association of Machinists  

  • Dues required per union agreement 



  • Per union agreement 

  • Seniority-based 

  • Requires Director approval 



  • 60 days 




BNSF Employees receive a competitive benefit package.
All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen.
  •     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


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.

F: MO | Engineering Transitioning Military  | Operations - Engineering | Holbrook, AZ | 86025 


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