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Experienced First Line Supervisor (EFLS) - Mechanical 2019

Date: Sep 26, 2018

Location: Kansas City, KS, US, 76131

Company: BNSF

Apply early as this job may be filled at any time


The Experienced First Line Supervisor program is specifically designed to develop leaders that will drive the future of our organization. This position is a leadership role at BNSF Railway. These individuals lead a diverse workgroup to safely and efficiently accomplish work assignments and goals that are in line with the company’s vision. 


Work Location Could include: 

  • Alliance, NE
  • Havelock, NE
  • Lincoln, NE
  • Barstow, CA
  • Commerce, CA
  • Kansas City, KS
  • Topeka, KS
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Glendive, MT
  • Havre, MT
  • Galesburg, IL


Anticipated Start Date: November 5, 2018
Salary Range: $74,400




**This position may be filled at any of our locations across the 28 states that BNSF Railway operates.  Candidates must be willing to relocate**  




Training for the EFLS is a 6 to 12 month-long program.  This opportunity begins with a two-week comprehensive orientation at BNSF Corporate Headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. Following orientation, the trainee will complete one week at the BNSF Technical Training Center (TTC) in Overland Park, Kansas for safety and technical training. The remainder of the program is completed in the field and Technical Training Center.




  • 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 



  • Interface with other departments to coordinate safe operations 



  • Work in a 24 by 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 




  • 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 50 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
  • 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%




  • 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 benefits may be provided for this position





Applicants must be willing to relocate.



BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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