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Transportation Summer Intern 2022 (Paid)

Date: Dec 27, 2021

Location: Kansas City, KS, US, 66106

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, service, and who take pride 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.  

 

The Operations Management Trainee 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.

 

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

 

Work Location: Fort Worth, TX; Belen, NM; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Houston, TX; Kansas City, KS; Lincoln, NE; Minneapolis, MN; San Bernardino, CA; Vancouver, WA; Whitefish, MT

Anticipated Start Date: 06/01/2022
Number of Positions: 1
Salary Range: $4,500 per month

 

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.

 

BENEFITS:

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

  • Relocation Stipend
  • Summer Lodging Stipend
  • Potential for offer of full-time position
  • Paid Internship

 

RELOCATION:

  • SUMMER RELOCATION WILL BE REQUIRED. A candidate can be relocated to any location across the BNSF system (see System Map on website www.bnsf.com).
  • An ideal candidate should be very flexible regarding location. 

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • This challenging program offers students the opportunity to learn about the working logistics of this fast-paced railroad. The summer will be spent on an assigned Division, which could be anywhere on BNSF's 32,500 mile system. During this assignment, the intern will learn to manage railroad terminal operations, work on specific logistics projects, assist supervisors in managing crews (which consists of a conductor and engineer), interact with other Operating departments (Mechanical and Engineering) and learn more about the field operations supervisory position. 

 

Examples of summer activities could include, but are not limited to: 

  • Observe multiple safety briefings throughout the shift with crews, dispatchers, maintenance employees and other BNSF Team Members. 
  • Ride trains with the crews and observe Operational testing & audits for the crews. 
  • Assist with planning the movement of cars, inventory, locomotives, crews and trains within a designated terminal and across an Operational division/territory. 
  • Shadow other Operating groups to better understand how the teams work together. 

 

Additionally, qualified candidates must be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities listed above. 
  • 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:

  • Indoors and outdoors on a regular basis.
  • Environment requires personal protective equipment, hard hat, safety glasses, and gloves. These materials will be provided by BNSF

 

HOURS OF WORK

  • Hours are irregular with a minimum of 40 hours per week and could include 12-hour shifts 

  • Schedule could involve nights, weekends, and holidays, as BNSF is a 24 X 7 work environment. 

 

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENT:

  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.70 for Engineering or Construction Management majors OR cumulative GPA of 3.0 for non-Engineering majors.
  • Current enrollment in a Bachelor’s or graduate degree program at an accredited university at the time of application and throughout the duration of the internship.
  • Less than three (3) 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 an assigned location within the BNSF Network for the summer.
  • I am able to hear and, with training, distinguish auditory signals.
  • I am able to visually distinguish among red, blue, green, yellow and lunar (clear light) colors.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Pursuit of a degree in Engineering, Logistics, Transportation, Supply Chain Management, Business, Distribution OR a similar program.
  • Graduation date prior to September 2023.
  • Experience working in an engineering, transportation, logistics or supply chain environment.
  • Experience working outdoors or in an industrial environment.
  • Proven leadership experience and excellent oral and written communication skills.

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
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.
 

COVID-19 Federal Vaccine Mandate

 

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect all aspects of our lives. From the onset, BNSF’s goals have remained the same: keep our people safe and maintain our essential operations. While we maintained that the decision to be vaccinated for COVID-19 is a personal one, we also encouraged employees to consider the options and make the best decision for themselves and their families.

 

 Under President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan, BNSF is covered by the federal mandate requiring vaccination.  Effective December 8, 2021, BNSF has paused its implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate given the dynamic legal proceedings.  The ultimate outcome of the federal contractor vaccine mandate is yet to be determined. It is still possible that the mandate, as it applies to BNSF, could be upheld in court in the near future.  If this happens, BNSF employees would be required to be vaccinated.

 

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.

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