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Railcar Repair (Carman) - Lincoln, NE

Date: Aug 11, 2022

Location: Lincoln, NE, US, 68528

Company: BNSF

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


Job Location: Lincoln
Other Potential Locations: Lincoln, NE 
Anticipated Start Date: 09/26/2022
Number of Positions: 16 
Salary Range: Pay rate from $27.75-$33.03/hr with annual pay of $57,720 - $68,702 with 3 - 5 years seniority.

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 responsible for inspecting, rebuilding and repairing freight cars.  



  • Inspect railcar frames and bodies for holes, cracks, and other defects 

  • Inspect safety appliances including hand holds, sill steps, grab iron, brake platforms, running boards 

  • Inspect wheels to ensure that rim treads, plates, hub axles, and bearings are in good repair 



  • Maintain, replace and repair air brake pipes, valves, gaskets, air hoses and other air related equipment 

  • Operate electrical and gas welding equipment to join a variety of metals and alloys 

  • Operate acetylene/MAPP torches for cutting and/or shaping metal parts  



  • Operate specialized off-highway motor vehicles including forklift trucks, mobile cranes, track mobiles and UTV’s 


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 or around heavy/moving machinery 



  • Full-time (40 hrs/wk) 

  • Subject to seniority district and governed by union agreement 

  • Assigned shift may be one of three 8-hour shifts 

  • Mechanical shops operate 24 hours/day, 7 days/week 



  • Minimal 



  • At least18 years of age, or will be by the start date listed above 

  • Ability to report for duty at the designated work location 

  • Able to work safely in the above working conditions 

  • Able to work the above shift/hours 

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

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs without assistance 

  • Possess valid driver’s license 

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

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

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

  • Ability to climb ladders and get on/off equipment 

  • Ability to occasionally work from various heights including making repairs on top of railcars  

  • Ability to bend, walk, stand and sit occasionally with breaks  

  • Follow safety policies and procedures; wear the required personal protective equipment  



  • Company-paid on-the-job training 

  • Welding certification requirements will need to be obtained for the position 



  • Assistance not available 



  • Brotherhood of Railway Carmen 

  • Dues required per union agreement 



  • New Hire: 60 days 

  • Apprentice: 122 working 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


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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