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Telecom Maintainer - Minneapolis, MN (Furloughed Employees Encouraged)

Date: Apr 6, 2021

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US, 55421

Company: BNSF

Apply early as this job may be removed or filled prior to the closing date, which is approximately seven (7) days after the posting date.


Job Location: Minneapolis
Other Potential Locations: Minneapolis, MN 
Anticipated Start Date: 07/12/2021
Number of Positions: 1 
Salary Range: Entry rate is approx. $7,066/month, with an average annual salary of $84,794.

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


At BNSF, Safety is a core value of how we do business. Each and every day, our employees are committed to approaching 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 installing, testing, inspecting, maintaining, repairing, troubleshooting, assembling, and/or dismantling inside/outside communications equipment, parts, and related items. Headquarter location, travel and work within assigned geographic area. 



  • Fiber optics, cables, towers, antenna work, power plant, and microwave/radio sites 

  • Termination of overhead/underground cabling and fiber 

  • Tower work, including tower erection, rigging, installation and maintenance 



  • Operate motor trucks, tractors, trenchers, digging machines, hole digging machines, and other equipment and machines used on or off track to perform Telecom work 


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 

  • Work on and around heavy and moving machinery 

  • Safety sensitive work environment 



  •  Full-time - 6 days a week (5 regular working days and one on-call day) 

  • Subject to on-call, overtime, alternate shifts, nights, weekends, holidays 

  •  Shift assignments are governed by union agreement, typically based on seniority 



  • Moderate 

  • Headquartered location with travel around the seniority (designated) region and remain away from home for up to days or weeks at a time 



  • 21 years of age or older 

  • 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  

  • Able to meet the above travel requirements 

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

  • Able to lift and carry unassisted up to 60 pounds  

  • Possess a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), or be able to obtain one within 240 days of employment 

  • Able to visually distinguish among red, blue, green and yellow colors 

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

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

  • Able to perform work on uneven surfaces, climb ladders and on/off equipment 

  • Able to occasionally work from a boom truck basket 

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

  • Follow safety policies and procedures and wear the required personal protective equipment required for the job in a safe manner  

  • Able to occasionally climb and perform work on tower structures in excess of 50 feet 



  • Company paid on-the-job training 



  • Assistance not available 



  • Moderate 

  • Headquartered location with travel and work within assigned geographic area 



  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 

  • Dues required per union agreement 



  • 120 Days 



BNSF Employees receive a competitive benefit package.
All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen.
BNSF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. BNSF considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
  •     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


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