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Clerk-Material Expediter - Northtown/Minneapolis, MN

Date: May 10, 2022

Location: Northtown, MN, US, 55421

Company: BNSF

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


Job Location: Northtown
Other Potential Locations: Minneapolis, MN; Northtown, MN 
Anticipated Start Date: 08/08/2022
Number of Positions: 1 
Salary Range: Entry rate is approx. $22.58/hr with an average annual salary of $46,958 - $55,244.

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 operating, servicing, and inspecting a variety of material-handling equipment, including overhead cranes, industrial forklift trucks, stackers, equipment movers, and delivery vehicles. Additional duties include: 

  • Assisting with rail-switching operations, including performing hook work for cranes, and inspecting and securing loads 

  • Handling, ordering and receiving materials 

  • Shipping, disbursing, delivering, storing and keeping an accurate inventory of warehouse contents 

  • Providing accurate and helpful information to suppliers and customers about ordering, tracking and expediting materials 

  • Safely handle hazardous materials, as required 


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. 



  • This position requires successful candidates to take and pass a typing test, arranged through BNSF 

  • The minimum net typing rate required for this position is 25 wpm 



  • Extreme all-weather conditions 

  • Walk and perform work on uneven surfaces 

  • Loud noise and fumes 

  • Work on and around heavy and moving machinery 

  • Safety sensitive work environment 



  • 40-hour work week, subject to overtime and alternate shifts that may include weeknights, weekends, and holidays 

  • Shifts are governed by union agreement, typically based on seniority 



  • Minimal 



  • I am at least 18 years of age, or will be by the anticipated start date listed in the job description

  • Valid driver's license 

  • 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 typing requirement 

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

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds  

  • Ability 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 

  • Ability to learn to identify, interpret and use hand signals from near and far and visually judge the speed and distance of moving objects 

  • Basic proficiency with performing functions on a personal computer (PC) 

  • Basic level skills in Microsoft Office Suite programs (i.e., Excel, Outlook, Word) 

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

  • Ability to occasionally climb ladders and climb on and off equipment 

  • Ability to work at various heights above the ground including stocking and retrieving material on warehouse shelves 

  • Ability to bend, walk, stand and sit for several hours with breaks 



  • Company-paid on-the-job training 



  • Assistance not available 



  • Transportation Communications Union  

  • Dues required per union agreement 



  • 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.

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