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Mechanic Heavy Equipment (Traveling) - Sheridan, WY

Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: Sheridan, WY, US, 82801

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: Sheridan
Other Potential Locations: Sheridan, WY 
Anticipated Start Date: 08/08/2022
Number of Positions: 1 
Salary Range: Approximately $29.01 per hour

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



Maintenance and repair of railroad track construction heavy equipment.


SAFETY:  Comply with company and federal safety rules, policies and procedures to include: wear required safety equipment; respond to and act on safety concerns.


EQUIPMENT REPAIR:  Repair and maintain engines including: 1 to16 HP Briggs and Stratton; 1 to 4 cylinder Wisconsin; Detroit; John Deere; and Cummings.  Replace and maintain bearings and gears in Funk, Allison, and Clark transmissions.  Maintain front-end loaders - Caterpillars and Motor Graders.  Troubleshoot and repair 6V, 12V, and 24V electrical systems.  Repair and maintain various hydraulic systems.


OPERATE EQUIPMENT:  Operate large manual hand tools and electric, pneumatic, or hydraulic hand tools such as drills and impact wrenches. Occasionally operate backhoe, trencher, and other heavy equipment.


Comply with company and federal safety rules, policies and procedures such as: wear required safety equipment; respond to and act on safety concerns.


The duties and responsibilities in this posting are representative categories to be used in deciding whether to apply for the position.  These general categories do not necessarily constitute an exhaustive list of duties of the position. 





  • 21 years of age or older
  • HS diploma or GED
  • Able to read, write and communicate (speak, hear and understand) English
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions (hot, cold, rain, snow and sleet)
  • Available to work full-time (40 hrs/wk) subject to overtime, on-call and alternate shifts that may include weeknights, weekends and holidays
  • Available to travel to and remain on job sites in designated seniority region for extended periods, sometimes days or weeks at a time          
  • Able to lift and carry up to 60 lbs frequently
  • Possess a valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with HAZMAT and air brake endorsements or am able to obtain one within first 60 days employed
  • Able to visually distinguish colors - red, blue, green, yellow and lunar (clear light)
  • 4 years minimum of verifiable mechanical work experience or training
  • 1 year minimum of verifiable training and/or experience working with gasoline and diesel engines on large, industrial equipment
  • 3 months minimum of verifiable training and/or experience with electrical and/or gas welding
  • 1 year minimum of verifiable training and/or experience with electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic diagrams and schematics
  • Able to use hands to perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning and pulling
  • Able to perform work on uneven surfaces; frequently climb ladders, get on/off equipment and work from various heights including making repairs on top of heavy equipment and trucks
  • Able to work in conditions with loud noise and fumes; work on/around heavy/moving machinery; bend, lift, walk, stand, sit for extended time; and use hand tools


Training: Company-paid on-the-job training including preparation, equipment and expenses to obtain CDL as needed.


Relocation: Assistance not available.


Work Conditions: Extreme all-weather conditions; uneven surfaces; safety sensitive work environment.


Probationary Period: 60 days.


Seniority District Transfers: Per union agreement, seniority-based, requires Director approval.


Travel:  Frequent and extensive over large geographic region.


Shifts/Hours: Full-time, subject to alternating shifts, nights, on-call, weekends, overtime, holidays.


Union:  International Association of Machinists Dues: Per union agreement; membership and dues required.


BNSF Employees receive a competitive benefit package.
All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen.
BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.
  •     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


SF: MO | [[mfield5]] | Operations - Engineering | Sheridan, WY | 82801 


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Nearest Secondary Market: Buffalo

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