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Track Maintenance - Laborer - Westwood, Northern CA

Date: Jun 9, 2021

Location: Westwood, CA, US, 96137

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: Westwood
Other Potential Locations: Westwood, CA 
Anticipated Start Date: 09/13/2021
Number of Positions: 4 
Salary Range: Entry rate is approx. $25.34/hr with annual pay of $52,707 - $58,572 with 3 - 5 years seniority

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 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 maintenance of track infrastructure, including construction, inspection and repair of track and other railroad property/facilities; equipment operation and maintenance; and travel and work within assigned geographic area. 



  • Repair and rebuild railroad track using power and non-power hand tools 

  • Lift/carry track material 

  • Cut brush, trees and vegetation 

  • Clear right-of-way of litter and cargo spillage  

  • Perform maintenance by pulling spikes from ties, drilling holes through rails for bolt insertion, and fitting bolts 



  • Cut rail 

  • Manually compress ballast 

  • Remove/install ties 

  • Lift, roll, and adjust rails 

  • Lift/carry track material with assistance 



  • Remove/replace ballast 

  • Operate non-powered hand tools such as shovels, picks, axes, cutters, sledgehammers 

  • Operate proper electric, pneumatic, or hydraulic hand tools such as drills, impact wrenches, jacks, power saws, and grinders 


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 and around heavy/moving machinery 



  • Full-time (40 hrs/wk) 

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



  • Travel to and remain on job sites in designated seniority region and remain on site for extended periods, sometimes days or weeks at a time 



  • At least 18 years of age, or will be by the anticipated start date listed above

  • Possess a valid state-issued 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 travel requirements 

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

  • Available to travel to and remain on job sites in designated seniority region and remain on site for extended periods, sometimes days or weeks at a time 

  • Able to lift and carry up to 60 lbs occasionally 

  • Able 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 

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

  • Occasionally climb on/off equipment 

  • Bend, walk, stand and sit for extended time; use hand tools 

  • Follow safety policies and procedures along with rules compliance; wear required personal protective equipment 



  • Company-paid on-the-job training 



  • Assistance not available 



  • Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees 

  • Dues required per union agreement 



  • Per union agreement 

  • Seniority-based 

  • Director approval required 



  • 60 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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