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Construction - Structural Maintenance Bridge and Building (Helper/Driver) - Willmar, MN

Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: Willmar, MN, US, 56201

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: Willmar
Other Potential Locations: Willmar, MN 
Anticipated Start Date: 04/01/2019
Number of Positions: 2 
Salary Range: Full rate of pay is approximately $26.30 per hour

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

Repair wooden railroad bridges, trestles, and tunnel supports; repair/replace structural steel members of bridges. Perform concrete and conventional carpentry work.  Work is primarily outdoors - all weather conditions. Work is on/near roofs, bridges, and rails. Work on track bridges involves exposure to passing trains. Study blueprints, building plans, or sketches for information pertaining to fabrication for type of material required and dimension of structure/fixture.  Replace rails or assist crew in rail replacement. Lay out work, mark cutting and assembly lines.


Assemble, cut, shape material and fasten together with nails, dowel pins, glue, other appropriate fasteners. Build stairs, windows, doors; lay out and install partitions and cabinet work. Fit and install fabricated windows, doorframes, weather stripping, interior/exterior trim, and hardware such as locks, letter drops, kick plates. Apply various roofs/roofing materials, to include: hot/cold application, shingles, corrugated sheets. Pour ready-mixed concrete and finished concrete surfaces per specification. Perform concrete work tasks in construction, maintenance, repair of tunnels and culverts.  Cut and weld steel members to make alterations; fasten steel members to hoist cable.


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 old or older
  • Must have valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), or be able to obtain one within the first 60 days of employment
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Able to read, write and communicate (speak, hear and understand) English, as well as issue and act on oral instructions clearly and accurately with various communication devices
  • Able to stoop, bend, walk on uneven surfaces; walk, stand, bend, lift, sit for extended time
  • Able to use my hands to perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning, and pulling
  • Able to lift and carry up to 90 pounds without assistance
  • Available to travel to job sites around the designated region and remain on site for extended periods, sometimes days or weeks at a time
  • Able to work a 40-hour work week subject to overtime and alternate shifts that may include weeknights, weekends and holidays


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, require Manager approval.


Travel: Frequent and extensive, over large geographic region.


Shifts/Hours: Full-time, Mon-Fri subject to on-call (24/7), nights, overtime, weekends, and holidays.


Union:  Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees.


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


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