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Mechanical Team Responsibilities
At BNSF, our Mechanical team ensures our trains are in top shape, operate safely and efficiently and meet BNSF and government requirements. They do this by inspecting and maintaining a fleet of approximately 7,500 locomotives and approximately 225,000 railcars — everything from boxcars and flatcars to hoppers.
Mechanical work might include overhauling a diesel engine or welding a railcar. The tasks can also be intricate, such as calibrating electrical systems or closely inspecting a fuel component. The skills needed range broadly, but all require a focus on safety and precision.