Hiring Process

BNSF seeks to make the hiring process simple and straightforward for all applicants.

Application Process

1. Submit an online application. If you want to apply for multiple positions, you must apply separately for each position and location. Make sure to complete all fields thoroughly.

2. Stay connected. Create a profile and check your email for updates. If you think you may have missed an email, be sure to check your spam folder.

3. Applicants are screened, and selected candidates will be contacted for a phone, web or in-person interview or invited directly to a hiring event. If required, you may need to complete an initial assessment.

Successful applicants are extended conditional offers and prompted to complete pre-employment medical and background review.

Career opportunities are updated daily.

BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any status protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against. A policy of the affirmative action plan and/or policy statement is available for inspection upon request.  If you are an individual with a disability and wish to request an accommodation to fully utilize BNSF’s application system, please see our FAQs. At this time, we do not require applicants to be vaccinated against COVID.

Pre-Employment Medical Review

The pre-employment medical review allows BNSF to ensure the job is a good fit for both the candidate and the company.

You may be asked to complete one or more of the following during

the medical review:

  • Medical History Questionnaire
  • Urine and/or Hair Drug Screen
  • Vision and Color Acuity Test
  • Hearing Test
  • Physical Exam
  • Thorough review of medical information and records by BNSF
  • Medical Team

Pre-Employment Background Review

Information submitted on your application will be verified. Please note that once your application is submitted you will not be able to make any changes or updates – be thorough and accurate. In the event we are unable to verify your employment, you will be required to provide adequate documentation (W-2, 1099, Schedule C’s, pay stubs, invoices, etc.).