Apprentice Freight Car Repair

Union Pacific Railroad Company Des Moines , IA 50301

Posted 1 week ago

Apprentice Freight Car Repairers inspect, repair, rebuild and service railroad freight cars in accordance with FRA regulations, AAR rules, and company policies. This is accomplished through the use of hand tools, power tools, cutting torches and welding equipment. Work is of a physical nature and requires kneeling, bending, and/or standing at height at up to 20 feet, walking long distances over uneven terrain, heavy lifting, pushing/pulling objects weighing between 25 lbs. to 50 lbs., occasionally lifting up to 86 lbs with assistance and getting on and off equipment.

Required Certifications:

For this position, you will be required to become a Union Pacific certified driver during your probationary period. To become certified, you must meet the following Motor Vehicle and Medical Requirements.

  • Motor Vehicle Requirements:
    1.Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
    2.Have valid driver's license
    3.Have an acceptable driving record per your Motor Vehicle Record (MVR). This includes commercial and personal vehicles. No more than one moving violation conviction in the past three years. No DUI/DWI/Refusal convictions in the past three years. No more than one DOT reportable accident in past three years.
    4.You may also be required to obtain your Commercial Driver's License (CDL) if you will be operating a vehicle(s) with a GVWR of 26,000 lbs or greater. If this is required, you will need to obtain your CDL during your probationary period.

  • Medical Requirements:
    Must meet the medical requirements (also called physical qualifications) for commercial motor vehicle drivers as specified by the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). For more information about FMCSA physical qualifications for drivers click here. Health and Medical Services at Union Pacific Railroad will make the final determination on whether or not an individual meets the FMCSA medical qualifications, and may add additional medical requirements to assure the person can safety perform job tasks, with or without accommodation.

Apprentice Freight Car Repairers inspect, repair, rebuild and service railroad freight cars in accordance with FRA regulations, AAR rules, and...


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Apprentice Freight Car Repair

Union Pacific Railroad Company