Repair and rebuild railroad track. Physical duties will require frequent walking over extended areas with uneven footing; flexibility sufficient for track maintenance tasks such as flexing to pick up tie plates; balance sufficient to walk on ballast; standing for more than half of each work day with periodic breaks; lift/carry and push/pull equipment and other objects weighing 25 lbs. (frequently), 50 lbs. (occasionally), and 75 lbs. (infrequently); occasional climbing on ladders; bending, stooping, and kneeling; good eye-hand coordination; and bilateral dexterity.
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.
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.
Drive spikes into ties with a spike maul.
Pull spikes with a claw bar.
Cut vegetation and brush when needed.
Remove and install ties with tie tongs
Drive company vehicles as required.
Understand and follow company and industry safety rules, practices, and procedures.
Work with equipment.
Maintain track beds.
Handle and move track materials and equipment.
Perform track maintenance, repair, and installation.
Observe condition of tracks, track beds, and track right of way for problems or defects.
Dig holes and trenches.
Clip and unclip elastic fasteners.
Unload or assist in unloading ballast from rail car, cart or truck
Remove and replace ballast.
Sweep, pick, and dig dust and snow from movable track parts
Lift rails using the manual track jack.
Plug spike holes.
Cut in rails.
Handle, place, and align tie plates under rails.
Install and remove rail anchors.
Perform any other work not mentioned above that is required to construct or rehabilitate railroad tracks.
Must be capable of performing physically strenuous work on a continuous basis
Must be able to read and comprehend regulations and instructions as well as possess good verbal communication skills.
Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and effectively handle conflict situations.
Ability to speak English in a clear, concise manner in order to communicate with coworker(s) and supervisor(s).
Must have a valid driver's license.
Must be 21 years of age or older
Authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
Ability to perform heavy physical labor.
Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment test in English before being allowed to interview. The number of candidates who pass the test and are granted an interview is based upon hiring needs.
If you have taken this test for any of the jobs listed here and failed within the last six months, you will not be eligible to apply for this position. Click here to see a sample of the Workplace Practices Test.
Applicants must qualify on a Physical Ability Test (PAT) prior to employment. Click here for a description of the Physical Abilities Test
Experience operating construction or farm equipment.
1 year(s) Railroad Maintenance of Way work experience
Current valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or have had a CDL in the past
Union Pacific Railroad Company