Join a profession that has been building America for more than 150 years. As a member of Union Pacific's Train Engine and Yard workforce, youâ€™ll work as a Conductor, Engineer or yard employee. You will play an integral role in the safe movement of our freight trains both in the yard and throughout the Union Pacific System. You will serve Union Pacific customers throughout North America. Full time Train Crew employees on average can earn $60,000 per year (depending on hours worked) for the first two years, plus benefits. Rate of pay starts at $40,000.
Ensure safe, on-time train operation and movement between various shop locations, service tracks and switching areas Inspect the conditions and operations of equipment and machines, analyzing and troubleshooting problems to find solutions, and making adjustments as needed Perform various tasks including: removing, replacing and carrying knuckles; aligning drawbars, coupling equipment and cars; operating locomotive equipment through a remote control device; applying and releasing hand brakes; riding rail cars; climbing onto equipment and communicating clearly with co-workers and train dispatchers via radio Monitor, observe, interpret and relay signals and placards to gather and communicate information Prepare written documentation and materials as needed Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and effectively handle conflict situations Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Work effectively and productively under stressful working conditions
Ability to speak English in a clear, concise manner to communicate with coworker(s) and supervisor(s) Valid driver's license Basic keyboarding skills Ability to read and understand all instructions including operating and safety rules, bulletins, special instructions, and federal regulatory documents Candidates 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 will be granted an interview is based upon hiring needs. If you have taken this test 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 Train Crew Test Battery. Candidates must qualify on a Physical Ability Test (PAT) prior to employment. Click here for a description of the Physical Abilities Test