BNSF Engineering (Telecom) Summer Intern in Fort Worth, Texas
Engineering (Telecom) Summer Intern
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Sep 3, 2019
Fort Worth, TX, US, 76131
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The Summer Internship Program provides interns an opportunity to learn more about how our efficient, safe and “green” rail network supports the global supply chain. Interns participate in group events and projects, experiencing first-hand what it is like to be a full-time BNSF employee. Operating one of the largest railroads in North America, we have countless opportunities for interns to develop their skills, create new ideas and even travel!
The program begins with an extensive corporate orientation in Fort Worth, Texas. During the training period, interns receive a company overview and interact with company leaders. Following orientation, interns receive on-the-job training according to their assigned group. The summer will be spent in Fort Worth or in a field location that can be anywhere on BNSF's system. The objective of our Summer Internship Program is to find students that will join us after graduation as part of our Management Trainee Program.
Relocation assistance may be provided to interns who are moving more than 50 driving miles from their permanent residence.
- Fort Worth, TX or Kansas City, KS
Anticipated Start Date: 05/27/2020
End Date: 08/11/2020
Salary Range: $4,312.50 per month
Applicants will be notified via e-mail regarding potential interviews, testing and hiring events for this position. Please check your e-mail on a daily basis.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Opportunities exist to gain exposure in the following areas:
Telecommunications/Positive Train Control
Telecom designs, builds, and maintains BNSF's network across the deserts, plains, and mountains in all weather conditions to ensure BNSF's customers and employees experience nearly flawless performance of the voice and data infrastructure network.
The team supports over 43,000 network devices deployed in 2700 locations across the BNSF service area. They also support over 120 dispatchers and two-way radio service on over 32,500 route miles connecting locomotives, high rail vehicles, on track work equipment, and hand held portable radios.
Interns have an opportunity to proactively contribute to focusing on helping insure high network availability and on time train performance by learning areas of support, planning, engineering and implementation across our network system.
Some tools and principles we use:
- Basic data, voice, transport network design principles and technologies, TCP/IP and associated network architecture, IP routing & switching, UHV/VHV radio operation and maintenance, microwave transmission systems and Telephony design, implementation & certifications.
Additionally, qualified candidates must be able to:
Demonstrate the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities listed above.
Demonstrate leadership skills.
Work effectively in a team environment.
Express ideas and information in a clear and concise manner.
Recognize and respond effectively to unexpected situations and tight deadlines.
Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing task priorities and work situations.
Demonstrate ability to complete tasks regardless of obstacles.
Primarily an office environment, with some field activities.
Normal office hours, Monday through Friday, with weekend or evening work as required.
- Must have reliable transportation to and from work.
Cumulative GPA of 2.70 for engineering majors OR cumulative GPA of 3.0 for non-engineering majors.
Current enrollment in a Bachelor’s or graduate degree program at an accredited university at the time of application and throughout the duration of the internship.
Less than three (3) years of work experience in a professional work environment. When calculating work experience, EXCLUDE internships or positions held while in high school or college.
Authorization to work in the US without Company sponsorship now AND in the future.
Ability to relocate to Fort Worth, Texas or Kansas City, KS for the summer.
General understanding required of Information Systems, including knowledge of application development, database administration, business intelligence, personal computers, and/or local area networks.
Strong drive for results as well as superior communications and teamwork skills to be able to gather information from BNSF employees to identify and resolve problems.
Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above.
Graduation date prior to September 1, 2021.
Pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Information Technology, Decision Science, Computer or Software Engineering, Management/Business Information Systems, Electrical Engineering OR any other Technical/Engineering related degree.
Ability in any of the following is preferred: application development, mobile device development methodologies, project management, database design, modeling, mining, data management, data warehouse concepts, network planning and engineering and voice/video systems.
Experience with one or more of the following programming languages and tools such as Java, C/C++, .Net(C#), ABAP, HTML5 and/or COBOL.
Experience in Cellular or Telecommunications related environment.
BNSF offers competitive benefit programs and services including, but not limited to:
Summer Lodging Stipend
Potential for offer of fulltime position
BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION ELEMENTS:
Last 7 years of driving history
Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
Social Security number
MEDICAL REVIEW ELEMENTS
Other elements as needed
DRUG TEST ELEMENTS
BNSF is committed to a safe and drug free work place and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping BNSF safe and drug free.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): Federal authority requires BNSF employees, whose work requires unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, to obtain a TWIC. A TWIC is a condition of employment for such positions and requires candidates to those positions to submit to a TSA security assessment (to include, but not limited to, providing: biographic information; identity documents; fingerprints; digital photograph). More information is available at http://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic .
SF: MO | [[mfield5]] | Operations - Engineering | Fort Worth, TX | 76131
Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas
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