Track Maintenance - Welder, Houston TX, District 800 (831626100)
Apply early as this job may be filled at any time.
Job Location: Houston
Other Potential Locations: Houston, TX
Anticipated Start Date: 04/18/2022
Number of Positions: 2
Salary Range: Entry rate is approx. $31.38/hr with an average annual salary of $65,270.
All communication with applicants will be done via email. Please check your email on a daily basis.
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Under President Biden's COVID-19 Action Plan, BNSF is covered by the federal mandate and must require all employees to be fully vaccinated with a target date of January 4, 2022. Under this same federal mandate, BNSF will require all newly hired employees to be fully vaccinated before their start date.
Who we are and what we do
Do you want to be a part of something that really matters? Team BNSF includes professionals focused on safety and service that play a vital role in delivering the nation's freight. Together, we help move goods and materials that sustain life and support local, national and global economies. Our rail network is one of the largest freight railroads, spanning 28 western states and serving three Canadian provinces.
What we believe
At BNSF, our Vision and Values drive who we are, not only in our words, but also our actions. BNSF is committed to our foundational values of equality and inclusion. As members of the BNSF community, our employees are entitled to:
- be treated with dignity and respect.
- have equal access to tools, resources, training and development opportunities.
- have equal opportunity to achieve their full potential.
We model the way through our leadership, our BNSF Diversity Councils, our eclectic Business Resource Groups, our deep involvement and investment in the communities we serve and through training programs. Our actions create an inclusive, open and collaborative workplace that encourages diverse perspectives in all interactions.
At BNSF, Safety is a core value of how we do business. Each and every day, our employees are committed to approach one another about safety, which is key in realizing our vision. Employees are also expected to comply with company and federal safety & health regulations, safety rules & policies, as well as procedures that guide work practices to reduce risk to exposure. Such work practices include but are not limited to wearing required safety equipment, responding to safety concerns, and taking appropriate actions in the event of an emergency.
This position is responsible for track maintenance (constructing, inspecting, and repairing track); constructing, inspecting, and repairing other railroad property and facilities; and equipment operation and maintenance.
Lift and carry track material
Assist in track maintenance
Schedule regular service for welding trucks
Ensure trucks and equipment are in good repair
Submit necessary paperwork for truck and welding equipment repairs
Weld, grind, and cut rail
Operate welding truck safely and efficiently
Maintain daily records and time sheets
The duties and responsibilities in this posting are representative categories to be used in deciding whether to apply for this position. This is not an exhaustive list of the position’s duties.
Extreme all-weather conditions
Walk and perform work on uneven surfaces
Safety-sensitive work environment
Loud noise and fumes
Work on and around heavy/moving machinery
Full-time (40 hrs/wk)
Subject to on-call, overtime, nights, alternating shifts, weekends, and holidays
Travel to and remain on job sites around designated seniority region, sometimes for extended periods of time, sometimes week at a time
21 years of age or older
Ability to report for duty at the designated work location
Able to work safely in the above working conditions
Able to work the above shift/hours
Able to meet the above travel requirements
Able to read, write and communicate (speak, hear and understand) English
Able to lift and carry up to 60 lbs occasionally
Possess a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with test endorsements for combination vehicle, air brake, and HAZMAT or am able to obtain one within 60 days of employment
Able to visually distinguish colors - red, blue, green, yellow, and lunar (clear light)
Ability to discriminate and differentiate between verbal and non-verbal sounds (signals, alarms, etc.) in the work environment.
One-year minimum of verifiable training and/or welding experience
Able to use hands and hand tools to perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning and pulling
Occasionally climb on/off equipment
Able to bend, walk, stand and sit for extended time
Follow safety policies and procedures; wear required personal protective equipment
Company-paid on-the-job training, including preparation, equipment and expenses to obtain CDL
FRA Tier II Qualification
Assistance not available
Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees
Dues required per union agreement
SENIORITY DISTRICT TRANSFERS
Per union agreement
Director approval required
BENEFITS:BNSF Employees receive a competitive benefit package. All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION ELEMENTS:
- Criminal history
- Last 7 years of driving history
- Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
- Social Security number
- Medical evaluation
- Drug Screen
- Other elements as needed
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.
BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status.
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