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Track Maintenance - Welder - Needles CA

BNSF Railway
United States, California, Needles
834 Front St (Show on map)
September 27, 2023

Apply early as this job may be filled at any time.

Job Location:Needles
Other Potential Locations:Needles, CA
Anticipated Start Date: 11/13/2023
Number of Positions:1
Salary Range: Entry rate is approx. $37.22/hr; Avg annual salary 70K-80K with 3-5 years seniority

All communication with applicants will be done via email. Please check your email on a daily basis.

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 andservice 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 serveand 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 everyday, 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,andrepairing track); constructing, inspecting, and repairing otherrailroad propertyandfacilities;andequipment operation andmaintenance.


  • 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 onuneven surfaces

  • Safety-sensitive work environment

  • Loud noise and fumes

  • Work on and around heavy/moving machinery


  • Full-time(40hrs/wk)

  • Subject to on-call, overtime, nights, alternatingshifts, weekends, and holidays


  • Travel toandremain on job sites around designated seniority region, sometimes for extended periods of time, sometimes week at a time


  • 21years of age or older

  • Ability to report for duty at the designated work location

  • Able to work safely in the above working conditions

  • Able toworkthe above shift/hours

  • Ableto meet the above travel requirements

  • Able to read, write and communicate (speak, hear and understand) English

  • Able to lift and carry up to 60lbsoccasionally

  • Possess a valid ClassACommercial Driver's License (CDL) withtest endorsements for combination vehicle, air brake, andHAZMAToramable toobtain one within 60 days of employment

  • Able to visually distinguish colors - red, blue, green, yellow, and lunar (clearlight)

  • Ability to discriminate and differentiate between verbal and non-verbal sounds (signals, alarms, etc.) in the work environment.

  • Able to use handsand hand toolsto perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning and pulling

  • Occasionallyclimb on/off equipment

  • Able tobend, walk, standand sit for extended time

  • Followsafety 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


  • Brotherhoodof Maintenance of Way Employees

  • Duesrequiredper union agreement


  • Per union agreement

  • Seniority-based

  • Director approval required


  • 60 days


BNSF Employees receive a competitive benefit package.
All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen.
  • Criminal history
  • Last 7 years of driving history
  • Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
  • Social Security number
  • Education
  • Medical evaluation
  • Drug Screen
  • Other elements as needed
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 .

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, disability or protected veteran status.

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