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Mechanical Shop Laborer (Hostler Helper) : Alliance, Nebraska

BNSF Railway
United States, Nebraska, Alliance
800 W Kansas St (Show on map)
January 16, 2024

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

Job Location:Alliance
Other Potential Locations:Alliance, NE
Anticipated Start Date: 02/12/2024
Number of Positions:16
Salary Range: Pay rate $30.45-$36.25/hr with annual pay of $63.336 - $81,744 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 every day, our employees are committed to approachingone 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 keeping work areas clean and orderly,as well as operating industrial maintenance equipment within a shop environment and moving locomotives using radio and hand signals to communicate


  • Operate forklift, mobile crane,trackmobile, shop tractor, and power hand tools


  • Sand, fuel,and clean locomotives

  • Clean and organize shop work area (sweep and clean work surfaces, store parts, empty and discard garbage)

  • Operate power-driven equipment such as a vacuum cleaner, electric broom, or steam cleaning gun

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 andpeformwork onuneven surfaces

  • Safety sensitive work environment

  • May be required to handle hazardous materials

  • Loud noise and fumes

  • Work onor around heavy/moving machinery


  • Full-time (40 hours/week)

  • Subject to seniority and governed by union agreement

  • Mechanical shops operate 24 hours/day, 7 days/weekwith three 8-hour shifts including weekends, holidays, and overtime


  • Minimal


  • At least 18 years of age, or will be by the anticipated start date listed above

  • Ability to report for duty at the designated work location

  • Able to work safely in the above working conditions

  • Able toworkthe above shift/hours

  • Abilityto read, write and communicate (speak, hear and communicate) English

  • Ability to lift and carry up to60lbswithout assistance

  • Possess valid state-issued driver's license

  • Abilityto visually distinguish colors - red, blue, green, yellow

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

  • Ability to use hands and use hand tools to perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning and pulling

  • Ability to occasionallywork from various heights

  • Ability tobend, walk, stand andsit occasionally with breaks

  • Follow safety policies and procedures; wear required personal protective equipment

  • Ability to work in a team environment


  • Company-paid on-the-job training


  • Assistance not available


  • National Conference of Firemen and Oilers

  • Dues required per union agreement


  • 120 working 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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