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Track Maintenance (Laborer, Truck Driver, Welder) - District 300 Grand Forks, ND

BNSF Railway
life insurance, 401(k)
United States, North Dakota, Fargo
1796 Demers Ave (Show on map)
Jun 25, 2024

Be part of a team that values safety, diversity, and excellence

We are one of the largest U.S. railroads transporting the nation's freight across 28 western states and 3 Canadian provinces. As a member of our team, you will play a role in supporting the movement of essential products and materials that help feed, clothe, supply, and power communities throughout America and the world.

We are committed to a culture where all employees are included, belong, and have equal opportunity to achieve their full potential.Come make a difference with us!

Learn more aboutBNSFandourBenefits

Job Location:Grand Forks
Other Potential Locations:Grand Forks, ND
Anticipated Start Date:07/22/2024
Number of Positions:4
Salary Range:Entry rate is approx. $30.06-$33.50; $33.40-$37.22/hr (after 24 months)

Apply early as this job may be removed or filled prior to the closing date, which is approximately seven (7) days after the posting date.


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, repairing trackand other railroad property/facilities); equipment operation and maintenance; crew and equipment transportation to/from jobsite; travel/work in assigned geographic area.


  • Repair and rebuild railroad trackusingpower and non-power hand tools

  • Lift/carry track material

  • Cut brush, trees and vegetation

  • Clear right-of-way of litter and cargo spillage

  • Perform maintenanceby pulling spikes from ties, drilling holes through rails for bolt insertion, and fitting bolts

  • Cut rail


  • Manually compress ballast

  • Remove/install ties

  • Lift, roll, and adjust rails

  • Lift/carry track material with assistance


  • Remove/replace ballast

  • Operate non-powered hand tools such as shovels, picks, axes, cutters, sledgehammers

  • Operate proper electric, pneumatic, or hydraulic hand tools such as drills, impact wrenches, jacks, power saws, and grinders


  • Operate 26K+lbtrucks

  • Ensure proper truck and equipment maintenance

  • Submit required paperwork for truck repairs or welding equipment


  • Weld, grind, and cut rail

  • Operate welding truck safely and efficiently

  • Order material: welding supplies, grinding stones, reports, safety equipment

  • Maintain 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 notan 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 to and remain on job sites in designated seniority regionand remain on sitefor extended periods,sometimes days or weeks at atime


  • 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

  • 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 60lbsoccasionally

  • Possess a valid state-issued driver's license

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

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

  • Able to use hands to perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning and pulling

  • Occasionallyclimb on/off equipment

  • Bend, walk, standand sit for extendedtime;use hand tools

  • Follow safety policies and procedures along with rules compliance; wear required personal protective equipment, including respirators


  • Company-paid on-the-job training


  • Assistance not available


  • Brotherhoodof Maintenance of Way Employees

  • Dues required per union agreement


  • Per union agreement

  • Seniority-based

  • Director approval required


  • 60 days

Here are some of the perks/benefits you can expect as a BNSF employee

At BNSF, you will have access to a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that meets you where you are, a few of those benefits include:

  • A range of health care options for you and your dependents including medical, dental, vision, telemedicine, mental health, wellness coaching, 2nd opinionservices, and high-quality care network options. You will also have life insurance, provided at no cost to you.
  • A Railroad Retirement program and competitive 401(k) plan to help you meet your retirement goals.
  • Family benefits including parental and pediatric support, adoption and surrogacy reimbursement, and spending accounts.
  • Access to discounts on travel, gym memberships and more!
  • Benefits vary by union collective bargaining agreement.
  • For more information, visitBenefits.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. You can find more information by reviewing theHiring Process. Federal authority requires BNSF employees, whose work requires unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, to obtain a TWIC.More information is available athttps://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, disability or protected veteran status.

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