Union Pacific: Apprentice Freight Car Repair

Posted 2 years ago

Building America

Skills

  • Air Brake
  • Driver’s License
  • Clean Driving Record
  • Brake Repair

Learn about every aspect of inspecting, repairing and rebuilding freight cars during a three-year training program with one of North America’s most established railroad companies. As an Apprentice Freight Car Repairer for Union Pacific, you’ll have the opportunity to work with your hands every day, conducting inspections, performing scheduled and on-demand maintenance, and repairing or replacing defective components on rolling stock in compliance with industry standards. You’ll have the opportunity to work with several types of shop machines, tools, vehicles and equipment to help ensure Union Pacific freight cars can continue to safely and efficiently transport goods to customers across North America.

Required Certifications:
For this position, you will be required to become a Union Pacific certified driver during your probationary period. To become certified, you must meet the following Motor Vehicle and Medical Requirements: 

1. Must be a minimum of 21 years of age 

2. Have valid driver’s license 

3. Have an acceptable driving record per your Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) 

4. You may also be required to obtain your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) if you will be operating a vehicle(s) with a GVWR of 26,000 lbs or greater. If this is required, you will need to obtain your CDL during your probationary period. 

Medical Requirements:
Must meet the medical requirements (also called physical qualifications) for commercial motor vehicle drivers as specified by the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). For more information about FMCSA physical qualifications for drivers click here . Health and Medical Services at Union Pacific Railroad will make the final determination on whether or not an individual meets the FMCSA medical qualifications, and may add additional medical requirements to assure the person can safety perform job tasks, with or without accommodation. 
Conduct inspections of rolling stock for defects, evidence of wear, and damages caused by derailments or collisions Perform scheduled and on-demand maintenance, including initial terminal air brake tests and other pre-trip inspections Repair structural components of rolling stock. This may include fabricating, cutting or performing rough finish operations on metal and wood replacement parts, or fastening or assembling car parts by riveting, bolting, or welding Remove and replace defective components on rolling stock, such as trucks, shoes, coupler assemblies or air brake systems Clean and prepare surfaces for painting, welding and fabrication Safely and effectively operate: acetylene torches; non-power tools or hand tools; power tools; electric and gas welding equipment; as well as other shop machines, tools, vehicles and equipment Communicate with others, verbally and in writing, technical information, job procedure recommendations, and other work-related information Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and effectively handle conflict situations Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) 
Basic mathematic skills Ability to speak English in a clear, concise manner to communicate with coworker(s) and supervisor(s) Valid driver’s license Valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within probationary period Ability to read and understand all instructions including operating and safety rules, bulletins, special instructions, and federal regulatory documents Basic verbal and written communication skills Candidates for this position must pass a pre-employment test in English before being allowed to interview. If you have taken this test and failed within the last six months, you will not be eligible to apply for this position. Click here to see a sample items on the Skilled Craft Battery test. Candidates must qualify on a Physical Ability Test (PAT) prior to employment. Click here for a description of the Physical Abilities Test. Pay is $26 per hour.

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