Track Laborer-Driver Eligible
Track Laborer-Driver Eligible
Location: Palmdale, CA
Reference Number: 091687
Closing Date: Apply early as this job may be removed or filled as soon as there are sufficient applicants.
Pay Rate: 24.83 Per Hour
Job Open To: Internal and External Candidates
Join our team of track laborers with a record of building and repairing track for Union Pacific for more than 150 years! As a Track Laborer – Driver Eligible you'll perform the maintenance, repairs and installations vital to the safe and efficient movement of trains to serve customers throughout North America! We are powered by our people, will you join our team?
For this position, you're 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. Acquire 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 acquire your CDL during your probationary period.
Must meet the medical requirements (also called physical qualifications) for commercial motor vehicle drivers are specified by the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The FMCSA physical qualifications for drivers can be found on the FMCSA homepage. 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 safely perform job tasks, with or without accommodation.
Observe the condition of tracks, track beds and supervise right-of-way for problems or defects
Remove and replace: rails, rail anchors, spikes, ballast, ties and other parts as needed
Handle, help unload and move track materials and equipment from rail cars, carts or trucks and dig holes and trenches
Maintain track beds by cutting vegetation and brush when needed, and sweeping, picking, and digging dust or snow from movable track parts
Understand and follow company and industry safety rules, practices and procedures
Drive company vehicles as the need arises
Perform track maintenance, repair, and installation
Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and effectively resolve situations that arise
Perform other duties as assigned
Valid driver's license
Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A or Class B, or can obtain one within your probationary period
Proficient verbal and written communication skills to deliver information to coworker(s) and supervisor(s)
Able to read and comprehend regulations and instructions as well as possess good verbal communication skills
Candidates for this position must pass a pre-employment test in English before being allowed to interview. The number of candidates who pass the test and are granted an interview is based upon hiring needs. If you have taken this test for any of the jobs listed here and failed within the last six months, you will not be eligible to apply for this position. Click here to see a sample of the Workplace Practices Test.
Candidates must qualify on a Physical Ability Test (PAT) prior to employment. Click here for a description of the Physical Abilities Test
Experience working outdoors in variable weather conditions (consider professional, personal, and volunteer experience)
Experience welding or a welding certificate (consider professional, personal, and volunteer experience)
Experience operating heavy equipment such as construction, farm, etc. (consider professional, personal, and volunteer experience)
Experience working in a construction-type setting (consider professional, personal, and volunteer experience)
Experience of 1 year or more in Railroad Maintenance of Way work
Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A or Class B
Able to remain standing for more than one-half of every work day with an opportunity to periodically change position for comfort
Occasionally lift and carry up to 65 lbs, and push and pull objects up to 119 lbs
Able to perform physically strenuous work on a continuous basis and occasionally bend, stoop and kneel. Must have manual dexterity with eye-hand coordination
Occasionally climb ladders to access truck storage and have the ability to frequently walk and maintain balance on a variety of surfaces
Agree to wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats, and hearing protection where the company requires
21 years of age or older
Willing to work on-call, overtime, various shifts, 7 days a week, as well as weekends and holidays
Apply only to those locations where you are prepared to live and work
Authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship
Benefit information can be found under the Benefits section on up.jobs (https://up.jobs/why/benefits/index.htm)
Work Conditions: Work takes place in many rural remote geographic areas
Able to provide your own transportation
Travel Requirements: Frequent travel is required
Willingness to practice safe work habits
Must be willing and able to work around large equipment such as railcars, locomotives and cranes
To the extent required by federal law and/or collective bargaining agreement, membership to the respective labor union is required. The union agreement dictates the pay rate and cannot be individually negotiated. Monthly dues are the responsibility of the employee.
COVID-19: Union Pacific will comply with all federal executive orders requiring employees to be fully vaccinated or request a medical or religious accommodations. The vaccine requirement is currently suspended pending legal action. Union Pacific will update applicants and employees with any further information.
Equal Employment Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation: Union Pacific supports diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer here. Union Pacific is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce where equal employment opportunities are available without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, religion, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, or genetic information. Union Pacific strictly prohibits any discrimination or harassment based on protected status. Union Pacific is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its employment of individuals with disabilities. To request a disability accommodation in the application process, please use this link here to submit a request.