Track Laborer-SemiTruck Driver – Atchison County, KS

Track Laborer-SemiTruck Driver

Building America

Atchison County, KS



Track Laborer-SemiTruck Driver


Location: Atchison, KS

Reference Number: 094973

Closing Date: Apply early as this job may be removed or filled as soon as there are sufficient applicants.

Pay Rate: 25.87 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 – Semi Truck Driver, you'll deliver materials to designated locations. You'll also 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? nn

Required Certifications:

This position requires a CDL upon hire. 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)

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). 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.


Drive company vehicles, including semi-trucks that have a crane, and vehicles that are six tons or more in weight

Perform track maintenance, repair, and installation, including maintaining track bed, removing and replacing ballast

Observe the condition of the tracks (including beds and right-of-way) for problems or defects

Remove and replace rails, rail anchors, spikes, ballast, ties and other parts as needed

Drive spikes into ties with a spike maul and pull spikes with a claw bar

Lift rails using the manual track jack

Handle, help unload and move track materials and equipment from rail cars, carts or trucks

Work with equipment; dig holes and trenches, etc.

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

Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and effectively resolve situations that arise

Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

Perform other duties as assigned



1 year(s) experience driving a semi-truck or truck that is six tons or more in weight

Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A or Class B

Proficient verbal and written communication skills to deliver information to coworker(s) and supervisor(s)

Experience reading and understanding instructions (examples may include: operating and safety rules, bulletins, special instructions, and federal regulatory documents)

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 operating a truck that uses a crane

Experience working in a construction-type setting (consider professional, personal, and volunteer experience)

Experience working outdoors in variable weather conditions (consider professional, personal, and volunteer experience)

Experience operating heavy equipment such as construction, farm, etc. (consider professional, personal, and volunteer experience)

Experience welding or a welding certificate (consider professional, personal, and volunteer experience)

1 year experience in Railroad Maintenance of Way work

Physical Requirements

Occasionally climb ladders to access truck storage and have the ability to frequently walk and maintain balance on a variety of surfaces

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 lift and carry up to 65 lbs, and push and pull objects up to 119 lbs

Able to remain standing for more than one-half of every work day with an opportunity to periodically change position for comfort

Work Conditions

Benefit information can be found under the Benefits section on (

Apply only to those locations where you are prepared to live and work

Travel Requirements: On the road or traveling as required

Work Conditions: May be seasonal based on weather, business conditions, or seniority

Individuals hired to work in this position will be expected to work in many rural remote geographic areas

Must be willing and able to work around large equipment such as railcars, locomotives and cranes

Willingness to practice safe work habits

Agree to wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats, and hearing protection where the company requires

Able to provide your own transportation

Authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

21 years of age or older

Willing to work on-call, overtime, various shifts, 7 days a week, as well as weekends and holidays

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.