Location: Topeka, KS, US, 66546
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Job Location: Topeka
Other Potential Locations: Topeka, KS
Anticipated Start Date: 04/18/2022
Number of Positions: 1
Salary Range: Monthly rate is approx. $7,066/month, with an average annual salary of $84,794.
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 and service 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 serve and 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 approaching 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.
Install, repair and maintain all Telecommunications equipment including, but not limited to: Radios, Digital Microwave (MW), and Radio Frequency (RF) Data Link Equipment. Additional responsibilities include:
Install, assemble, repair, adjust, test, and maintain telecommunications equipment such as wired and wireless telecommunications systems devices, microwave, automatic equipment identification (AEI) systems, IP Networks, VoIP, Cameras, Radio Frequency (RF) Communications systems, Voice & Data communications, front and end of train devices, and soldering electrical/electronic components.
Problem Resolution: Troubleshoot to component level; work with IT help desk to resolve trouble tickets and work orders for internal/external customers.
Recordkeeping: Record repairs in Repair Tracking System via computer; provide log history of Train Control System, as needed.
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 and perform work on uneven surfaces
Safety sensitive work environment
Loud noise and fumes
Work on and around heavy and moving machinery
Full-time – 6 days a week (5 regular working days (40 hrs/wk) and one on-call day)
Subject to on-call (24/6), overtime, alternate shifts, nights, weekends, holidays
Shift assignments are governed by union agreement, typically based on seniority
Headquartered location with travel and work within assigned seniority region sometimes for extended time
• 18 years of age or older
• HS diploma or GED
• BNSF is a drug-free company; employees are subject to random drug tests
• Willing to submit to a background review
• Available to work in geographic area indicated
• Able to read, write and communicate (speak, hear and understand) English
• Able to work indoors primarily at a work bench, equipment bay, installation garage or Radio Frequency (RF) transmission facility and outdoors in all weather conditions
• Available to work full-time (40 hrs/wk) subject to overtime, on-call (24:7), alternating shifts, nights, weekends, holidays.
• Available to travel to/around designated seniority region and remain on set for extended time
• Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs unassisted
• Able to visually distinguish colors – red, blue, green, yellow
• Possess a valid state issued driver’s license
• Able to perform soldering work
• Able to read and understand electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic diagrams and schematics
• 2 years minimum of verifiable electronics experience or post-high school training
• Able to use hands to perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning and pulling
• Able to perform work on uneven surfaces; frequently climb on/off equipment; work on top of locomotives and other equipment
• Able to work in conditions with loud noise and fumes; work on/around heavy/moving machinery; bend, walk, stand, sit for extended time; and use hand tools
• Follow safety policies and procedures; wear required personal protective equipment
Training: Company-paid on-the-job.
Relocation: Assistance not available.
Work Conditions: Extreme all-weather conditions; uneven surfaces; safety sensitive work environment.
Shifts/Hours: Full-time, subject to overtime, on-call, alternating shifts, nights, weekends, holidays.
Union & Dues: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Dues: Per union agreement; membership and dues required.
BNSF Employees receive a competitive benefit package.
All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION ELEMENTS:
Last 7 years of driving history
Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
Social Security number
MEDICAL REVIEW ELEMENTS:
Other elements as needed
DRUG TEST ELEMENTS:
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 https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic.
COVID-19 Federal Vaccine Mandate
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect all aspects of our lives. From the onset, BNSF’s goals have remained the same: keep our people safe and maintain our essential operations. While we maintained that the decision to be vaccinated for COVID-19 is a personal one, we also encouraged employees to consider the options and make the best decision for themselves and their families.
Under President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan, BNSF is covered by the federal mandate requiring vaccination. Effective December 8, 2021, BNSF has paused its implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate given the dynamic legal proceedings. The ultimate outcome of the federal contractor vaccine mandate is yet to be determined. It is still possible that the mandate, as it applies to BNSF, could be upheld in court in the near future. If this happens, BNSF employees would be required to be vaccinated.
Apply online at https://jobs.bnsf.com/job-invite/79270/.
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, or protected veteran status.