Union Pacific Wem-field (iam Union) in Chicago, Illinois
Maintain and repair tools, equipment, and machines. Physical duties include the ability to do the following: maintain balance on uneven terrain and ballast for short distances; have bilateral dexterity; maintain hands and arms in set position with minimal tremor; climb, as occasionally needed on steps and ladders to board equipment; lift/carry and push/pull objects weighing between 50 lbs. and 150 lbs; bend and stoop, and stand or sit for more than half of the work day with the opportunity to change positions periodically.
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.
- Motor Vehicle Requirements:
Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
Have valid driver's license
Have an acceptable driving record per your Motor Vehicle Record (MVR). This includes commercial and personal vehicles. No more than one moving violation conviction in the past three years. No DUI/DWI/Refusal convictions in the past three years. No more than one DOT reportable accident in past three years.
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.
- Inspect tools, equipment, and roadway machines.
- Troubleshoot malfunctions.
- Perform maintenance and repair.
- Work with tools, machines, vehicles, and equipment.
- Plan, organize, and track information.
- Communicate with others orally or in writing.
- Direct the work of others.
- Work with information in print or on a computer.
- Understand and follow company and industry safety rules, practices, and procedures.
- Must have a valid driver's license.
- Computer literate and have basic keyboarding skills
- Applicants receiving a conditional job offer must pass a color vision assessment to ensure that they are able to perform the essential functions of the job by adequately discerning different colors.
- Applicants must have the ability to effectively and accurately understand, interpret, reference, evaluate, organize, and record non-technical and technical information.
- Able and willing to understand and apply safety rules, practice safe work habits, identify safety risks, and avoid potentially risky behaviors and situations
- Applicants must have the ability to perform basic arithmetic operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and conversion of fractions into decimals and decimals into fractions to solve practical problems. In addition, applicants must be able to extract relevant information from tables, charts, graphs, and text.
- Applicants must have the ability to communicate with others.
- Applicants must have the ability to use both high precision (for example, calipers, electronic scales) and low precision (for example, tape measures, hand levels) instruments to get accurate measurements.
- Ability to read and understand schematic drawings of electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems.
- Applicants must possess a journeyman's card or provide at the interview documentation to verify four (4) years of experience as a journeyman diesel mechanic or gas automotive/heavy equipment mechanic.
- Must provide own tools.
- Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and effectively handle conflict situations.
- Ability to speak English in a clear, concise manner in order to communicate with coworker(s) and supervisor(s).
- Authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
- Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment test in English before being allowed to interview. If you have taken the Skilled Craft Battery Test for this position and failed within the last six months, you will not be eligible to apply for this posting. The number of candidates who pass the test and are invited to interview will be based upon hiring needs. Click here to see a sample of the Skilled Craft Battery test.
- Must be 21 years of age or older
- Applicants must qualify on a Physical Ability Test (PAT) prior to employment. Click here for a description of the Physical Abilities Test
- Experience with large motor generators, high-voltage circuitry, electronics and/or electro-mechanical systems.
- Associate's degree in electronics, control systems, AC/DC motors, diesel technology, electrical components, or mechanics OR a minimum of two years of verifiable electrical or mechanical work experience with motorized equipment (e.g., heavy equipment, farm equipment, construction equipment, trucks, ships, airplanes, trains).
The Engineering team is charged with a crucial role – maintaining 32,000 miles of track to keep America moving. Engineering employees inspect, repair and maintain infrastructure such as track, bridges, facilities and signals. Using the latest tools and technology, the Engineering team provides safe and efficient construction for all facets of the railroad.
Union Pacific is one of America’s premier transportation and logistics companies, linking 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country and serving many of the fastest-growing U.S. cities. Generations of Americans have built successful careers at Union Pacific and in the process, they’ve helped build a nation – delivering lumber for our homes, food for our tables, energy for our power plants and the countless raw materials and finished goods that supply the American way of life.
Location: Chicago, IL
Closing Date: None at 11:59 PM Central Time
Job Open To: Internal and External Candidates