Track Laborer-Regional Driver - Hastings, NE

Union Pacific | Hastings, NE

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Posted Date 7/10/2024
Description Reference Number: 1328 Department: Engineering Closing Date: Apply early as this job may be filled at any time. Most communications will be done electronically. Please check email, including spam folders, daily.Rate of Pay: 29.64 / hr.If you wish to solicit an employee referral for this position, please ensure the employee submits the referral prior to submitting your application.


Join a team of track laborers with a record of building and repairing railroad tracks for Union Pacific over 150 years! As a Track Laborer - Regional, you will play a vital role in the upkeep and enhancement of the tracks within your designated territory. By conducting essential maintenance, repairs, and installations, you will ensure the safe and efficient movement of trains, enabling Union Pacific to effectively serve its customers across North America. Join us and become part of a workforce that drives our success. Will you accept the challenge?Required Certifications: This position requires a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) upon hire. You must meet the following Motor Vehicle and Medical Requirements:1. Must be a minimum of 21 years of age2. Have valid driver's license3. 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.


  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and effectively handle controversy
  • Ensuring strict compliance with all safety regulations, operational guidelines, and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) requirements is a key aspect of this position.
  • You will be responsible for handling and transporting track materials and equipment using appropriate load/unload devices.
  • Performing regular maintenance on tracks, as well as repairing, installing, and removing components as needed, will be part of your daily tasks.
  • Maintaining the trackbed is crucial, which includes tasks such as removing and replacing ballast, tamping ballast, and assisting with the unloading of ballast from ballast cars.
  • Operating equipment safely and efficiently to drive spikes, tighten or loosen track bolts, and using pullers to remove spikes will be required.
  • Additional duties may be assigned as needed.
Qualifications - Required

  • Applicants must have reached the age of 21 or above.
  • Possess a valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL) of either Class A or Class B.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively convey information to colleagues and supervisors.
  • Exhibit experience in comprehending and following instructions, including but not limited to operating and safety rules, bulletins, special instructions, and federal regulatory documents.
  • To be considered for this position, candidates are required to successfully complete an assessment in English before proceeding to the interview stage. For more information go to the FAQs on
Qualifications - Preferred

  • Minimum of 1 year of hands-on experience in Railroad Maintenance of Way work.
  • Demonstrated ability to work outdoors in diverse weather conditions, drawing from professional, personal, or volunteer experience.
  • Experience in a construction-oriented environment, acquired through professional, personal, or volunteer engagements.
  • Proficiency in operating heavy equipment, including construction and farm machinery, supported by relevant professional, personal, or volunteer experience.
  • Strong welding skills or possession of a welding certificate, substantiated by professional, personal, or volunteer experience.
  • Flexibility to work on-call, overtime, and a variety of shifts, including weekends, holidays, and potentially 7 days a week.
Physical Requirements

  • Candidates are required to successfully pass a Physical Ability Test (PAT) before being considered for employment. This is separate from the medical exam. For more information go to the FAQs on
  • Physically Demanding Tasks: Must have the capacity to engage in physically demanding tasks, including occasional bending, stooping, and kneeling.
  • Lifting and Carrying: Must be able to occasionally lift and carry items weighing up to 65 lbs, as well as push and pull objects up to 119 lbs.
  • Standing: Must be capable of standing for extended periods during the workday, with the flexibility to change positions periodically for comfort.
  • Walking: Safely walk and maintain balance on uneven surfaces.
  • Climbing: Must be able to climb ladders to access truck storage as necessary.
Work Conditions

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring company sponsorship.
  • Willingness to comply with company policies regarding the use of personal protective equipment, including safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats, and hearing protection.
  • Demonstrated commitment to practicing safe work habits.
  • Availability to work at locations where you are willing to reside and perform job duties.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Ability to work in proximity to large equipment, such as railcars, locomotives, and cranes.
  • Work may be conducted in various rural and remote geographic areas.
  • Should be willing and able to travel as necessary, which may involve being on the road.
What we offer:
  • A strengths-based, engagement-focused, and performance-oriented culture
  • Ongoing learning, development, and Educational Assistance (including little to no out-of-pocket cost for online and in-person courses at the University of Nebraska at Omaha)
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 40% match up to 5% (contribute 5% and UP will contribute 2%)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance, which are collectively bargained for through union membership
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance Programs
Background Check Investigation

* State & Federal criminal history * Last 7 years of employment history to include military service * Education * Prior drug history * Professional license or certification, if applicable to role * Driving history, if applicable to role Please click here to review Union Pacific's policy regarding background investigations.

Medical Review

* Medical Evaluation * Drug Screen * Fitness-for-duty assessment to ensure that candidates can safely perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation * Color vision exam, if applicable to role

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.
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