Engineering Management Trainee 2023
Engineering Management Trainee 2023
Date: Aug 29, 2022
Location: Albuquerque, NM, US, 87102
APPLY EARLY AS THIS JOB MAY BE FILLED AT ANY TIME.
Who are we:
We are one of the largest U.S. railroads transporting the nations freight across 28 western states and 3 Canadian provinces. As a member of our team, you will play a role in supporting the movement of essential products and materials that help feed, clothe, supply, and power communities throughout America and the world. Come make a difference with us!
What makes us different:
At BNSF, we do not just talk about culture, we live it. As a team member here, you would immediately experience how our culture is woven into what we do. Our goal is for everyone to achieve their highest potential by focusing on safety, continuous improvement, plus personal and professional growth. As an employee at BNSF, we have multiple programs to ensure that you will be recognized and appreciated for all your impactful work.
We also have plenty of developmental opportunities to further your career! Many of our team members that joined BNSF have experienced multiple career paths that were completely unplanned to them. We make development a priority at BNSF.
We are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture. We have been recognized by multiple organizations such as Forbes (Best Employer for Women and New College Grads), Military Times (Best for Vets), and the Human Rights Campaign (Best Place to Work) for our outstanding culture!
The Management Trainee Program is a non-rotational program that develops leaders who will drive the future of our organization. It’s a paid, full-time program for recent graduates with less than four years of professional work experience. Career opportunities will follow with hard work, the desire to learn, and the ability to develop productive working relationships.
Upon arrival at BNSF, Management Trainees receive an overview of our railroad and industry during orientation at our Fort Worth, Texas headquarters. Once the one-week orientation is complete, Management Trainees move into their assigned departments for on-the-job training, if in corporate departments (Accounting/Finance, Corporate Audit, Human Resources, Marketing, Sourcing, or Technology Services). If in an operations department (Engineering, Mechanical, or Transportation), following orientation, you will spend time at our Technical Training Center in Overland Park, Kan., learning to lead a diverse workgroup to safely and efficiently accomplish work assignments and goals that are in line with the company's vision.
- Be a lifelong learner:
- Continue your education or pursue a graduate degree with us! Utilize our competitive tuition reimbursement program
- Access to countless career paths! Progress your career through both upward and lateral growth opportunities
- We invest in our employees with award-winning annual leadership training and various developmental opportunities.
- Incentive Compensation Plan (ICP)
- Three weeks of paid vacation with accrual based on start of employment
- Set yourself up for financial success:
- Railroad Retirement annuity provides a larger long-term benefit and replaces Social Security
- 401(k) company match starting at 7.5% (with 6% a contribution from you)!
- Health Savings Account with company contribution
- Save more with access to our free financial resources
- Life Insurance
- Competitive vision, dental, and medical insurance for you and your family. Pet insurance is also available!
- Extensive family support resources (including paid parental leave)
- Employee assistance programs to aid in work/life situations such as mental health, legal/financial questions, relationship support, and child/elder care plus more!
- Safety and performance recognition programs
- Access to comprehensive discounts on everyday items such as travel, fitness classes (partnership with Peloton), car dealerships, and even mortgages!
- Get connected! Join any of our company-sponsored business resource groups. There are plenty of networking opportunities within BNSF!
Applicants will be notified via e-mail regarding potential interviews, testing, and hiring events for this position. Please check your e-mail on a daily basis.
Work Location: Albuquerque, NM; Fargo, ND; Gillette, WY; San Bernardino, CA; Minneapolis, MN; Haslet, TX; Whitefish, MT; Denver, CO; Kansas City, KS
Anticipated Start Date: January, February, June, July & September 2023
The Management Trainee (MT) Program is specifically designed to develop leaders who will drive the future of our organization. This training program is approximately 6 months in length and includes both classroom and on-the-job training. You will gain experience in our Track, Engineering Services, Structures, Signal, Mechanical, Transportation, and Environmental departments. With challenging work, the desire to learn, and the ability to develop relationships, career opportunities are endless.
RELOCATION WILL BE REQUIRED.
- A candidate must be willing to be relocated to any location across the BNSF system for the training program
- Once training has been completed, candidates will most likely be relocated again to an assigned, permanent location
- An ideal candidate should be very flexible regarding location
- Relocation assistance may be provided to those who are moving more than 50 driving miles from their permanent residence
- Frequent and extensive travel over a large geographic region will be required.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- The management trainee program is an intensive training program that lasts approximately 6 months
- MTs will attend an initial 2-week orientation conducted at our company headquarters in Fort Worth, TX where trainees will learn about the BNSF culture, network with leaders of the company and receive leadership training
- From Fort Worth, trainees will attend a 2-week technical, and personnel training conducted at our Technical Training Center (TTC) in Overland Park, KS where trainees will learn about operations and field safety
- The remaining time will be spent completing on-the-job field training conducted at assigned training location which will include instructor led and web-based training courses as well as numerous job shadows across multiple departments
- BNSF will also support and assist in full-time Engineering employees who wish to complete testing and obtain their PE license
UPON COMPLETION OF THE MANAGEMENT TRAINEE PROGRAM:
- Management trainees will likely be placed in a Supervisor Engineering Support position (career progression after this is employee driven)-see below for more information on this position
- Relocation will likely be required upon placement into permanent assignment
SUPERVISOR ENGINEERING SUPPORT INFORMATION & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responsible for supporting 3 functional areas: Track, Signal, and Structures
- Provide various administrative support functions to the Engineering First Line Supervisor (FLS) including, but not limited to: management of scheduled manpower activity, capital plan coordination and oversight, material management, claims management, re-collectible activity management, safety management, equipment and vehicle fleet management
- Accurately process and code all invoices within 15 days of receipt and produce accurate reports of cost, vehicle, safety and flag exceptions for the FLS within timeframe required by each report
- Provide leadership vacation relief and weekend coverage
- This is not an exhaustive list of the position’s duties
- Work in a 24 x 7 operations environment including nights, weekends, evenings and holidays, on-call or available for emergency situations
- Hours are irregular with a minimum of 40 hours per week
- Work both indoors and outdoors in extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, rain, snow, and sleet)
- Work around heavy and moving machinery
- Work around electronics, including electric currents
- Work in and around bridges in elevated locations
- Must have reliable transportation to and from work.
- Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher with a degree in Engineering or Construction Management OR a 2.75 or higher cumulative GPA with a non-Engineering degree.
- Must have less than four (4) years of work experience in a professional work environment, excluding internships or positions held while in high school or college
- Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Graduate degree in Construction Management or an Engineering program from accredited university to be completed prior to hire OR have obtained a degree within the past four (4) years.
- Legally authorized to work in the United States
- Not require BNSF’s assistance (whether monetary, through sponsorship, or otherwise), now or in the future, to obtain, maintain, or extend my employment authorization (including H-1B or TN nonimmigrant status).
- Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
- Ability to relocate within the BNSF Railway operating system to start and/or upon career progression and/or business need.
- Valid Driver’s License.
ADDITIONALLY, QUALIFIED CANDIDATES MUST BE ABLE TO:
- Demonstrate leadership skills
- Work effectively in a team environment
- Express ideas and information in a clear and concise manner
- Recognize and respond effectively to unexpected situations and tight deadlines
- Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing task priorities and work situations
- Demonstrate ability to complete tasks regardless of obstacles
- Experience working in an engineering or construction related environment.
- Experience working outdoors or in an industrial environment.
- Proven leadership experience and excellent oral and written communication.
Our Management Trainee program is geared towards recent college graduates with four years or less of experience in a post-collegiate professional work environment. If you have more experience and are interested in BNSF, we encourage you to look at our Experienced First Line Supervisor (EFLS) program or our professional jobs to find what most closely aligns with your experience and skill set.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION ELEMENTS:
- Criminal history
- Last 7 years of driving history
- Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
- Social Security number
MEDICAL REVIEW ELEMENTS:
- Medical evaluation
- Drug Screen
- 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.
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.