Union Pacific Railroad Job Information
When you start working with Union Pacific, you'll find that this company is unlike a lot of other railroad companies. For one thing, they believe in trying to operate their business as environmentally-friendly as they possibly can.
Many of the positions available working with this company stress environmental concerns and how to best deal with them on the job.
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Union Pacific Pay & Job Descriptions
Starting out as a switch or brake person will give you a good idea of what ground traffic control means to a railroad. Working at these jobs will allow you to learn all the basic jobs onboard a train and can lead to a career as a conductor or locomotive engineer. Because of the nature of the work, most personnel doing this work are on the job more than 40 hours a week, often working weekends and holidays as well. Starting out in this position with Union Pacific, you can expect to earn up to $40,000 annually.
Freight car repairers are essential to the operation of any railroad and working for Union Pacific can lead to a rewarding future. Working in this position will require you to inspect, repair and maintain freight cars using everything from basic hand tools to specialized repair and maintenance equipment. To become a freight car repairer you need to have four years of experience or a journeyman's card that allows you to work on rail cars on your own. Workers starting out in this position with Union Pacific regularly earn $21.75 an hour and more, depending on location and union agreements in your area.