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Mechanical Locomotive Manager - Operations Management Training Program

Union Pacific Corporation

Union Pacific Corporation

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023

Mechanical Locomotive Manager - Operations Management Training Program

Date:  Aug 30, 2023


Reference Number:  695 
Department: Mechanical 
Closing Date:  [05/31/2024]

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This posting is for university recruiting candidates, including those currently enrolled in a degree program and those who have an anticipated graduation date by May 2024.

We are seeking results-oriented and dedicated individuals to lead our organization into the future! As a Mechanical Locomotive Manager in the Operations Management Training (OMT) program, you will gain experience in transportation and mechanical operations and the skills to lead a team! Once training is complete, you will be assigned to a work location where you will lead the inspection, maintenance and repair of locomotives. We are powered by our people, will you join our team?

Salary Information:

Starting salary: $87,252

At assignment (after successful completion of the OMT program): $105,000

Assignment made upon completion of the training program. Salary increase may vary based on performance, training, and assignment schedule.


  • Lead problem solving and process standardization 
  • Work with craft workers to improve technical standards 
  • Lead, improve and sustain safety processes at the workplace 
  • Lead environmental stewardship at the railroad facilities 
  • Conduct regular employee performance evaluations 
  • Perform other duties as assigned 
  • Lead a diverse crew of employees to ensure production schedules are met 
  • Improve facility performance and exceed customer expectations by applying LEAN tools to production processes 

Qualifications - Required

  • GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Proficient Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) skills
  • Advanced problem solving skills
  • Valid driver's license
  • A Bachelor's degree or will have a Bachelor's degree within the next 12 months
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills to deliver information to coworker(s) and supervisor(s)
  • Experience reading and understanding instructions (examples may include: operating and safety rules, bulletins, special instructions, and federal regulatory documents)

Qualifications - Preferred

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Engineering Management, Industrial Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Supply Chain Management
  • Experience in an operations or safety sensitive position such as industrial operations, heavy machinery, transportation, manufacturing, railroad, farming, or military
  • At least one year experience in a leadership role
  • Experience working outdoors in variable weather conditions (consider professional, personal, and volunteer experience)
  • At least one year experience in lean manufacturing or Reliability Centered Maintenance

Physical Requirements

  • Must have normal color vision
  • Must be able to detect and interpret different visual color signals and displays, and identify and determine the speed of moving objects at near or far distances

Work Conditions

  • Must be willing to relocate
  • Job assignments will include working 12 hour sifts, nights, weekends, holidays and working on call
  • Agree to wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats, and hearing protection where the company requires
  • Authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Must not have interviewed for this position within the last 2 years
  • In the past 36 months, and in connection with the operating of a motor vehicle, you must not have had any of the following: (1) the suspension, revocation, cancellation, or denial of your driver's license in an incident involving drugs or alcohol; (2) your participation in diversion or probation, or a guilty plea in a drug or alcohol-related driving incident; OR (3) you refused to take a drug or alcohol test
  • Willingness to practice safe work habits


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) with 100% match up to 6%, plus additional automatic 3% (contribute 6% and UP will contribute 9% [6% + 3%])
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 40% match up to 5% (contribute 5% and UP will contribute 2%)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance, company-paid disability, life, and AD&D insurance
  • Health Savings Account (with company contribution) Dependent Care Savings Account and Transportation Spending Account
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance Programs
  • Adoption/Surrogacy Assistance, paid Maternity and Parental Leave
  • Competitive compensation including eligibility for annual merit, bonus, and equity programs dependent on job level and personal and company performance

Inclusion Statement

Union Pacific’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is based on our desire to create an environment where people can be their best, personally and professionally. Our employees are unique individuals. Our diverse perspectives come from many sources including gender, race, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status.

As America's railroad, Union Pacific has an innate responsibility to speak out against all forms of discrimination while creating an environment where all can see themselves belonging and succeeding.