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Track Laborer - System (TRAVEL JOB)

Union Pacific Railroad

Union Pacific Railroad

Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Track Laborer - System (TRAVEL JOB)

Date:  Sep 12, 2023


Reference Number:  775 
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: $30.04/hourly



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 - System, you'll perform the maintenance, repairs and installations critical to the tracks that run throughout our railroad network. We are powered by our people, will you join our team?


  • Maintain track beds by cutting vegetation and brush when needed, and sweeping, picking and digging dust or snow from movable track parts 
  • Understand and follow company and industry safety rules, practices and procedures 
  • Drive company vehicles as the need arises 
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and effectively resolve situations that arise 
  • Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) 
  • Perform other duties as assigned 
  • Observe the condition of the tracks (including beds and right-of-way) for problems or defects 
  • Remove and replace rails, rail anchors, spikes, ballast, ties and other parts as needed 
  • Handle, help unload and move track materials and equipment from rail cars, carts or trucks 
  • Work with equipment; dig holes and trenches, etc.

Qualifications - Required

  • Valid driver's license
  • 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

Physical Requirements

Work Conditions


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
  • Adoption/Surrogacy Assistance, paid Maternity and Parental Leave along with nearby state-of-the-art child development center

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.