Status: Full-time position
Location: Multiple Locations
Job Summary: The Operations Management Trainee position is a leadership role at BNSF Railway. These individuals lead a diverse workgroup to safely and efficiently accomplish work assignments and goals that are in line with the company's vision.
Qualifications: Basic Qualifications
Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above
Bachelor's or graduate degree in engineering from an accredited university
Authorization to work in the US without Company sponsorship
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 the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities listed above.
Demonstrate leadership skills in areas or roles outside of normal job responsibilities.
Act as a positive role model in a group; work effectively with others.
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.
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Experience working in an engineering or construction related environment
Experience working outdoors
Proven leadership experience and excellent oral and written communication
Duties: The Engineering Management Trainee program is a 6-12 month program. This opportunity begins with a two-week long comprehensive orientation and leadership course at the BNSF Corporate Headquarters in Fort Worth, TX. Following the two weeks in Fort Worth, the trainee will attend the BNSF Technical Training Center (TTC) in Overland Park, KS for four weeks of safety and technical training.
The Trainee will then re-locate to their new field location and complete the remainder of their training on-the-job. There they will gain hands-on operational and leadership experience. This assignment could place a Trainee anywhere on BNSF's 32,500 mile system.
Overall, the trainee will learn to manage crews, project management and prepare for a field operations supervisory position.
Once at his/her assigned location, an Engineering Management Trainee may be responsible for assisting in the planning and directing of construction, maintenance, and repair of railroad trackage, electronic signaling devices, telecommunications equipment and other related structures to ensure the best utilization of personnel and material for a safe and cost efficient operation at maximum production. Assist in planning and scheduling improvement and maintenance programs to ensure roadway is properly maintained and in safe operating condition. Identify and test new technology to improve maintenance procedures and extend asset life.
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