BNSF Railway

Job title: $10000 HIRING BONUS-Track Maintenance – Welder – District 700 -Garden City, KS

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Company: BNSF Railway

Job description: Apply early as this job may be filled at any time.

Job Location: Garden City

Other Potential Locations: Garden City, KS

Anticipated Start Date: 09/26/2022

Number of Positions: 2

Salary Range: Entry rate is approx. $31.38/hr with an average annual salary of $65,270.

All communication with applicants will be done via email. Please check your email on a daily basis.

New Hires Garden City, KS are eligible for a $10000 hiring incentive – payable over ten (10) months in two equal installments of $5000 available for candidates who meet all qualifications below:

  • Offered a position and successfully complete the pre-employment process
  • Successful completion of the first four months of new-hire training and service to be eligible for the first $5000 installment
  • Complete 6 additional months of active service at the hired location to be eligible for the second $5000 installment.
  • Willing to commit to stay at the location on which you were hired for a period of 3 years. Leaving the location or job for any reason (including relocation of more than 50 miles from the headquartered location) will result in 100% repayment and forfeiture of future payments.
  • **Additional information will be provided to candidates during the hiring process

Who we are and what we do

Do you want to be a part of something that really matters? Team BNSF includes professionals focused on safety and service that play a vital role in delivering the nation’s freight. Together, we help move goods and materials that sustain life and support local, national and global economies. Our rail network is one of the largest freight railroads, spanning 28 western states and serving three Canadian provinces.

What we believe

At BNSF, our Vision and Values drive who we are, not only in our words, but also our actions. BNSF is committed to our foundational values of equality and inclusion. As members of the BNSF community, our employees are entitled to:

  • be treated with dignity and respect.
  • have equal access to tools, resources, training and development opportunities.
  • have equal opportunity to achieve their full potential.

We model the way through our leadership, our BNSF Diversity Councils, our eclectic Business Resource Groups, our deep involvement and investment in the communities we serve and through training programs. Our actions create an inclusive, open and collaborative workplace that encourages diverse perspectives in all interactions.


At BNSF, Safety is a core value of how we do business. Each and every day, our employees are committed to approach one another about safety, which is key in realizing our vision. Employees are also expected to comply with company and federal safety & health regulations, safety rules & policies, as well as procedures that guide work practices to reduce risk to exposure. Such work practices include but are not limited to wearing required safety equipment, responding to safety concerns, and taking appropriate actions in the event of an emergency.


This position is responsible for track maintenance (constructing, inspecting, and repairing track); constructing, inspecting, and repairing other railroad property and facilities; and equipment operation and maintenance.


Lift and carry track material

Assist in track maintenance


Schedule regular service for welding trucks

Ensure trucks and equipment are in good repair

Submit necessary paperwork for truck and welding equipment repairs


Weld, grind, and cut rail

Operate welding truck safely and efficiently

Maintain daily records and time sheets

The duties and responsibilities in this posting are representative categories to be used in deciding whether to apply for this position. This is not an exhaustive list of the position’s duties.


Extreme all-weather conditions

Walk and perform work on uneven surfaces

Safety-sensitive work environment

Loud noise and fumes

Work on and around heavy/moving machinery


Full-time (40 hrs/wk)

Subject to on-call, overtime, nights, alternating shifts, weekends, and holidays


Travel to and remain on job sites around designated seniority region, sometimes for extended periods of time, sometimes week at a time


21 years of age or older

Ability to report for duty at the designated work location

Able to work safely in the above working conditions

Able to work the above shift/hours

Able to meet the above travel requirements

Able to read, write and communicate (speak, hear and understand) English

Able to lift and carry up to 60 lbs occasionally

Possess a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with test endorsements for combination vehicle, air brake, and HAZMAT or am able to obtain one within 60 days of employment

Able to visually distinguish colors – red, blue, green, yellow, and lunar (clear light)

Ability to discriminate and differentiate between verbal and non-verbal sounds (signals, alarms, etc.) in the work environment.

One-year minimum of verifiable training and/or welding experience

Able to use hands and hand tools to perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning and pulling

Occasionally climb on/off equipment

Able to bend, walk, stand and sit for extended time

Follow safety policies and procedures; wear required personal protective equipment


Company-paid on-the-job training, including preparation, equipment and expenses to obtain CDL

FRA Tier II Qualification


Assistance not available


Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees

Dues required per union agreement


Per union agreement


Director approval required


60 days


BNSF Employees receive a competitive benefit package.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen.


  • Criminal history
  • Last 7 years of driving history
  • Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
  • Social Security number
  • Education


  • Medical evaluation
  • Drug Screen
  • Other elements as needed


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 .

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.

COVID-19 Federal Vaccine Mandate

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect all aspects of our lives. From the onset, BNSF’s goals have remained the same: keep our people safe and maintain our essential operations. While we maintained that the decision to be vaccinated for COVID-19 is a personal one, we also encouraged employees to consider the options and make the best decision for themselves and their families.

Under President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan, BNSF is covered by the federal mandate requiring vaccination. Effective December 8, 2021, BNSF has paused its implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate given the dynamic legal proceedings. The ultimate outcome of the federal contractor vaccine mandate is yet to be determined. It is still possible that the mandate, as it applies to BNSF, could be upheld in court in the near future. If this happens, BNSF employees would be required to be vaccinated.

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Expected salary: $31.38 per hour

Location: Garden City, KS

Job date: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 07:50:31 GMT

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