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Company Name BNSF Railway
Location Aberdeen, South Dakota
Date Posted June 24, 2018
Category Non-Driving Jobs
Job Type Diesel Mechanic


Apply early as this job may be removed or filled prior to the closing date, which is approximately seven (7) days after the posting date.

Job Location: Aberdeen
Other Potential Locations: Aberdeen, SD 
Anticipated Start Date: 11/01/2014
Number of Positions: 1.00
Salary Range: Approximately $24.60 – $29.26 per hour

Pay rate is determined based on work experience and training.  Entry level rate for this position is $24.60.  Candidates who are able to provide documentation for a minimum of 4 years of viable experience may be eligible for the Journeyman pay rate up to $29.29.

Craft Transfer Policy:
BNSF provides a process by which scheduled employees may transfer from one craft to another craft. Employees must be eligible and meet all of the requirements for a craft transfer in order to transfer to another craft. Craft transfers may be restricted due to business necessity.

To see full eligibility requirements please view the Craft Transfer Policy Craft Transfer Policy (20.4).

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



Inspect, repair and maintain engine and mechanical components of diesel locomotives.

SAFETY:  Comply with company and federal safety rules, policies and procedures to include wearing required safety equipment, responding to and acting on safety concerns.  May be required to handle hazardous materials.

LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE MAINTENANCE: Repair running gears: wheels, springs, hangers, and brake rigging traction motors.  Test and repair: brake systems, safety appliances, couplers, draft systems, air compressors, safety valves, lube oil pumps filter systems, fuel systems, radiators and shutters.  Install, disassemble, assemble, repair or replace locomotive diesel engine components.  Perform scheduled and preventative maintenance on tools and equipment.

INSPECTING: Inspect locomotive components, diagnose malfunctions in diesel engines, air equipment and trucks.


  • 18 years of age or older
  • HS diploma or GED
  • Willing to submit to a background review
  • Available to work in geographic area indicated
  • Able to read, write and communicate (speak, hear and understand) English
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Work full-time (40 hrs/wk).  Shifts governed by union agreement and subject to seniority.   Mechanical shops operate 24 hours/day, 7 days/week with three 8-hour shifts including weekends, holidays, overtime.  Available to work any shift required
  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs
  • Possess valid state-issued driver’s license
  • Able to visually distinguish colors – red, blue, green, yellow; hear, and with training, distinguish auditory signals
  • Able to use hands to perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning and pulling
  • Able to work on uneven surfaces; frequently climb ladders and get on/off equipment; work at various heights including making repairs on atop locomotives
  • Able to: work in conditions with loud noise and fumes; work on/around heavy/moving machinery; bend, walk, stand, sit for extended time; use hand tools
  • Follow safety policies and procedures; wear required personal protective equipment

Training: Company-paid on-the-job.

Relocation: Assistance not available.

Work Conditions: Extreme all-weather conditions; uneven surfaces; safety sensitive work environment.

Probationary Period: Journeyman = 60 days; Apprentice = 122 days.

Travel:  Minimal.

Shifts/Hours: Full-time (40 hrs/wk), subject seniority and governed by union agreement, assigned shift may be one of three 8-hour shifts; Mechanical shops operate 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

Union: International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers.

Dues:  Per union agreement; membership and dues required.


BENEFITS: BNSF Employees receive a competitive benefit package.   All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen.   BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.   BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION ELEMENTS:  

  •     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

  DRUG TEST ELEMENTS:   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

SF: MO | Mechanical; Transitioning Military | Operations – Mechanical | Aberdeen, SD | 57401 

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