Kansas City, Kansas

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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, service, and who take pride in delivering the nation’s freight. Together, we help move goods and materials that sustain life and support local, national and global economies. The BNSF 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 diverse Business Resource Groups, our deep involvement and investment in the communities we serve, and through diversity and inclusion training programs. It’s through our actions that we create an inclusive, open and collaborative workplace that truly encourages diverse perspectives in all interactions.

 

The Summer Internship Program provides interns an opportunity to learn more about how our efficient, safe and “green” rail network supports the global supply chain. Interns participate in group events and projects, experiencing first-hand what it is like to be a full-time BNSF employee. Operating one of the largest railroads in North America, we have countless opportunities for interns to develop their skills, create new ideas and even travel!

 

The program begins with an extensive corporate orientation in Fort Worth, Texas. During the training period, interns receive a company overview and interact with company leaders. Following orientation, interns receive on-the-job training according to their assigned group. The summer will be spent in Fort Worth or in a field location that can be anywhere on BNSF's system. The objective of our Summer Internship Program is to find students that will join us after graduation as part of our Management Trainee Program.

 

Relocation payment assistance may be provided to interns who are moving more than 50 driving miles from their permanent residence.

 

Work Location: System Wide

Start Date: 06/02/2021 

End Date: 08/10/2021
Salary Range: $4,312.50 per month 

 

Applicants will be notified via e-mail regarding potential interviews, testing and hiring events. Please check your e-mail on a daily basis.

 

RELOCATION:

SUMMER RELOCATION WILL BE REQUIRED. A candidate can be relocated to any location across the BNSF system (see System Map on website www.bnsf.com). An ideal candidate should be very flexible regarding location. Work assignment could place an Intern anywhere on BNSF's operating system.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This challenging program offers students the opportunity to learn about the working logistics of this fast-paced railroad. The summer will be spent on an assigned Division which could be anywhere on BNSF's 32,500 mile system. During this assignment, the intern will learn to manage railroad terminal operations, work on specific logistics projects, assist supervisors in managing crews (which consists of a conductor and engineer), and learn more about the field operations supervisory position

 Examples could include, but not limited to:

  • Observe multiple safety briefings throughout the shift with crews, dispatchers, maintenance employees and other BNSF Team Members.
  • Ride trains with the crews and observe Operational testing & audits for the crews.
  • Assist with planning the movement of cars, inventory, locomotive, crews and trains within a designated terminal and across an Operational division/territory.

 

Additionally, qualified candidates must be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities listed above.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills.
  • Work effectively in a team environment.
  • 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.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Indoors and outdoors on a regular basis.
  • Environment requires personal protective equipment, hard hat, safety glass, and gloves.

 

HOURS OF WORK

  • Hours are irregular with a minimum of 40 hours per week.
  • Schedule could involve nights, weekends, and holidays, as BNSF is a 24 X 7 work environment.

 

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENT:

  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.70 for engineering or construction management majors OR cumulative GPA of 3.0 for non-engineering majors.
  • Current enrollment in a Bachelor’s or graduate degree program at an accredited university at the time of application and throughout the duration of the internship.
  • Less than three (3) years of work experience in a professional work environment. When calculating work experience, EXCLUDE internships or positions held while in high school or college.
  • Authorization to work in the US without Company sponsorship now AND in the future.
  • Ability to relocate to an assigned location within the BNSF Network for the summer.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Pursuit of a degree in Engineering, Logistics, Transportation, Supply Chain Management, Business, Distribution OR a similar program.
  • Graduation date prior to September 2022.
  • Experience working in an engineering, transportation, logistics or supply chain environment.
  • Experience working outdoors or in an industrial environment.
  • Proven leadership experience and excellent oral and written communication skills.

 

 

BENEFITS:

BNSF offers competitive benefit programs and services including, but not limited to:

  • Relocation Stipend
  • Summer Lodging Stipend
  • Potential for offer of full-time position
  • Paid Internship

 

 

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 REVIEW ELEMENTS:

  • Medical evaluation
  • Drug Screen
  • Other elements as needed

 

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.

 

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 http://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic.

 

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Kansas City, Kansas

Today's BNSF Railway is the product of nearly 400 different railroad lines that merged or were acquired over the course of 160 years.

While many different railroads combined to form BNSF, the people who worked at those railroads shared many traits. The people who built BNSF were — and continue to be — a unique breed, blending the forward-thinking of dreamers with the pragmatism of results-oriented business leaders. This heritage played a central role in settling and growing the American West, and today, BNSF continues to have a significant impact in meeting the needs of shippers and serving the economy.

At BNSF, we salute your service, value your skills and welcome your unique experience and talents. Since 2005, BNSF has hired more than 4,000 U.S. military veterans.

BNSF offers challenging and rewarding career opportunities, competitive pay, benefits, training and advancement opportunities for those:

  • transitioning from military to civilian life
  • with prior service
  • who are retired veterans
  • who are members of National Guard and Reserve

BNSF actively seeks candidates with military experience. Find out how your military experience relates to career opportunities at BNSF. Be sure to read our important military tips on how to complete your application.

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