BNSF Railway

Industry: Air & Rail Transportation

About BNSF Railway

BNSF Railway's current workforce includes over 8,000 former and current military service members. At BNSF, we offer military members numerous opportunities to leverage their training and experience towards an exciting career with one of the country's largest railroads. We offer competitive pay, on-the-job training, career advancement opportunities, health and welfare programs such as medical, dental and vision coverage, along with and retirement benefits which include Railroad Retirement. In addition, those who continue their service in the National Guard or Reserves enjoy military leave and make whole pay. Come get your career on track with BNSF Railway!

STATUS: Military Friendly®

Military Friendly Ratings

We rate how Military Friendly® an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The ratings below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly®.

Hiring & Onboarding

Opportunity & Advancement

Culture & Commitment

Support & Retention

Policies & Compliance

Recruiting & Sourcing

Why Work at the Company?

BNSF recognizes the talent associated with U.S. military service. Those with military experience are mission focused, highly skilled, motivated, and posses unique experiences and technical knowledge. The military candidate embodies the core competencies essential at BNSF: leadership, teamwork and the ability to perform safely in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Ratings

Top Jobs

plaeholder-teamDiesel Engine Specialists

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul trucks, buses, and all types of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile diesel engines.

plaeholder-teamElectricians

Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.

plaeholder-teamFirst-line Supervisors: Construction & Trade Workers

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.

plaeholder-teamFirst-line Supervisors: Mechanics, Installers & Repairers

Supervise and coordinate the activities of mechanics, installers, and repairers.

plaeholder-teamFirst-line Supervisors: Transportation, Material-Moving & Vehicle Operators

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators and helpers.

plaeholder-teamOperations Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of companies or public and private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services. Includes owners and managers who head small business establishments whose duties are primarily managerial.

plaeholder-teamCDL Drivers & Operators

Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 GVW, to transport and deliver goods, livestock, or materials in liquid, loose, or packaged form. May be required to unload truck. May require use of automated routing equipment. Requires commercial drivers' license.

plaeholder-teamRail Maintenance Technicians

Lay, repair, and maintain track for standard or narrow-gauge railroad equipment used in regular railroad service or in plant yards, quarries, sand and gravel pits, and mines. Includes ballast cleaning machine operators and road bed tamping machine operators.

plaeholder-teamTelecommunications Line Technicians

String and repair telephone and television cable, including fiber optics and other equipment for transmitting messages or television programming.

plaeholder-teamWelders

Use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand soldering, or brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

Top Degrees

Air Traffic Controller

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to air-traffic management and control, usually with additional training at the FAA Flight Control Center in a cooperative education program. Includes instruction in flight control, the use of radar and electronic scanning devices, plotting of flights, radio communication, interpretation of weather conditions affecting flights, flight instrumentation used by pilots, and maintenance of flight-control center or control-tower log books.

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles. Includes instruction in brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmissions and drive trains, and heating and air condition systems.

Building/Construction Site Management/Manager

A program that prepares individuals to supervise, manage, and inspect construction sites, buildings, and associated facilities. Includes instruction in site safety, personnel supervision, labor relations, diversity training, construction documentation, scheduling, resource and cost control, bid strategies, rework prevention, construction insurance and bonding, accident management and investigation, applicable law and regulations, and communication skills.

Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to operate and maintain a variety of heavy equipment, such as a crawler tractors, motor graders and scrapers, shovels, rigging devices, hoists, and jacks. Includes instruction in digging, ditching, sloping, stripping, grading, and backfiling, clearing and excavating.

Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain diesel engines in vehicles such as automobiles, buses, ships, trucks, railroad locomotives, and construction equipment; as well as stationary diesel engines in electrical generators and related equipment.

Electrician

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to install, operate, maintain, and repair electric apparatus and systems such as residential, commercial, and industrial electric-power wiring; and DC and AC motors, controls, and electrical distribution panels. Includes instruction in the principles of electronics and electrical systems, wiring, power transmission, safety, industrial and household appliances, job estimation, electrical testing and inspection, and applicable codes and standards.

Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter

A program that prepares individuals to design, install, and test industrial and commercial piping systems and automatic fire and exposure protection systems. Includes instruction in water systems, steam systems, heating and cooling systems, lubricating systems, piping materials, installation tools operation and maintenance, valve installation and repair, technical mathematics, blueprint interpretation, and applicable codes and standards.

Plumbing Technology/Plumber

A program that prepares individuals to practice as licensed plumbers by applying technical knowledge and skills to lay out, assemble, install, and maintain piping fixtures and systems for steam, natural gas, oil, hot water, heating, cooling, drainage, lubricating, sprinkling, and industrial processing systems in home and business environments. Includes instruction in source determination, water distribution, waster removal, pressure adjustment, basic physics, technical mathematics, blueprint reading, pipe installation, pumps, welding and soldering, plumbing inspection, and applicable codes and standards.

Railroad and Railway Transportation

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the operation of railroads and other aspects of the railway industry, including railroad and railyard service. Includes instruction in railway culture, operating skills, General Code of Operation rules, conductor service, signal systems, switching, transportation of hazardous materials, safety, and railway telecommunications systems.

Traffic, Customs, and Transportation Clerk/Technician

A program that prepares individuals to perform duties associated with managing revenue-based customs, traffic, or transportation services, such as control of domestic and international traffic, toll roads and waterways, and to assist in the dispatch and control of fleet-based traffic for businesses and public services. Includes instruction in record-keeping; preparation of customs and transportation documentation; operation of communications equipment; basic transportation operations management; tariffs, rates and fares; revenue collection and change-making; and interpretation of customs or transportation regulations and related legislation, policies, and procedures.

Welding Technology

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to join or cut metal surfaces. Includes instruction in arc welding, resistance welding, brazing and soldering, cutting, high-energy beam welding and cutting, solid state welding, ferrous and non-ferrous materials, oxidation-reduction reactions, welding metallurgy, welding processes and heat treating, structural design, safety, and applicable codes and standards.

Top Metro Areas

FORT WORTH, TX

KANSAS CITY, MO

ALLIANCE, NE

SEATTLE, WA