Mission: The men and women of Union Pacific are dedicated to serve. Union Pacific works for the good of our customers, shareholders, communities and one another. Our commitment defines us and drives the economic strength of our company and our country.
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Have you heard? We're hiring! We have several positions available, of all skill sets and experience levels throughout our system. Click on the link to view a map of our current opportunities and apply today.
Want to work on our locomotives? We're hiring Diesel Electricians to inspect, repair and maintain the electrical components on our diesel electric locomotives.
Current locations include:
- North Little Rock, Arkansas
- Pine Bluff, Arkansas
- Bloomington, California
- Los Angeles, California
- Roseville, California
- Dolton, Illinois
- Melrose Park, Illinois ($15,000 hiring incentive)
- Maringouin, Louisiana
- Kansas City, Missouri
- North Platte, Nebraska ($25,000 hiring incentive)
- South Morrill, Nebraska
- Albina, Oregon
- Hinkle, Oregon ($25,000 hiring incentive)
- Fort Worth, Texas
- Houston, Texas
- Salt Lake City, Utah
- Butler, Wisconsin ($25,000 hiring incentive)
Know of someone who would make a great fit? Send them our way! Click on the link to apply.
At Union Pacific, we're building America. It's what we've done for more than 150 years. And it's what we'll continue to do for generations. What does that mean for you? It means that when you join Union Pacific, you're joining a company that isn't sitting still, and never has.
It also means you're joining much more than a railroad. We're a telecommunications company. We're a logistics company. We're a technology leader. We're a part of every industry in the country, and we make it possible for companies from coast to coast to keep costs down, improve efficiencies and focus on what they do best.
Our people are encouraged, supported and expected to do great things. After all, for more than 150 years, that's exactly what we've done. If you want to implement a new system, take your career in a new direction or learn a new skill, you will have the opportunity here.
When we say you will be supported, we mean away from work as well. We have a generous benefits package and flexible options that let you focus on what's important to you.
As we prepare for 150 more years of success, we're turning to you to help make it happen. To help keep us on the cutting edge. To help keep all of our customers satisfied. To share in our success.
Why should you join Union Pacific? Because you will do more than build a career, build a railroad or build skills. You will help build America.
What is the culture of Union Pacific? For one thing, we don't stand still. We're always advancing our service, our safety, our technology and the careers of our employees. You see, we take continuous improvement seriously, and everyone here has the tools to make it a real part of everything they do.
Here are some of the principles that guide us down the line:
Continuous improvement is the foundation of The UP Way, and it:
Safety is very important at UP – from the safety of our train crews to the safety of everyone who drives or walks across a train crossing. We're always looking for innovative approaches to enhance the safety and security of our people, our communities and our customers.
We make sure our workforce represents the country that we serve. That's one reason we have several Employee Resource Groups across the company. They allow the diverse experiences, capabilities and viewpoints of all employees at all levels to be a part of our success.
At Union Pacific, our interest in your health goes far beyond keeping track of your sick days. We encourage you to make healthy decisions every day, at every stage of your life.
That's why we offer assessments and resources, incentives for making good choices and regular events to focus on health. We offer programs throughout the company to help you sleep better, quit smoking and manage stress. You will learn ways to reduce your personal risk for these problems. Also, our employees who work outside of Omaha have access to a wide company-paid network of fitness centers.
We're also actively involved in the community through our support of the United Way, JDRF, Big Brothers, the Pancreas Cancer Prevention Walk and the Heart Walk. You can learn more about our involvement in the community at the UP Foundation.
As a FORTUNE 150 company, we take pride in achieving our success by being an ethical organization. As a company and as individuals, we strive to always do the right thing.
We're always working on ways to increase fuel efficiency, reduce energy consumption and recycle used materials – keeping our communities clean. On a single gallon of diesel fuel, we can carry as much freight as 300 trucks on the highway and move one ton of freight nearly 500 miles. We passionately commit ourselves to the environment – while operating ethically and with proper oversight.
What do we mean by stability? For starters, we've weathered every economic up and down in the last 150 years. Railroads are essential to the overall economy. And, because we work with so many diverse customers, if one segment of the business world is down, or one region of the country is slumping, we have customers in another that's thriving. We're there to fuel the success and help power their growth.
Some of the industries we serve:
Union Pacific is the leading transportation services provider to and from the United States/Mexico border, moving roughly two-thirds of the rail freight. We operate all six major border crossing points.
Stability also means we're always looking forward. That's why, since 2000, we've invested more than $31 billion into our network and operations. This includes building the nation's infrastructure and enhancing our ability to provide safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible freight transportation.
That's what stability means. And that's what it means to be a part of Union Pacific.
The men and women of Union Pacific literally connect America's communities, transporting the raw materials and finished goods that keep our economy and our country moving. But collectively, this diverse workforce does much more than that.
We are also actively engaged in helping to strengthen the very fabric of the communities we serve. In addition to millions of dollars in wages and taxes, Union Pacific also provides generous charitable grants to thousands of communities nationwide, enriching the lives of millions of Americans.
Since 1959, the philanthropic Union Pacific Foundation has distributed funds for cultural, community and educational programs, as well as for human services, in cities and towns where our employees live and work.
The foundation helps promote the organizational effectiveness of nonprofit organizations to strengthen their reach, impact and efficiency in the communities they serve.
Programs such as these reaffirm our belief that the better Union Pacific serves not only our customers, employees and shareholders, but also our fellow community members, the more we can build our nation’s economic strength.
And that is in everyone's best interest.
You will find our trains operating on more than 32,000 route miles of track across the western two-thirds of the United States. From our headquarters, we connect and support the country's largest population centers. You will find us in 23 states, and in every major port on the West and Gulf Coasts.Working in Omaha
Located in the heart of the midwest, Omaha, Nebraska is a vibrant setting – home to over 800,000 friendly citizens. It's also home to our headquarters, Union Pacific Center, and boasts nearly $2 billion in recent construction projects. Omaha is a city that knows how to work and how to play. You will find more golf courses and restaurants per capita than any other city its size, as well as a thriving music scene. It's also home to the annual College World Series and played host to the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Olympic Swim Trials.
As a transportation hub, Omaha is home to five Fortune 500 companies, and is consistently ranked as one of the best places to work and live by Places Rated Almanac. In 2011, Kiplinger ranked Omaha the No. 1 city to raise kids in as well as the No. 1 best value city in the U.S. Omaha was also named one of the 10 best cities for college graduates by Kiplinger.
Learn more about what Omaha has to offer – including attractions, events and what it's like to live there – at VisitOmaha.com.Union Pacific Center
Our corporate headquarters, Union Pacific Center, is the largest single-corporation office building in the state. The modern, 19-story glass-and-steel structure includes a dining facility, state-of-the-art fitness center, health clinic and a host of other amenities. Also, the Union Pacific Child Development Center is just a few blocks away.
You've got proven leadership skills, early career management skills, adaptability, comfort with working in challenging environments and a performance-oriented work ethic. You're the perfect fit for us and here is why we are the perfect fit for you.We've helped thousands of servicemen and servicewomen make the transition to civilian life and we can help you as well. Today, over 20 percent of our company's employees have military experience, with some still active in the National Guard or Reserves.Our recruiters are connected with most military transition and education offices, actively participate in career fairs, information sessions and employer panels and serve on local military committees and boards.Check us out at an upcoming military event.
Military Transition Event
Connecting our Veterans – UP VETS
Hiring Process/Application Advice
We encourage military personnel to apply at Union Pacific within three months of your separation date – include your separation date or the day that you can start work on your application.Applying at Union Pacific is very different from applying for a job with a military contractor. Please avoid using military acronyms or jargon. Write clearly and tailor your resume to the position for which you are applying. Highlight the training and experience you have that directly relates to the open position.After you submit your application, you can check your status online. If you are invited to interview, your status will be updated to "Invite to Hiring Session."You might consider applying for more than one position. As the largest railroad in North America, we frequently have similar positions open all over the country.
Partnerships & Awards
Union Pacific proudly partners with military organizations throughout the country to connect with transitioning military personnel. We are frequently recognized for our commitment to hiring military veterans.
I have been working at Union Pacific full-time (More than 10 years)
Challenging work, professional growth opportunities, held accountable and rewarded when perform;
Very competitive Benefits package
Fields operations jobs can have long or unpredictable hours, however these roles are well compensated
Advice to Management
Continue successful "The How Matters" focus, reinforcing the standard that Honesty, Fairness, Integrity and Respect are just as important as Results
I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Union Pacific (Roseville, CA) in August 2017.
It is straight forward interview. It's tailored to you specifically mostly. They asked a lot of questions concerning safety. They very big on it. Most questions are about that. They ask questions about judgements and decisions. Ask how you will handle balancing railroad and life.