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Transportation Manager

Keeping more than 3,000 trains moving safely and on time on our 32,000 miles of track takes careful planning and on-the-spot problem solving.

As a manager in the OMT program, you will:

  • Gain experience and competence in railroad operations
  • Develop first-line management skills to lead a diverse group of skilled craftsmen
  • Receive extensive on-the-job and classroom training

This is an exceptional first-line management opportunity with significant growth potential. Union Pacific operates a dynamic 24/7/365 operation focused on safety and customer service. This position will require you to work long hours in all weather conditions, weekends, holidays and on-call. Successful candidates will embrace the fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment and experience a fulfilling, lifelong career with Union Pacific Railroad.


We're looking for college graduates (for transportation we look for various degrees) who thrive in a fast-paced, demanding environment. We need critical thinkers with strong analytical and communication skills who have the confidence to lead a diverse employee workforce. Candidates will be required to take an operating management test.

Union Pacific's Operations Management Training program offers 4 classes each year - January, April, July and September.


Starting salary: $67,900 - 75,000*
At 6 Months: $3,500 increase**
At Assignment: $78,500 - 84,800*

*Based on skills, experience and geographical location. Assignment made upon completion of the training program.

**Salary increase may vary based on performance, training and assignment schedule.


As an OMT, you will have 8 months of on-the-job training combined with formal classroom instruction. Here you will learn everything you will need to build your foundation for a career with significant advancement potential. Your training will begin at our Omaha, Nebraska, headquarters and continue in a field assignment.

Your education will carry on long after you have left the formal training phase of the Operations Management program. Our employees are constantly challenged to learn new technologies and new ways of thinking. Union Pacific encourages employees to continually learn by providing internal training programs and educational assistance benefits.

Potential Career Path:

Operations Management Training Program (OMT) Career Path 


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