Bridge & Building Welder- Berkeley, IL

Date:  Sep 19, 2023


Reference Number:  796 
Department: Engineering 
Closing Date:  Apply early as this job may be filled at any time.
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Those in this position will be required to assist in the repair/maintenance of existing and new bridge construction.

Required Certifications: For this position, you will be required to become a Union Pacific certified driver during your probationary period. To become certified, you must meet the following Motor Vehicle and Medical Requirements:

1. Must be a minimum of 21 years of age

2. Have valid driver's license

3. Have an acceptable driving record per your Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) 4. You may also be required to obtain your Commercial Driver's License (CDL) if you will be operating a vehicle(s) with a GVWR of 26,000 lbs or greater. If this is required, you will need to obtain your CDL during your probationary period.

Medical Requirements:Must meet the medical requirements (also called physical qualifications) for commercial motor vehicle drivers as specified by the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The FMCSA physical qualifications for drivers can be found on the FMCSA homepage. Health and Medical Services at Union Pacific Railroad will make the final determination on whether or not an individual meets the FMCSA medical qualifications, and may add additional medical requirements to assure the person can safety perform job tasks, with or without accommodation.   


  • Other duties when not welding may include painting, framing and installation of bridge timbers; pile driving; masonry repairs to bridges (including concrete form construction and lay out and pouring and finishing concrete); and miscellaneous work related to construction and repair of culverts, timbe 
  • Specific duties include welding and cutting on all steel components of the structures and driving and operating boom trucks including boom operations 
  • Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) 

Qualifications - Required

  • Valid driver's license
  • Valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within probationary period
  • Experience in welding; Must be able to weld in the flat, vertical, and overhead positions. Applicants must be certified, or obtain certification within 45 days of hire, in SMAW Plate Welding per AWS D1.5 for 1/2"" plate
  • Able to read and comprehend blueprints and welding symbols
  • Able to read and comprehend regulations and instructions as well as possess good verbal communication skills

Qualifications - Preferred

Physical Requirements

Work Conditions


What we offer:

  • A strengths-based, engagement-focused, and performance-oriented culture
  • Ongoing learning, development, and Educational Assistance (including little to no out-of-pocket cost for online and in-person courses at the University of Nebraska at Omaha)
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 40% match up to 5% (contribute 5% and UP will contribute 2%)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance, which are collectively bargained for through union membership
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance Programs

Inclusion Statement

Union Pacific’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is based on our desire to create an environment where people can be their best, personally and professionally. Our employees are unique individuals. Our diverse perspectives come from many sources including gender, race, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status.

As America's railroad, Union Pacific has an innate responsibility to speak out against all forms of discrimination while creating an environment where all can see themselves belonging and succeeding.