Track Laborer-Regional Welder- Enid, OK

Date:  Sep 23, 2023

ENID, OK, US, 73000

Reference Number:  740 
Department: Engineering 
Closing Date:  Apply early as this job may be filled at any time.
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Come and be a part of our esteemed team of track laborers who have a rich legacy of constructing and maintaining railroad tracks for Union Pacific for over 150 years! As a Track Laborer - Regional Welder, you will play a vital role in the repair and reconstruction of railway tracks, employing a diverse range of hand tools and specialized equipment. Your efforts will ensure the smooth and secure movement of trains, enabling Union Pacific to efficiently serve its customers across North America. We are powered by our people, will you join our team?

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. Acquire 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 acquire 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 safely perform job tasks, with or without accommodation.    


  • Perform maintenance, repairs, installations, and removal of track components as required
  • Safely handle and move track materials and equipment using loading and unloading devices
  • Regularly inspect the track for problems, defects, and any potential hazards
  • Monitor the right-of-way and passing trains for any signs of shifted loads or spillage
  • Operate equipment proficiently to drive spikes, adjust track bolts, and use pullers to remove spikes
  • Maintain the trackbed by removing and replacing ballast, tamping ballast, and assisting with unloading ballast from ballast cars
  • Foster and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, supervisors, contractors, and customers
  • Effectively handle and resolve any conflicts or controversies that may arise
  • Ensure strict adherence to all safety regulations, operational guidelines, and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) requirements
  • Fulfill any additional responsibilities as assigned by superiors.

Qualifications - Required

  • Applicants must have reached the age of 21 or above.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license.
  • Possession of a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A or Class B, or the ability to acquire one within the probationary period.
  • Demonstrated experience in welding or a valid welding certificate (including professional, personal, and volunteer experience).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively convey information to colleagues and supervisors.
  • Strong ability to read and understand regulations and instructions.
  • To be considered for this position, candidates are required to successfully complete an assessment in English before proceeding to the interview stage.  For more information go to the FAQs on

Qualifications - Preferred

  • Possession of a valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with either Class A or Class B endorsement.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in Railroad Maintenance of Way work.
  • Proficiency in operating heavy equipment, including but not limited to construction and farm machinery. This experience can be gained through professional, personal, or volunteer work.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in construction-type environments, showcasing your ability to handle the demands and challenges of such settings. This experience can be obtained through professional, personal, or volunteer work.
  • Proven track record of working outdoors in various weather conditions, exhibiting resilience and adaptability. This experience can be acquired through professional, personal, or volunteer work.
  • Availability and willingness to work on-call, overtime, and during various shifts, including weekends, holidays, and potentially seven days a week.

Physical Requirements

  • Candidates are required to successfully pass a Physical Ability Test (PAT) before being considered for employment.  This is separate from the medical exam.  For more information go to the FAQs on
  • Physically Demanding Tasks: Must have the capacity to engage in physically demanding tasks, including occasional bending, stooping, and kneeling.
  • Lifting and Carrying: Must be able to occasionally lift and carry items weighing up to 65 lbs, as well as push and pull objects up to 119 lbs.
  • Standing: Must be capable of standing for extended periods during the workday, with the flexibility to change positions periodically for comfort.
  • Walking: Safely walk and maintain balance on uneven surfaces.
  • Climbing: Must be able to climb ladders to access truck storage as necessary.

Work Conditions

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring company sponsorship.
  • Must comply with the company's policy of wearing personal protective equipment, including safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats, and hearing protection, as required.
  • Must have reliable transportation arrangements.
  • Must be comfortable and capable of working around large equipment such as railcars, locomotives, and cranes.
  • Work takes place in various rural and remote geographic areas.
  • Some travel may be required as part of the job.
  • The nature of work may vary seasonally based on weather, business conditions, or seniority.
  • Apply only if you are willing to live and work in the specified locations.
  • Must demonstrate a willingness to consistently practice safe work habits.


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.