Work Equip Mech-Field (MofW) - Fort Worth, TX

Date:  Jun 18, 2024

FT WORTH, TX, US, 76107

Reference Number:  1516 
Department: Engineering 
Closing Date:  Apply early as this job may be filled at any time.
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Join our team of Work Equipment Mechanic! These employees maintain and repair tools, equipment, and machines for our engineering department. You'll work with several types of equipment to help ensure Union Pacific can continue to safely and efficiently transport goods to 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. 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 safely perform job tasks, with or without accommodation.    


  • Work with and inspect tools, roadway machines, vehicles, and equipment 
  • Perform maintenance and repair; troubleshoot malfunctions 
  • Plan, organize, and track information; coordinate the work of others 
  • Coordinate with others orally or in writing; work with information in print or on a computer 
  • Understand and follow company and industry safety rules, practices, and procedures 
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and effectively handle controversy 
  • Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) 
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications - Required

  • Applicants must have reached the age of 21 or above.
  • Computer literate and have basic keyboarding computer skills
  • Valid driver's license
  • Able to understand and apply safety rules, practice safe work habits, identify safety risks and avoid potentially risky behaviors and situations
  • Experience with large motor generators, high-voltage circuitry, electronics and/or electro-mechanical systems.
  • Must have the following: 4 years of verifiable experience as a diesel mechanic or gas automotive/heavy equipment mechanic OR must possess a Journeyman's Mechanic's card
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills to deliver information to coworker(s) and supervisor(s)
  • Able to perform basic arithmetic operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and conversion of fractions into decimals and decimals into fractions to solve practical problems. In addition, applicants must be able to extract relevant information from tables, charts, graphs, and text
  • Able to provide own set of mechanics' tools if hired
  • Able to read and understand schematic drawings of electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems
  • Able to use both high precision (for example, calipers, electronic scales) and low precision (for example, tape measures, hand levels) instruments to get accurate measurements
  • In order 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

Physical Requirements

  • To be eligible for employment, candidates are required to successfully pass a Physical Ability Test (PAT). Please note that this test is distinct from the medical examination. For further information, please consult the FAQs on
  • Visual Ability: Normal color vision is essential. The ability to discern and interpret various visual color signals and displays.  Proficiency in identifying and determining the speed of moving objects at both near and far distances.
  • Standing or Sitting: Capable of remaining standing or sitting for more than half of each workday, with opportunities to adjust positions periodically for comfort.
  • Lifting and Carrying:  Must demonstrate the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull objects weighing between 50 lbs. and 150 lbs.
  • Physically Demanding Tasks: The capacity to perform physically strenuous work continuously. Occasional bending, stooping, and kneeling may be required.
  • Mobility: Frequent walking on a variety of surfaces is necessary. Maintaining balance while performing tasks is essential. Possessing manual dexterity and excellent eye-hand coordination is a must.

Work Conditions

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring company sponsorship.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas