Transportation Manager - Operations Management Training Program

Date:  Sep 12, 2023

Omaha, NE, US, 68000

Reference Number:  638 
Department: Transportation
Closing Date: 05/31/2024

If you wish to solicit an employee referral for this position, please ensure the employee submits the referral prior to submitting your application.


This posting is for students who are currently attending a university or who have graduated from a university within a year and a half from May 2024. Applications for the Operations Management Training Program are accepted once every six months.


Classroom training will be based out of Omaha, NE. However, once training is complete, successful candidates will be assigned and relocated to a work location specific to training and business needs throughout our 23 state network. 



We are seeking results-oriented and dedicated individuals to lead our organization into the future! As a Transportation Manager in the Operations Management Training (OMT) program, you will gain experience in transportation operations and the skills to lead a team! Once training is complete, you will be assigned to a work location where you will lead crews and handle safe, timely transportation of freight trains. We are powered by our people, will you join our team?

The OMT program offers a class approximately each quarter. Transportation OMT's have approximately 5 months of on-the-job training combined with formal classroom and technical instruction.

Salary Information: Starting salary: $85,000

At assignment: $100,000

Based on skills and experience. Assignment made upon completion of the training program.

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


  • Run the safety plan for an assigned territory 
  • Lead the terminal transportation plan to ensure business objectives are met on time and within budget 
  • Handle train service expenses within assigned budgetary limits, including workforce management 
  • Coordinate and plan daily activities with various internal departments to ensure fluidity 
  • Interact with executives and other leadership on a regular basis to address critical business needs 
  • Coach, develop and train employees 
  • Implement corrective action plans as needed 
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

Qualifications - Required

  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Valid driver's license
  • A Bachelor's degree or will you have a bachelor's degree within the next 12 months
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills to deliver information to co-worker(s) and supervisor(s)
  • Proficient problem solving skills
  • Proficient analytical skills

Qualifications - Preferred

  • Experience in an operations or safety sensitive position such as industrial operations, heavy machinery, transportation, manufacturing, railroad, farming, or military
  • Experience working outdoors in variable weather conditions (consider professional, personal and volunteer experience)
  • Experience in a leadership role

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to detect and interpret different visual color signals and displays, and identify and determine the speed of moving objects at near or far distances 
  • Must have normal color vision

Work Conditions

  • Must be willing to relocate
  • Job assignments will include working 12 hour shifts, nights, weekends, holidays and on call
  • Willingness to practice safe work habits
  • Agree to wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats and hearing protection where the company requires
  • In the past 36 months, and in connection with the operating of a motor vehicle, you must not have had any of the following: (1) the suspension, revocation, cancellation, or denial of your driver's license in an incident involving drugs or alcohol; (2) your participation in diversion or probation, or a guilty plea, in a drug or alcohol-related driving incident; OR (3) you refused to take a drug or alcohol test
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Must not have interviewed for this position within the last two years
  • Authorized to work in the United States without 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) with 100% match up to 6%, plus additional automatic 3% (contribute 6% and UP will contribute 9% [6% + 3%])
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 40% match up to 5% (contribute 5% and UP will contribute 2%)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance, company-paid disability, life, and AD&D insurance
  • Health Savings Account (with company contribution) Dependent Care Savings Account and Transportation Spending Account
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance Programs
  • Adoption/Surrogacy Assistance, paid Maternity and Parental Leave
  • Competitive compensation including eligibility for annual merit, bonus, and equity programs dependent on job level and personal and company performance

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.