Tim Smitha, Diesel Electrician
"If you think about all of the rocks, construction materials, lumber and chemicals and everything that goes into what we do... we really are building America."
Office: Little Rock
Military Branch: Navy
Joined Union Pacific in 1994
I found Union Pacific after getting electronics training in the Navy. And like the Navy, I really enjoy coming to work knowing my day will be different than yesterday. If you want something interesting or challenging, you can find it at Union Pacific. I really enjoy using my mind and love that my job puts me in charge of making sure diesel locomotives in need of repair get back out on the rails. I always look for the rewarding aspect of my job—and get a rush out of solving things like electrical issues fast. I think my approach is “old-fashioned,” giving a day’s work for a day’s wage. I really like supporting my family that way.