Welder Helper

Assist the welder in the operation of any welding device used in the performance of repairing, tempering and cutting rails, frogs and switches, and such other required welding.
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.
  • Motor Vehicle 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). This includes commercial and personal vehicles. No more than one moving violation conviction in the past three years. No DUI/DWI/Refusal convictions in the past three years. No more than one DOT reportable accident in past three years.
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). For more information about FMCSA physical qualifications for drivers click here. 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.

Internal Only Comments
  • Work variable hours in an outdoor environment.

Qualifications Required
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Candidates receiving a job offer must either have a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or obtain a CDL within the first 60 days of employment.
  • Applicants receiving a conditional job offer must pass a color vision assessment to ensure that they are able to perform the essential functions of the job by adequately discerning different colors.
  • Ability to perform heavy physical labor.
  • Applicants with basic hand and power tool training or experience.
  • Applicants must be able to read and comprehend blueprints
  • Applicants receiving a conditional job offer must be able to pass a color vision assessment to ensure that they are able to perform the essential functions of the job by adequately discerning different colors.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend regulations and instructions as well as possess good verbal communication skills.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and effectively handle conflict situations.
  • Travel will be required. Must be willing to travel 95-100% of the time
  • Ability to speak English in a clear, concise manner in order to communicate with coworker(s) and supervisor(s).
  • Authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
  • Work at various heights. Will be working 12 Ft or more above the ground
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Candidates for this position must pass a pre-employment test in English before being allowed to interview. The number of candidates who pass the test and are granted an interview is based upon hiring needs. If you have taken this test for any of the jobs listed here and failed within the last six months, you will not be eligible to apply for this position. Click here to see a sample of the Workplace Practices Test.
  • Candidates must qualify on a Physical Ability Test (PAT) prior to employment. Click here for a description of the Physical Abilities Test

  • Welding experience
  • Previous construction experience and/or experience operating construction equipment.
  • Valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
Physical Requirements
Work Conditions
  • The use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats, and hearing protection where the company requires.
  • The pay rate for this position is set by the union agreement and cannot be individually negotiated.
  • Must be willing and able to work around large equipment such as railcars, locomotives and cranes.
  • Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Must practice safe work habits to prevent on the job accidents and injuries. Must utilize all protective equipment assigned.
  • Compliance with the applicable attendance policy is an essential function of this position.
  • Outside work is required regardless of weather conditions.
  • Must have zero work related safety violations in the past two years.
  • Union Pacific operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will be required to work various shifts, overtime, holidays and weekends.
  • To the extent required by federal law and/or collective bargaining agreement, membership to the respective labor union is required. The union agreement dictates the pay rate and cannot be individually negotiated. Monthly dues are the responsibility of the employee.

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On a post-offer basis, Union Pacific and or its subsidiaries will conduct an investigation into newly hired or transferred employees regarding their past employment, state and federal criminal history, military history, driving history, education, professional license or certification verification if job-related, Social Security number, prior drug history, and other job-related information. Individuals must pass a background investigation for employment. Please

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