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Do you consider a train whistle a romantic overture? Are you prepared for a life of adventure, whether or not it involves actual travel? Will a 3,500-horsepower engine satisfy your craving for power? If so, you may fit the profile of Team BNSF. Employees of BNSF Railway:  
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 9th, 2003, 10:04am »
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IF they were taking applications for certified engineers I would send mine in  

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« Reply #2 on: Sep 9th, 2003, 11:04pm »
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on Sep 9th, 2003, 10:04am, CN5710 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
IF they were taking applications for certified engineers I would send mine in  

 It is rare that they take engineers off the street or from other RR they like to pull them up from conductors and train them i don't understand that.


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on Sep 10th, 2003, 12:42am, leo_persick wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
 
 What don't you understand? It's all about your seniority. It's only fair to reward people from within the ranks for hard work, and dedication. If you want to be an engineer for the BNSF, hire out as a conductor.    
 
Leo Persick

 
You do have a point i was looking at how other RR will hire engineers right off the street i have never seen BNSF do that.


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« Reply #4 on: Sep 10th, 2003, 11:16am »
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Dave does CN ever hire engineers right off the street i just can't remember.

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« Reply #5 on: Dec 9th, 2003, 2:29pm »
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BNSF is hiring in Lafayette LA deadline Dec 14 at midnight.

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« Reply #6 on: Dec 21st, 2004, 7:42am »
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Greetings,
 
I'm new here Happy Holidays to all!!!!
 
I start with BNSF Jan 10!!! Out of Aurora!!!!! YIPPIE
 
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« Reply #7 on: Dec 27th, 2004, 5:40am »
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No major railroads hire you as engineers immediately (without being an engineer previously).  All make you work as a conductor--usually you have to bid in for engineer training vacancies as your seniority allows.

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on Dec 21st, 2004, 7:42am, IGoDwnTwn wrote:       (Click here for original message)

Greetings,
 
I'm new here Happy Holidays to all!!!!
 
I start with BNSF Jan 10!!! Out of Aurora!!!!! YIPPIE
 
IGO

 
Update: I've had my first week at BNSF...WOW. Alot to this job!!! The best part is that I'm in the classroom or in training most of the winter months. We did go out the the yard friday (10 degrees outside). WE were out there about 6 hours total...with only a lunch break. Got a tour of a few engines and worked with a few rails cars...repairing knuckles and setting hand brakes...checking out the different tyle of switches and how to set them. There's alot to read!! WE got our GCOR, latern, radio, safety vest and gloves the first day of class. Got the CORA book today....!! We had homework every night with a quizz the next morning. If you do the homework and read it over a few times, it will stick. Just have to apply yourself!!! In general...I LOVE IT!!!!!
 
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Remember this thread?...
 
Well, it's me again....a year and a half with BNSF. All is well..making good money with good benefits.  I'm doing some hostling for about a month...wanted a change of pace from switching jobs. Had the thrill to pilot a few of these around the "house". ENJOY!!!


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« Reply #10 on: Jun 7th, 2006, 8:04am »
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Can you provide me with any tips on the interviews, or perhaps a example of your resume that got you hired? My 4 years in the USAF are up in October, I'd like to work for the BNSF.

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« Reply #11 on: Feb 9th, 2007, 11:33am »
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BNSF likes hiring people with military experience.  In your interview, stress how safe & reliable you are.  
 
Right now, the hiring seems to be slowing down a bit & in many places they have been furloughing people this winter.  
 
You may consider going to NARS (National Academy for Railroad Sciences) at Johnson County Community College, which is just outside of Kansas City & is affiliated with BNSF.   In the last La Crosse, WI new hire class, which started this January all four people were NARS graduates.    


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« Reply #12 on: Feb 25th, 2007, 9:32am »
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Hawko,
 
Just wondered if you have heard any more on BNSF job situation and hiring.  Was to start in April but just got an email saying that is pushed off until August now.  They did offer Winslow, and that interests me a lot.  Do you have any way of knowing how the extra board out there is moving, I sure don't want to go all the way out there for training only to be cut off because the extra board is full.  
 
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Hoping to be working soon!


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on Feb 25th, 2007, 9:32am, RogerThornhill wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Hoping to be working soon!

 
North by Northwest:  Cary Grant  as Roger Thornhill  
 
Excellent movie;  have a look at the NYC pax cars:  the sheet metal is almost perfectly straight, not yet warped from age!
 
 


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Yes, we wondered if anyone would get the connection.  Loved the movie and the train sequence.  Also, James Mason as the bad guy.  I could listen to that guys voice for hours, it sounds like everything he says, just floats in mid air like cottonwood seeds!  "Come on Mr. Kaplan, don' t make this more difficult than it has to be".  - "But I'm NOT George Kaplan"

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« Reply #15 on: Feb 28th, 2007, 6:48pm »
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I am sorry that I don't know anything about what is happening in Winslow, Az.  I would ask one of your instructors from NARS if they know anything about Winslow.  I would also try getting a hold of the training coordinator for the Winslow terminal.
 
The NARS folks are a wealth of knowledge, when it comes to general employment questions, BNSF operations and specific BNSF locations.   I am very thankful for the help the NARS people gave me, when I was looking for a job.  
 
Right now, things are slow.  The BNSF is having a Workforce Retention Board.  This board is paying people $500 a week not to work & is allowing to keep health & welfare benefits.  This sure beats the furlough board.
 
Best of Luck & keep plugging


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« Reply #16 on: Mar 7th, 2007, 6:33pm »
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Greetings People and BNSF'ers!!
 
I posted my experiences while in my training about 2 years back. Well, still working with BNSF..Cicero yard in Chicago.  I received a letter about furloughs also. But our yard is pretty busy for the most part....not as full...but busy. WE do transfers for the most part from NS both east and west directions. There is some intermodal but nearly as big as Corwith and Logistic Park yards.
 
I heard that BNSF is starting classes in the are this March and April. Yes, you can still attend NARS but still have to attend BNSF class too repeating everything that you basically learned already.....but free. Two of moy classmates attended NARS and BNSF classes only to learn that attending an openhouse and or applying online could have saved them about 2000 in educational bills.  
 
I'm not knocking NARS as theydo a good job of training and getting an interview as well as looking good on your application. Just watch the BNSF website carefully for openhouses and open positions in your area before hearing for NARS. Mite save you a buck or two.
 
Made more money last year than most of my degree'd friends working in an office enviorment. Other than weather, it was a good decision to go to the railroad. And remember...seniority is everything!!!!!
 
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Finally!
 
« Reply #17 on: Jul 3rd, 2007, 8:12am »
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I got the letter last Friday, I start at the end of the month!  No job was ever posted, so I think maybe they're just taking from the new hire list as they can   It's taken almost a year since NARS but it did work out.  

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Been on the job a month now
 
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Been at it a month now.  Things are going well.  Really HOT!  But very happy.  Worked with DP, 9000 ft trains, had to deal with some really new GE Evolutions that were cantankerous to say the least, RCO, and so forth, lots of interesting things.  Studying in the evenings, and working 6 days.  Some nights, mostly days right now, but that will change when I mark up I know.   People are good, I can heartily recommend it.
 
On our sub, there's going to be a tidal wave of retirements in the next 2 years, so if you're hoping things will open up eventually, hang in there, they have to!  We're gonna next HELP for sure.


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« Reply #19 on: Aug 25th, 2007, 7:46pm »
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Hi everybody as you can see i'm new to this forums, as for the engineers position, the company usually posts job positions on their website but they have an in house postings as well that has priority first before they go out and hire outside, I worked with a few guys in the MOW (engineering dept) here in the Pac northwest. and they are going through training here at the roundhouse starting as train service then after so many years in train service they have the option to go through more training to become an engineer.

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