Track Laborer-SemiTruck Driver

Union Pacific
June 14, 2022
Watsonville, CA
Job Type



Join our team of track laborers with a record of building and repairing track for Union Pacific for more than 150 years! As a Track Laborer - Semi Truck Driver, you'll deliver materials to designated locations. You'll also you'll perform the maintenance, repairs and installations vital to the safe and efficient movement of trains to serve customers throughout North America! We are powered by our people, will you join our team?

Required Certifications:

This position requires a CDL upon hire. 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)

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.


Drive company vehicles, including semi-trucks that have a crane, and vehicles that are six tons or more in weight
Perform track maintenance, repair, and installation, including maintaining track bed, removing and replacing ballast
Observe the condition of the tracks (including beds and right-of-way) for problems or defects
Remove and replace rails, rail anchors, spikes, ballast, ties and other parts as needed
Drive spikes into ties with a spike maul and pull spikes with a claw bar
Lift rails using the manual track jack
Handle, help unload and move track materials and equipment from rail cars, carts or trucks
Work with equipment; dig holes and trenches, etc.
Maintain track beds by cutting vegetation and brush when needed, and sweeping, picking and digging dust or snow from movable track parts
Understand and follow company and industry safety rules, practices and procedures
Drive company vehicles as the need arises
Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and effectively resolve situations that arise
Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Perform other duties as assigned


Required 1 year(s) experience driving a semi-truck or truck that is six tons or more in weight
Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class A or Class B
Proficient verbal and written communication skills to deliver information to coworker(s) and supervisor(s)
Experience reading and understanding instructions (examples may include: operating and safety rules, bulletins, special instructions, and federal regulatory documents)
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

Preferred Experience operating a truck that uses a crane
Experience working in a construction-type setting (consider professional, personal, and volunteer experience)
Experience working outdoors in variable weather conditions (consider professional, personal, and volunteer experience)
Experience operating heavy equipment such as construction, farm, etc. (consider professional, personal, and volunteer experience)
Experience welding or a welding certificate (consider professional, personal, and volunteer experience)
1 year experience in Railroad Maintenance of Way work

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