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Intern Program Brings Field Operations to the Office

Posted June 26, 2017 12:12 AM CDT

Union Pacific interns learn how the company is leveraging drone technology. 

College-age students from around the nation experienced a traffic simulation of North Platte, Nebraska’s Bailey Yard, what it’s like to have your boots on the ballast at a Conductor Simulator and how 3-D printing and drones can benefit the railroad.

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Girls of Steel Earn Railroad Scouting Patch

Jun. 12, 2017 01:48 PM CST

While many students are spending their first days of summer vacation at the pool, 19 Omaha, Nebraska, Girl Scouts went to work at Union Pacific as “Girls of Steel.” It was an opportunity to see the endless career possibilities the railroad offers and discover how goods they use every day make it to their favorite stores.

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Diesel Electrician Applies Military Experience to Locomotives

Jun. 5, 2017 08:32 AM CST

Arturo Cantu spent four years stationed in El Toro, California, as a corporal in the United States Marine Corps, working as a generator mechanic. When he got out of the military in 1999, he searched for a civilian job that aligned with his skill set and came upon a job fair at the Department of Veterans Affairs. That’s where he learned about careers at Union Pacific.

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Head Coach by Day, Trainman by Night

May. 19, 2017 08:15 AM CST

Jeff Barner has always been passionate about coaching. It’s why he studied education at Wayne State College. And what led him to a career as a train crew employee in North Platte 20 years ago.

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Security Guard Trades Badge for Railroad Safety Gear

May. 4, 2017 12:00 PM CST

After working near the railroad day-in and day-out as a security guard right out of high school, it didn’t take long for Lasean Edwards to decide he wanted a job at Union Pacific.

Edwards spent two years as a contract security officer at Union Pacific’s Chicago properties, before being hired as a tie-down clerk, where he installed container connectors on intermodal trains.

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