UP Career Corner

2016 Archive

Railroads Over Rockets: Family Pride Leads Manager to Union Pacific

Nov. 30, 2016 09:30 AM CDT

Nick Mayorga always has looked up to his dad, a third generation Union Pacific locomotive engineer.

Read More

For Eighth Generation Railroader, Union Pacific is the Right Fit

Oct. 31, 2016 08:53 AM CDT

When Leia Durrant joined Union Pacific, her grandmother Mable gave her a lantern. It was hers from when she worked for the railroad as an operator in 1948, handing engineers messages on a train order hoop as they rolled by – a job that led to meeting her husband, Leia’s grandfather Bud, who was a roadmaster.

Read More

Journeyman Electrician Finds Home at Union Pacific

Oct. 20, 2016 09:00 AM CDT

Scott Casey knows the electrical industry. He grew up watching his father, uncles and grandfather – all electricians – deal with the industry’s fluctuating demands, often working job-to-job. For 30 years, Casey lived as a commercial electrician working on big projects like the Methodist Women’s Hospital and TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.

Read More

Variety of Technology Lures Programmer to Union Pacific

Sep. 29, 2016 08:55 AM CDT

Valerie Sedlacek was destined to work in technology. She’s been exposed to it her entire life, with both parents working as programmers. So, it came as no surprise when she followed in their footsteps, earning a degree in computer science from University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Read More

Railroad Experience Aids Veteran in Combat

Sep. 7, 2016 03:00 PM CDT

Nate Westover’s job at Union Pacific involves a lot of logistics working with suppliers as a senior manager of Strategic Sourcing. As a U.S. Army Reservist, Westover’s latest combat mission to Iraq also involved logistics, and leadership – earning him a Bronze Star for meritorious service in a combat zone.

Read More

Three Advantages of Joining Union Pacific's Talent Community

Aug. 26, 2016 02:00 PM CDT

Say you’re a forward-thinking college student who just began fall semester, but is already looking to line up an internship later in the school year. You’re going to a career fair on campus this fall that Union Pacific recruiters are attending. Chances are, you’ll be encouraged to join Union Pacific’s Talent Community ahead of time.

Read More

Five Resume Writing Tips for Military Veterans

Aug. 5, 2016 09:00 AM CDT

You’ve served your country. Now, you’re looking to transition from your military career to a civilian career. But, where do you start? And, how do you take your military experience and apply it to a civilian career?

Read More

Mechanical Maintenance Manager Takes ‘Building America’ To Heart

Jul. 22, 2016 08:00 AM CDT

As a child, Kosay Abu-Ghaban remembers playing with toy trains and marveling at the power of locomotives.

Read More

For Salt Lake City Machinist, Railroading Is a Family

Jun. 28, 2016 03:00 PM CDT

Union Pacific machinist Alia Eden has never been afraid of rolling up her sleeves to get something done.

Read More

Five Military Lessons That Apply to a Career at Union Pacific

Jun. 21, 2016 12:00 PM CDT

Ask any veteran, and they’ll tell you one of their greatest challenges in transitioning to a civilian career is translating and applying their military skills to a civilian job since military jargon is so different than civilian language.

Read More

Career Profile: Technical Trainer Applies Real-Life Railroad Experience in Classroom

Jun. 14, 2016 09:00 AM CDT

You could say railroading is in Alexis Howle's blood. The daughter of a Union Pacific locomotive engineer, she followed in her father's footsteps and became an engineer herself. Now, she applies that experience in the classroom as a technical training instructor.

Read More

Beyond the Textbooks: Rail Yard Operations Come to Life

May. 27, 2016 08:00 AM CDT

Students can study railroad operations, write papers, test and present on it, but hours of classroom curriculum only goes so far.

Read More

Veterans Find Perfect Fit at Union Pacific Railroad

May. 9, 2016 02:00 PM CDT

There are an estimated 22 million veterans whose service ranges from World War II, Vietnam, the Gulf War and the intervening peacetime operations, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. More than three quarters served during a war or conflict.

Read More

Career Profile: Applying Engineering in the Field, Learning the Business from the Ground Level

May. 4, 2016 02:00 PM CDT

Grace Butts grew up around engineers. Her father and several members of her family are engineers. With math and science among her favorite subjects in school — and a nudge from her family — she was destined to become an engineer, too.

Read More

Student Conference Emphasizes Non-Technical Side of Engineering

Apr. 21, 2016 02:00 PM CDT

When students contemplate the discipline of engineering, few consider the non-technical skills – working as a team, collaborating and presenting ideas and concepts.

Read More

Career Profile: From West Point to Union Pacific, Ruben Lopez's 23 Years On The 'Career Jungle Gym'

Mar. 21, 2016 03:00 PM CDT

In his 23 years with Union Pacific, Ruben Lopez has held 11 positions and moved nine times. He says Union Pacific doesn't have a career ladder - it's more like a career jungle gym.

Read More

Career Profile: High School Intern Tries On Careers, Not Prom Dresses

Mar. 14, 2016 03:00 PM CDT

Rather than going to the mall to try on prom dresses, 18-year-old Celeste Ramirez spends her weekends at Union Pacific Center trying to find the perfect career.

Read More

Career Profile: Study Abroad Opportunity Inspires Career in Railroading

Mar. 8, 2016 12:00 PM CDT

Tom Bartlett never would have considered a career in the railroad industry had it not been for a study abroad opportunity in Finland as an undergraduate engineering student at Michigan Tech University.

Read More

Ask a Recruiter: What does my application status mean?

Feb. 29, 2016 12:00 AM CDT

You applied for a job with Union Pacific. Now, you wait. While you wait to hear back, you may see your application status change within your UP.jobs account – but what does each status mean?

Read More

Ask a Recruiter: What is Union Pacific looking for in the background check?

Feb. 22, 2016 02:00 PM CDT

You've cleared the hurdles - you've made it through your interviews and been offered a position with Union Pacific. But, you still haven't crossed the finish line just yet. You still have a couple more hurdles to go: a medical screening and a background check.

Read More

Interns 4 Interns (I4I) Program Provides Support Network

Feb. 12, 2016 12:00 PM CDT

Union Pacific’s Interns 4 Interns (I4I) program is designed to acclimate incoming interns to Union Pacific Railroad. Coming in to a Fortune 150 company without experience with working in a corporate environment can be overwhelming.

Read More

Ask A Recruiter: If I attend a hiring session, what should I expect?

Feb. 11, 2016 12:00 AM CDT

At a hiring session, you’ll meet a recruitment manager and a field manager. The two managers will work together to provide detailed information about Union Pacific careers to the attendees.

Read More

Career Profile: Managing Maintenance in a Locomotive Shop

Feb. 4, 2016 01:00 AM CDT

Union Pacific’s JR Davis Yard is the largest rail facility on the West Coast, and Greg Thompson is responsible for locomotive maintenance and repairs in the diesel shop.

Read More

Ask a Recruiter: I applied for a job. When will I hear back?

Feb. 4, 2016 12:00 AM CDT

You find your dream job at Union Pacific. You polish up your resume and complete your application. Now, you wait. But, how long will it take to hear back?

Read More

Tips: 10 Ways to Polish Your Resume

Feb. 3, 2016 12:00 PM CDT

Read on for tips on how to craft a resume that will help you land a job with Union Pacific.

Read More