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From Trainee to Superintendent: Learning to Lead Along the Way

Posted October 11, 2017 08:00 AM CDT

Terry Brown joined Union Pacific's Operations Management Training (OMT) program in 2004. Today, he works as superintendent of the Utah Service Unit.

Terry Brown grew up around trains – his dad worked for Union Pacific as a locomotive engineer, manager, and training instructor. Despite that, the younger Brown hadn’t considered making the railroad a family business.

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Every Position is a Learning Opportunity

Oct. 6, 2017 09:00 AM CST

Tami Johnsen learned several valuable lessons from her father. Among them, never leave a job until you have another secured, and success isn’t reliant on gender, but hard work. Johnsen took these lessons to heart, becoming the third female field service unit superintendent in Union Pacific’s 155-year history.

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Headed to Sturgis? Pack Your Resume

Aug. 9, 2017 01:00 PM CST

If you thought the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally was only for leather-clad bikers, you’re wrong. The rally has evolved since it began in the 1930s, attracting motorcyclists and enthusiasts as well as urban professionals and business people. And this year, Union Pacific Railroad, who is recruiting talent.

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Chicago Machinist Keeps Locomotives Running

Jul. 11, 2017 09:20 AM CST

Ten years ago, Jowan Sims was a janitor at a downtown Chicago office building. Working for the railroad wasn’t on his radar until a manager commending his work ethic told him Union Pacific Railroad was hiring.

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Intern Program Brings Field Operations to the Office

Jun. 26, 2017 12:12 AM CST

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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