Chicago Electrician Helps Start – and Stop – Mighty Locomotives
Posted March 8, 2018 07:00 AM CDT
Deena Miller was juggling three jobs and raising a family before she came to Union Pacific 20 years ago. She began her railroad career in an entry-level position as a Mechanical Service Operator. Five months in, she was tapped for an electrical apprenticeship - and now works as a Diesel Electrician in Chicago's Proviso Yard.Read More
Jan. 8, 2018 02:00 PM CST
A career as a locomotive diesel electrician never was the plan for Henry Gutzwiller.
“I was an electrician on outside construction in Chicago when work got slow during the recession,” Gutzwiller said. “I had a friend who had a job at Union Pacific and enjoyed it, so I applied and was hired. I figured it would get me through until construction picked up again.”
Fast-forward seven years and construction has indeed picked back up, but Gutzwiller isn’t interested.Read More
Nov. 30, 2017 05:00 PM CST
Ask Ralph Fulgham how he landed a job at Union Pacific and he’ll tell you it was two things that have carried him far in life: hard work and persistence.Read More
Oct. 11, 2017 08:00 AM CST
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.Read More
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.Read More
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