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Mechanical Summer Intern 2021 Paid

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Apply early as this job may be filled at any time.

The Summer Internship Program provides interns an opportunity to learn more about how our efficient, safe and “green” rail network supports the global supply chain. Interns participate in group events and projects, experiencing first-hand what it is like to be a full-time BNSF employee. Operating one of the largest railroads in North America, we have countless opportunities for interns to develop their skills, create new ideas and even travel!

The program begins with an extensive corporate orientation in Fort Worth, Texas. During orientation, interns receive a company overview and interact with company leaders. Following orientation, interns receive on-the-job training according to their assigned group. The summer will be spent in Fort Worth or in a field location that can be anywhere on BNSF’s system. The objective of our Summer Internship Program is to find students that will join us after graduation as part of our Management Trainee Program.


Relocation payment assistance may be provided to interns who are moving more than 50 driving miles from their permanent residence.

Work Location: System Wide

Start Date: 06/02/2021

End Date: 08/10/2021
Salary Range: $4,312.50 per month


Applicants will be notified via e-mail regarding potential interviews, testing and hiring events for this position. Please check your e-mail on a daily basis.


SUMMER RELOCATION WILL BE REQUIRED. A candidate can be relocated to any location across the BNSF system (see System Map on www.bnsf.com). An ideal candidate should be very flexible regarding location. Work assignment could place an Intern anywhere on BNSF’s 32,500-mile system.


This challenging program offers students the opportunity to learn about the working logistics of this fast paced railroad. The summer will be spent in an assigned mechanical facility which could be anywhere on BNSF’s 32,500-mile system. The Mechanical Department is responsible for maintaining the locomotives and freight cars that operate on BNSF’s network.  During this assignment, the intern will shadow mechanical supervisors and craft employees, work on projects; and assist in supervising, monitoring and inspecting the maintenance and repair of locomotives and freight cars.

Examples could include, but are not limited to:

Observe, prepare and conduct job safety briefings with employees.
Assist in ensuring labor and equipment is positioned to inspect, test and repair equipment to meet the needs of the daily plan.
Lead process improvement initiatives with local work force.
 Additionally, qualified candidates must be able to:

Demonstrate the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities listed above.
Demonstrate leadership skills.
Work effectively in a team environment.
Express ideas and information in a clear and concise manner.
Recognize and respond effectively to unexpected situations and tight deadlines.
Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing task priorities and work situations.
Demonstrate ability to complete tasks regardless of obstacles.
***This role does not involve design of railcars, locomotives or other equipment.


Indoors and outdoors on a regular basis.
Environment requires personal protective equipment (i.e. hard hat, safety glasses, safety vest and gloves) provided by BNSF.

Hours are irregular with a minimum of 40 hours per week.
Schedule could involve nights, weekends, and holidays as BNSF is a 24 x 7 work environment.
Travel 10-90% as required by the position.

Must have reliable transportation to and from work.

I have a 2.70 or higher cumulative GPA with a degree in Engineering or Construction Management OR a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA with a non-Engineering degree.
Current enrollment in a Bachelor’s or graduate degree program at an accredited university at the time of application and throughout the duration of the internship.
Less than three (3) years of work experience in a professional work environment. When calculating work experience, EXCLUDE internships or positions held while in high school or college.
Authorization to work in the US without Company sponsorship now AND in the future.
Ability to relocate to an assigned location within the BNSF Network for the summer.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.bnsf.com.