Union Pacific Railroad

Industry: Air & Rail Transportation

About Union Pacific Railroad

Union Pacific Railroad is America's leading transportation company, covering 23 states across the western two-thirds of the United States.

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Why Work at the Company?

UP is more than 150 years old and since our infancy, we've had a long and intertwined history with our nation's military. With a deep-rooted sense of patriotism, UP supports the military and our nation's veterans. Every year, we ship thousands of rail cars of ammunition, Humvees, tanks and military equipment to support our armed forces in protecting the nation. UP has a strong commitment to hiring veterans, whose backgrounds make them ideal candidates for many railroad jobs. They are familiar with safety-focused operations. They have experience with large equipment. And, they are accustomed to nontraditional work schedules and environments.

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plaeholder-teamAgricultural Equipment Operators

Drive and control farm equipment to till soil and to plant, cultivate, and harvest crops. May perform tasks, such as crop baling or hay bucking. May operate stationary equipment to perform post-harvest tasks, such as husking, shelling, threshing, and ginning.

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Agricultural Power Machinery Operation

Program that prepares individuals to operate specialized farm, ranch, and agribusiness power equipment of a stationary, mobile, and/or hand-operated nature. Includes instruction in operating specialized equipment such as terrestrial and airborne crop-spraying equipment; tractors and hauling equipment; planting and harvesting equipment; cutting equipment; power sources and systems for silos, irrigation, pumping, and applications such as dairy, feeding and shearing operations; processing equipment; and applicable electrical, mechanical, and safety principles.