Union Pacific Railroad

Industry: Air and Rail Transportation

About Union Pacific Railroad

When Abraham Lincoln is a founding father of your company, people expect great things from you. Lincoln had a vision for building America and Union Pacific is dedicated to fulfilling his vision. We at Union Pacific are proud of our heritage and committed to continuing our mission to serve America.

Military Friendly Ratings

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The ratings below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly®.

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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.

Top Jobs

Diesel Engine Specialists


Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul trucks, buses, and all types of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile diesel engines.

Top Degrees

Air Traffic Controller

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to air-traffic management and control, usually with additional training at the FAA Flight Control Center in a cooperative education program. Includes instruction in flight control, the use of radar and electronic scanning devices, plotting of flights, radio communication, interpretation of weather conditions affecting flights, flight instrumentation used by pilots, and maintenance of flight-control center or control-tower log books.