Bridge Tender
St. Paul, MN 
Posted 16 days ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description

A Bridge Tender monitors maritime and railroad communication channels from vessels and railroad units indicating a desire to pass.

  • Operate controls and move levers that activate traffic signals and/or activates interlocking railroad signals to warn oncoming railroad trains
  • Start motor of swing bridge and operate controls to turn bridge, giving either vessels or railroad trains passage
  • Communicate and/or signal vessels to pass through opening. Inspects swing bridge and auxiliary equipment
  • Clean, oil, and grease machinery. Write and submit maintenance work requisitions
  • Prepare reports of accidents occurring on or to bridge
  • Record names of vessels passing and number of trains crossing bridge
  • Relay messages to vessels in waterway
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and effectively handle conflict situations
  • Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
  • Other duties as assigned by manager
Qualifications Required
  • Ability to speak English in a clear, concise manner to communicate with coworker(s) and supervisor(s)
  • Experience reading and understanding instructions (examples may include: operating and safety rules, bulletins, special instructions, and federal regulatory documents)
Physical Requirements
Work Conditions
  • Willingness to practice safe work habits
  • Authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Willingness to work outside regardless of weather conditions
  • Experience working various shifts, overtime, holidays, and weekends
  • Able to provide your own transportation
  • Apply only to those locations where you are prepared to live and work
  • Must be willing and able to work around large equipment such as railcars, locomotives and cranes
  • Agree to wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats, and hearing protection where the company requires
  • To the extent required by federal law and/or collective bargaining agreement, membership to the respective labor union is required. The union agreement dictates the pay rate and cannot be individually negotiated. Monthly dues are the responsibility of the employee.

COVID-19: Union Pacific will comply with all federal executive orders requiring employees to be fully vaccinated or request a medical or religious accommodations. The vaccine requirement is currently suspended pending legal action. Union Pacific will update applicants and employees with any further information.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation: Union Pacific supports diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer . Union Pacific is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce where equal employment opportunities are available without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, religion, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, or genetic information. Union Pacific strictly prohibits any discrimination or harassment based on protected status. Union Pacific is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its employment of individuals with disabilities. To request a disability accommodation in the application process, please use this link to submit a request.

Union Pacific supports diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
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