ChicagoSub25 wrote:BNSF runs NARS, therefore you have a very high chance of getting hired by BNSF if you do good in class.
1. Is It Best To Attend The National Academy Of Railroad Sciences, Or Just Get Work Experience As Something Such As A UPS Package Handler, Or Both?
ChicagoSub25 wrote:2. Once You Hire On As A Conductor, I Know You Than Afterwards Become An Engineer, And Was Wondering What Positions In Management Come Afterwards, Since You Would Be Moving Up The Ladder, Would You Need A Degree?You don't have to become an engineer... Some people are happy working as a conductor. You also don't have to be an engineer to become a manager. If you have a degree, you can move up pretty high within the company.
ChicagoSub25 wrote:3. Why Is BNSF Treated Better By Railfans Than Say Union Pacific, CSX, ETC. By Treated Better I Mean Why Do They Say BNSF Is The Best?BNSF is a friendlier RR... They also treat their employees better then UP or CSX.
ChicagoSub25 wrote:4. Where Does BNSF Commonly Hire Conductor Trainee's, By State Please?Where they need them!
ChicagoSub25 wrote:5. And Lastly, What Is The Difference Between A Conductor And A Switchman?Once hired, you will be qualified as both. When you work in the yard switching cars, you are a switchman... When working a main line train, you are a conductor.
jz441 wrote:There is no general wage at BNSF... Every region and former railroad has different agreements. Maybe if you tell us where would you like to work, we can narrow it down what the wages are in that area. Over all, the money is very good...I was gonna say,GOOD! JC
scoonie79 wrote: I guess BNSF is really about the only railroad that gives any preference from NARS. I dont think the others really care much and i think it kinda hurts you a little with the other railroads. They are kinda like well since you went to NARS then BNSF can hire you then.NARS teaches BNSF style railroading...
metalriff wrote:Does BNSF charge you for the school? Do yo get paid while attending conductor school? ThanksThey don't charge you for the school, and yes, you get paid from day 1.
jz441 wrote:They don't charge you for the school, and yes, you get paid from day 1.[/quoti I recently got a job offer from bnsf . did the drug screen and interview , background check and went for a eye and hearing test. its been almost a week since that test and i have not heard anything. is this how it usually goes . or am i hoping for nothing?metalriff wrote:Does BNSF charge you for the school? Do yo get paid while attending conductor school? Thanks