Union Pacific
Roseville, California, United States View on Map
Apply Before : September 9, 2024
Job Description


Boilermakers perform inspections, fabricate, assemble, modify and perform maintenance and repairs on locomotive boilers in full compliance with FRA and Union Pacific requirements. Must be able to locate and isolate mechanical problems, identify possible corrective actions and select appropriate action.


  • Fabricate, assemble and modify boiler systems, heavy sheet metal components and parts using welding, riveting, bolting, soldering and grinding
  • Work with shop machines, tools, vehicles and equipment (including drill and punch presses, bench lathes, drills, impact wrenches, power saws, grinders, acetylene torches, electric and gas welding equipment
  • Remove and install boiler tubes, flues, repair super heater units, remove and install welded and/or threaded stay bolts, studs, plugs, etc
  • Operate overhead hoists and jacks to lift parts
  • Read, understand and interpret information, including blueprints and CAD/CAM
  • Safety and effectively operate the following: acetylene torches, non-power tools (pliers, wrenches, and hammers); power tools (drills, power saws, grinders); electric and gas welding equipment
  • Understand and follow company and industry safety rules, practices and procedure; take appropriate action when conditions threaten safety or self or coworkers; ensure equipment and work area are in safe operating condition before starting work
  • Accurately transcribe numbers and English words onto forms
  • Weld all types of metals including iron, steel, stainless steel and aluminum
  • Demonstrate proficiency in welding techniques including gas, brazing, SMAW, MIG and TIG
  • Communicate with others, verbally and in writing, technical information, job procedure recommendations and other work-related information
  • Operate in a team environment, cooperating and maintaining positive working relationships
  • Layout fit and verify measurements for sheet metal work of 13 gauge or heavier metal
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, contractors and/or customers and effectively handle conflict situations
  • Applicants must be open to change, take initiative, make meaningful contributions, and take responsibility for the quality and timely completion of one’s tasks
  • Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)



  • Basic keyboarding skills
  • Experience making quick and accurate visual inspections at near and far distances
  • Ability to speak English in a clear, concise manner to communicate with coworker(s) and supervisor(s)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Able to effectively work independently and in group settings
  • Experience in and able to demonstrate proficiency in welding pressure vessels up to 3″ wall thickness; welding all types of metals including iron, steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Experience and be able to demonstrate proficiency in welding techniques including gas, brazing, SMAW, MIG and TIG
  • Experience in riveting and fabricating steel and aluminum parts
  • Experience in removing and installing boiler tubes and flues, repairing super heater units, removing and installing welded and/or threaded stay bolts, studs, plugs, etc
  • 2 years experience on steam locomotive boiler repairs
  • Familiar with all applicable Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) codes, including Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 49, Part 230 Inspection / Repair Requirements for Steam-Powered Locomotives
  • Candidates must qualify on a Physical Ability Test (PAT) prior to employment. Click here for a description of the Physical Abilities Test


  • previous experience reading and understanding blueprints and computer-aided design (CAD)/computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) systems

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to detect and interpret different visual color signals and displays, and identify and determine the speed of moving objects at near or far distances
  • Have normal depth perception to judge the speed and distance of locomotives being moved in the service area
  • Must have normal color vision
  • Able to lift, carry, push or pull objects weighing from 20-25 pounds
  • Able to frequently bend, stoop, and kneel
  • Able to perform physically strenuous work on a regular basis
  • Able to safely walk and maintain balance on uneven surfaces
  • Able to frequently walk, climb, and maintain balance on ladders, stairs and equipment in a safe manner
  • Able to detect unusual sounds and smells during inspections and testing

Work Conditions

  • Must be available to work 40 hour work weeks that may include variable shifts with overtime and work on rest days, holidays and weekends
  • Apply only to those locations where you are prepared to live and work
  • Authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship
  • Ability to read and understand job information written in English
  • Willingness to practice safe work habits
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Work at heights of 12 feet or more
  • Must be willing and able to work around large equipment such as railcars, locomotives and cranes
  • Work in confined spaces
  • Agree to wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety boots, hard hats, and hearing protection where the company requires
  • Willingness to work outside regardless of weather conditions
  • 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.
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