Careers

Careers at Montana Rail Link

OUR GOAL IS TO BE THE BEST OF THE BEST.

Montana Rail Link provides the opportunity to have a successful railroad career and stay within the great state of Montana.

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Get your career on track

It takes a talented and skilled workforce to serve the over 900 miles of track in Montana Rail Link’s service area. Positions we periodically seek to fill include the following:

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TRACK LABORERS

STARTS AT $19.13/HR

This position typically posts each December, with intent to hire by March of each year. This position is responsible for the maintenance of our 937 miles of track.

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SIGNAL APPRENTICE

STARTS AT $21.25/HR

Provides training to eventually prepare for a Signal Maintainer position; includes travel to three sessions of Signal School and on the job training. This apprenticeship is recognized in the rail industry and is registered with the State of Montana; hires on an as-needed basis.

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SWITCHMAN TRAINEES:

STARTS AT $25.85/HR

This position is hired in groups. These groups are hired 1-2 times/year depending on need. This position is responsible for working on the ground in our rail yards to couple and un-couple railroad cars for make-up and break-up of trains.

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MECHANICAL APPRENTICES:

STARTS AT $20.18/HR

3 Mechanical apprenticeships are available: Carman, Locomotive Electrician and Machinist. These apprenticeships are recognized within the rail industry and are registered with the State of Montana. These positions hire on an as-needed basis.

Benefits of an MRL Career

BE PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER

As an MRL employee, you have the opportunity to give your time and energy to helping out in  your community. Partnering with the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, you will get to be a part of things like Habitat for Humanity and work for a company that gives back in a big way.

COMPETITIVE BENEFITS

Montana Rail Link offers competitive benefits to employees including annual profit sharing, railroad retirement, 401k with a company match, great medical benefits, college scholarships for spouses and children after 12 months of service.

 WORLD CLASS CAREER, BIG SKY COUNTRY

Montana Rail Link provides the opportunity to have a successful railroad career and stay within the great state of Montana.  Our primary locations include Billings/Laurel, Livingston, Helena and Missoula.  We are also located throughout the many small, rural areas of the state.