As most of you are aware, the committee has recently agreed in principle to add a new classification on the BNSF — Mobile Construction Technician (MCT).Due to factors involving final settlement of a National Wage Agreement, this committee elected to defer final approval of the MCT Agreement for a short time.
One of the prerequisites for assignment to an MCT position will be successfully passing a mutually agreed upon 50-question open book test with a minimum score of 80%. To comply with our pending Agreement and provide all members ample opportunity to successfully qualify, the Carrier must offer the test for a 60-day window prior to posting the new positions. In order to expedite creation of the positions, it was agreed to allow BNSF to begin that 60-day testing window at this time, with job postings contingent on final approval. If you are interested in taking the test to be eligible for assignment to an MCT position, please consult your supervisor for testing details.