Vancer Student Sponsorship


Lincoln, NE, US, 68528

2 Openings 

Vancer was formed to create custom maintenance-of-way equipment for rail clients. Our Technicians are the cornerstone of our business and key to ensuring that our customers’ machines are back up and running. Regardless of where you are at in your pursuit of a diesel or welding degree, Vancer has a program designed to help you succeed.


In partnership with several programs across the Midwest, Vancer Student Programs assist students with gaining relevant, hands-on experience.  Eligible students can also earn up to 100% paid tuition to cover college expenses.


This program combines classroom work with hands-on learning in our shops and state-of-the-art labs. Students will be immersed in real-world applications and learn how to solve problems for real Vancer customers.  During the summer and/or available COOP periods, students will work side by side with senior technicians.


Student Sponsorship Benefits:


Paid internship(s) with hands-on experience in a live service environment

Tuition, books, and fees paid directly to partnering school

Toolbox and tools for classes and internships

Personalized mentoring and guidance over the course of program and beyond

Upon successful completion of the program, immediate employment with Vancer and many career progression opportunities available


Required Qualifications:


High School Diploma

Above-average mechanical aptitude (demonstrated through projects/schoolwork)

Must plan to enroll or be actively enrolled in a Diesel Technology or Welding program that is approved by Vancer

Must intend on pursuing a career with Vancer upon successful completion of program

Proven record of good attendance and character

Demonstrated ability to work well as a teammate and independently

Working knowledge of computer systems such as Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)

Skilled in listening and verbal/written communication


Expectations During the Program:


Participate in all job-related training and applicable development classes to maintain/increase knowledge base on machines serviced by your division

Exhibit and promote Vancer values

Showcase professional conduct in the workplace, the school, and beyond

Earn sufficient credit hours to graduate within 24 months of college enrollment

Maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA

Maintain a 3.0 cumulative Character Evaluation score

Participate as an active member of SkillsUSA (if there is a chapter at partnering school)

*If you have any questions prior to applying, please reach out to our Recruiting team at  or 402-891-7555.


​​About Vancer


Built in Nebraska, Vancer was founded to engineer, build, and distribute quality, innovative and safe maintenance-of-way (MOW) equipment for the railroad industry.  By working closely with Class I railroads, Vancer has developed and supplied high quality, MOW solutions that help maintain thousands of miles of track each year.  At Vancer, we take great pride in keeping our finger on the pulse of the rail industry. We listen. We learn. And we are committed to finding successful solutions for our railroad customers for many years to come.


Vancer is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions. Vancer shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

Nearest Major Market: Lincoln