Most NS employees work hourly positions in field operations. These skill and labor-intensive jobs are covered under collective bargaining agreements and require union membership after a probationary period.  Wages are paid on an hourly, daily, or monthly basis either weekly or biweekly, depending on location, position, and applicable labor agreement.

NS’ team-based environment emphasizes diversity, responsibility, creative problem solving, and recognition for a job well done.

Safety and service are our top priorities. Regardless of position, employees are expected to work with a focus on these priorities at all times.

NS regularly recruits the following positions:























Rail is the most fuel efficient way to transport goods over land. Norfolk Southern’s commitment to the environment doesn’t just stop there. To learn more about NS’s sustainability efforts, go to

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