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Management Trainee Intermodal Operations

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Date: Apr 5, 2019

Location: 0, US, 0

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 10920: Intermodal Operations Supervisor Trainee 

Posting Start Date: 10/31/2018

Posting End Date: 12/31/2018

Job Description


A Day in the Life of an Intermodal Operations Supervisor Trainee


Starting your journey here at NS means you will be provided with leadership and railroad operations training to launch your career in the fast-paced, exciting career in operations management. Intermodal Operations is part of our Network and Service Management Department, which is the responsible for the efficient, customer-focused operation of the railroad


Within Intermodal Operations, you will oversee the safe, efficient and economic operation of intermodal terminals.  The railroad is an around the clock business, so prepare to work unconventional hours in varying weather conditions.  In this “boots on the ground” position, expect to oversee ramp operations, including the supervision of contractor employees. 


The Intermodal Operations Supervisor Trainee program is designed to prepare candidates for a supervisory role at one of the Norfolk Southern Intermodal Facilities or promotional opportunities within our Network and Service Management Department.  Our Intermodal facilities are located in Atlanta, GA; Macon, GA; Jersey City, NJ; Chicago, IL; Harrisburg, PA; and Memphis, TN.


If you are looking for a fast paced environment where no two days are the same, this could be an amazing start to your management career at Norfolk Southern. 


What Makes a Successful Intermodal Operations Supervisor Trainee?

  • Leadership abilities
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and build relationships 
  • Motivated, self-starter
  • Forward-thinking
  • Flexibility in a dynamic work environment
  • Commitment to leading a safe operation


Education / Experience

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree
    • Preferred Degree Paths: All majors considered
  • In Lieu of a Degree: managerial backgrounds ranging from military, heavy industry manufacturing, and auto repair


What to Expect in the Work Environment

The nature of our industry requires a supervisor to be on the job weekends, on various shifts and on call.  Supervisors will perform their duties both indoors and outdoors.  Travel will be limited to onboarding training and occasional business travel.


Projected Career Path

Norfolk Southern offers a wide range of diverse and rewarding opportunities to grow your career, including the opportunity to relocate for promotional and career development. Your path could be a straight line with each position leading to the next, or your path could be a journey across different areas within Network and Service Management.


Intermodal Operations Career Path: Intermodal Operations Supervisor Trainee --> Assistant Manager Intermodal --> Division Manager --> Director Intermodal Operations

Work Conditions

Norfolk Southern is an equal opportunity employer including veterans and disabled.

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