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OST - Maintenance of Way

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Date: Mar 11, 2019

Location: 0, US, 0

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 10893: OST - MOW 

Posting Start Date: 11/15/2018

A Day in the Life: Operations Supervisor Trainee – Maintenance of Way

In this field-oriented concentration, you’ll be preparing for placement as a manager with responsibility for the repair, maintenance and installation of our track or bridge infrastructure system. You will learn train and track dynamics, track inspection, construction, and maintenance operations, and much more. After completion of a six month training program, you will manage maintenance employees such as; rail gangs that replace rail and spikes, tie gangs that perform scheduled crosstie replacement, and bridge and building gangs that maintain and repair the bridges and trestles on the railroad.

What makes a successful Operations Supervisor Trainee – Maintenance of Way?

  • A self-starter who can work with little direct supervision
  • Ability to lead others-and embracing that role
  • Ability to plan, manage, and adapt on the fly
  • Building effective and responsive interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Ability to create a work environment in which employees are engaged


  • Preferred Level: Bachelor’s Degree (BS)
  • Preferred Majors: Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Mining Engineering
  • Proficient in MS office with an emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint
  • In Lieu of a Degree: managerial backgrounds ranging from military, manufacturing, and electronics and/or communications

Work Conditions

  • Willing to relocate anywhere throughout our 22 state network
  • Environment: Outdoor/Field
  • Shift Work: Yes
  • On-Call: Yes
  • Weekend Work: Yes


Projected Career Path

Assistant Track Supervisor - Track Supervisor - Assistant Division Engineer - Division Engineer - Chief Engineer

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

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