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Terminal Manager - Allentown - Transportation Department

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Date: Jun 28, 2019

Location: Allentown, PA, US

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 12048: Terminal Manager - Allentown - Transportation Department 


Job Description

Primary Purpose:

Responsible for managing the safe, efficient, and scheduled train performance on an assigned territory. Identifies operational challenges, guides the operating plan and manages assets and resources.

Principal Duties:

  • Ensures annual rules classes are held for train service employees and verifies compliance with the rules by monitoring performance on a continuing basis.
  • Develops, motivates, and trains employees who work in the assigned territory.
  • Leads investigations of accidents and injuries to determine cause and minimize future occurrences.
  • Interprets composite metrics, makes improvements to fulfill service requirements and proactively engages and supports other operating departments.
  • Institutes operational changes based on budget/claims data.
  • Requires advanced knowledge of safety and operating rules, train operations, FRA regulations, hazardous materials, and labor agreements.
  • If Locomotive Engineer certified, may ride with engineers on trains, provide instruction on proper handling and locomotive operation, and oversee qualification of locomotive engineers on assigned territory.

Job Related Experience:

Minimum: 3-5 years

Preferred: 6+ years


Minimum Level: High Schoold Diploma/GED

Preferred Level: Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's Degree


Required: Prior Railroad Experience

Preferred: Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR) experience

Skills and Abilities:

  • Leadership
  • Communication skills
  • Customer service
  • Time management
  • Problem solving & decision making
  • Developing employees
  • Planning & organizing
  • Motivated, self-starter
  • Forward-thinking
  • Flexibile in a dynamic work environment
  • Commitment to leading a safe operation

Career Path:

Predecessor Jobs:

  • Trainmaster

Future Jobs:

  • Assistant Terminal Superintendent
  • Terminal Superintendent
Work Conditions

Environment: Outdoor/Field

Shift Work: Yes

On-Call: Yes

Weekend Work: Yes

Travel Required: Over 10 Days Per Month

Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern is a major transporter of industrial products, including chemicals, agriculture, and metals and construction materials. In addition, the railroad operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a principal carrier of  coal, automobiles, and automotive parts.

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

Nearest Major Market: Allentown

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