Union Machinist (Diesel Engine Mechanic) - Binghamton, NY 2024

Date: Jun 2, 2024

Location: Binghamton, NY, US, 13904 Binghamton, NY, US, 13901 Binghamton, NY, US, 13901 Binghamton, NY, US, 13903 Binghamton, NY, US, 13904 Binghamton, NY, US, 13903

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition ID : 37105 


Job Description

Inspect, service, repair and maintain diesel locomotives.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform daily and periodic inspections, servicing, and maintenance on diesel-electric locomotives, including but not limited to performing scheduled and preventative maintenance as determined by company policy and federal regulation.
  • Fueling, checking, and changing oil and liquid levels; changing filters for engine air, air compressor, fuel, and lube oil.
  • Replacing and maintaining engine components, traction motors, generators, air compressors, wheels, and truck components.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose diesel engine malfunctions and make required repairs.
  • Performs disassembly, repair, replacement, rebuild, re-assembly, installation, adjustment, alignment, and lubrication activities on mechanical equipment.

Job Requirements

  • Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
  • Wear protective equipment such as hearing protection, safety-toe boots, or safety glasses
  • Complete annual training and pass safety rules examination
  • May require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol
  • Must pass all required assessments
  • Must pass a post-offer medical examination, including a drug screen 
  • This position is governed by a union agreement and membership is required

Additional Information

Skills and Abilities

  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Communication skills.
  • Decision Making.
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • High School diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • One-year mechanical experience
  • One year experience reading and interpreting technical drawings or schematics
  • Two years diesel mechanic experience
  • Completion of a mechanical vocational or trade school program 
  • Veterans and transitioning service members are encouraged to apply. Military roles that often transition well to this position (but not limited to): 2T331, MR, MK, 2161, 91H, 44E are encouraged to apply. 


Travel for paid training to McDonough, GA. Locomotive Diesel Engine Mechanics will complete 1 week of Mechanical Safety Orientation and 6 weeks of craft specific training. Norfolk Southern will reimburse travel and pay for lodging as required per union agreement. 

Compensation Data

Rate of Pay

  • 1st 40 Working Days: $18.87 (50% of Full Rate)         
  • Next 204 Working Days: $28.30 (75% of Full Rate)    
  • Next 244 Working Days: $30.19 (80% of Full Rate)    
  • After 2 Years/488 Working Days: $37.74 (100 of Full Rate – Journeyman) 

Medical Benefits

  • Company Benefits - Eligible 1st day of second month after hire (during training)
  • 80/20 plan for employee, spouse, and eligible dependents
  • Union Benefits 
  • Medical (Managed or 85/15 Plan)
  • $20K Life Insurance
  • 401 (K) First Day of Employment
  • After 1st year of service: Eligible for Dental / Vision

Work Conditions

Working hours will include shift work over all 3 shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays. Shifts are assigned/awarded by seniority. The work environment is a shop and outdoor work.

Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is a Fortune 300 organization and 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.


At Norfolk Southern, we believe in celebrating our individuality. By leveraging the unique backgrounds and viewpoints of our employees, we can create a culture of innovation, respect, and inclusion. We know that employees thrive in a workplace where differing viewpoints, ideas, and experiences are freely shared and valued. As such, we encourage all employees to contribute their distinctive skills and capabilities to our organization.


Equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Together, we power progress.


On September 9, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 14042.  This order and the associated federal safety protocols for federal contractors that were issued on September 24, 2021, require covered contractors who work with the federal government to ensure that their employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or approved for a health or religious accommodation by January 18, 2022.  As a covered federal contractor, Norfolk Southern must adhere to these legal requirements. If you are made a conditional job offer, you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, or apply and be approved for a health or religious accommodation prior to your start date.

Nearest Major Market: Binghamton