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2022 Mechanical Supervisor Trainee - Various Locations

Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Birmingham, AL, US, 35210 Roanoke, VA, US, 24013-1042 Chattanooga, TN, US, 37403 Conway, PA, US, 15027 Norfolk, VA, US, 23507 Enola, PA, US, 17025 Chicago, IL, US, 60609 Elkhart, IN, US, 46517 Baltimore, MD, US, 21224 Linwood, NC, US, 27299 Bellevue, OH, US, 44811 Atlanta, GA, US, 30318 Decatur, IL, US, 62521 Macon, GA, US, 31206 Saint Louis, MO, US, 63147 Altoona, PA, US, 16601 N Kansas City, MO, US, 64116

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

A Day in the Life of a Mechanical Supervisor

Please watch this 2-minute video description for more detail about the Mechanical Trainee position 

 

http://bit.ly/NS_MechSup_Vid

 

Mechanical supervisors efficiently and effectively lead world-class teams ranging from roughly 8-25 skilled laborers constructing, repairing, and maintaining locomotives and rail cars.  During training, you will learn how to conduct inspections and repairs at the component level on both locomotives and railcars. You will become familiar with the compliance standards of NS, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). You will also learn about various process improvement efforts throughout Norfolk Southern. After a six-month training program that includes classroom training, on the job supervisory training, and specific engineering project work, you will be promoted to one of three managerial tracks at a locomotive shop, freight car repair facility, or a system assignment.

 

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

 

What Makes a Successful Mechanical Supervisor?

  • Ability to prioritize and make decisions
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems as they occur
  • Previous leadership experience either in a classroom or work environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the ability to learn new/proprietary programs
  • Willingness to relocate and/or travel as needed
  • High level of emotional intelligence
  • Knowledge and maintenance experience of engines and machinery a plus

 

Education / Experience

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree
  • Preferred Degree Paths: Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering, Electro-Mechanical Engineering,  Electrical Engineering Technology, or similar field of study

 

Work Environment

  • Willing to relocate anywhere throughout our 22 state network
  • Environment: Field/Machine Shop
  • On-Call: Yes
  • Weekend Work: Yes
  • Shift Work: Yes
  • Travel Required: up to 4 trips per year after initial training program

 

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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 December 8, 2021.  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: Birmingham