2024 Mechanical Supervisor Trainee

Date: Dec 1, 2023

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30318 Conway, PA, US, 15027 Elkhart, IN, US, 46517 Chicago, IL, US, 60609 Birmingham, AL, US, 35210 Norfolk, VA, US, 23507 Enola, PA, US, 17025 Bellevue, OH, US, 44811 Decatur, IL, US, 62521 Roanoke, VA, US, 24013-1042 Altoona, PA, US, 16601 Chattanooga, TN, US, 37403

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 36364: 2024 Mechanical Supervisor Trainee 

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Job Description


Please note that this position is available for the following locations: GA-Atlanta, PA-Enola, PA-Conway, IN-Elkhart, IL-Chicago, TN-Chattanooga, IL-Decatur, OH-Bellevue, VA-Norfolk, AL-Birmingham, VA-Roanoke, PA-Altoona. 


A Day in the Life of a Mechanical Supervisor: Please watch this 2-minute video description for more detail about the Mechanical Trainee position. Copy and paste the link below into a new browser.



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, you will be promoted at a locomotive shop or a freight car repair facility.


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

Company Overview

Since 1827, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) and its predecessor companies have safely moved the goods and materials that drive the U.S. economy. Today, it operates a customer-centric and operations-driven freight transportation network. Committed to furthering sustainability, Norfolk Southern helps its customers avoid 15 million tons of yearly carbon emissions by shipping via rail. Its dedicated team members deliver more than 7 million carloads annually, from agriculture to consumer goods, and is the largest rail shipper of auto products and metals in North America. Norfolk Southern also has the most extensive intermodal network in the eastern U.S., serving a majority of the country’s population and manufacturing base, with connections to every major container port on the Atlantic coast as well as the Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes. Learn more by visiting www.NorfolkSouthern.com.


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.


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta