2023 Mechanical Field Supervisor (Entry Level)

Date: May 30, 2023

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

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 33688: 2023 Mechanical Supervisor Trainee 

Long Description

A Day in the Life of a Mechanical Supervisor

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




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

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.


Nearest Major Market: Birmingham