Railroad Machinist - Charlotte, NC

Date: Jun 3, 2023

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28206 Charlotte, NC, US, 28206 Charlotte, NC, US, 28208 Charlotte, NC, US, 28206 Charlotte, NC, US, 28208 Charlotte, NC, US, 28273 Charlotte, NC, US, 28273 Charlotte, NC, US, 28206

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 33590:


Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in operating various machine tools and equipment, manual, NC and CNC milling machines and lathes.  Experience programming CNC machines is a must.  


 Job Description:

  • Use of all types of hand tools and other shop machines such as saws, drills, grinders, and more.
  • Able to repair heavy machinery used for railroad maintenance and manufacturing of parts and assembly of components used on maintenance machines.
  • Journeyman mechanist must have at least 3 years’ experience experience in operating various machine tools and equipment, manual, NC and CNC milling machines, and lathes.
  • Welding and equipment maintenance experience with vehicles, heavy equipment, power transmissions and fluid power (hydraulic and pneumatic) systems.
  • Experience fabricating or manufacturing and assembly of a variety of mechanical systems.  


Journeyman status is preferred but will consider those with less experience to fill student Mechanist positions.



Minimum Qualification:

  • High School/GED
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Read and understand schematic drawings
  • Experience programming CNC machines 


Skills and Abilities:

  • Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications-both general and technical)
  • Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)
  • Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)



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: Charlotte