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Intermodal Operations Supervisor Trainee - Chicago, IL - 2021

Date: May 3, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60609

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Posting Start Date:  04 May, 2021

Posting End Date:  18 May, 2021

Requisition 23207: Intermodal Operations Supervisor Trainee - Chicago, IL - 2021 



Job Description


A Day in the Life of an Intermodal Operations Supervisor Trainee


Starting your journey here at NS means you will be provided with leadership and railroad operations training to launch your career in the fast-paced, exciting career in operations management. Intermodal Operations is part of our Network and Service Management Department, which is the responsible for the efficient, customer-focused operation of the railroad


Within Intermodal Operations, you will oversee the safe, efficient and economic operation of intermodal terminals.  The railroad is an around the clock business, so prepare to work unconventional hours in varying weather conditions.  In this “boots on the ground” position, expect to oversee ramp operations, including the supervision of contractor employees. 


The Intermodal Operations Supervisor Trainee program is designed to prepare candidates for a supervisory role at one of the Norfolk Southern Intermodal Facilities or promotional opportunities within our Network and Service Management Department.  Our Intermodal facilities are located in Atlanta, GA; Macon, GA; Jersey City, NJ; Chicago, IL; Harrisburg, PA; and Memphis, TN.


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


What Makes a Successful Intermodal Operations Supervisor Trainee?

  • Leadership abilities
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and build relationships 
  • Motivated, self-starter
  • Forward-thinking
  • Flexibility in a dynamic work environment
  • Commitment to leading a safe operation


Education / Experience

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree
    • Preferred Degree Paths: All majors considered
  • In Lieu of a Degree: managerial backgrounds ranging from military, heavy industry manufacturing, and auto repair


What to Expect in the Work Environment

The nature of our industry requires a supervisor to be on the job weekends, on various shifts and on call.  Supervisors will perform their duties both indoors and outdoors.  Travel will be limited to onboarding training and occasional business travel.


Projected Career Path

Norfolk Southern offers a wide range of diverse and rewarding opportunities to grow your career, including the opportunity to relocate for promotional and career development. Your path could be a straight line with each position leading to the next, or your path could be a journey across different areas within Network and Service Management.


Intermodal Operations Career Path: Intermodal Operations Supervisor Trainee --> Assistant Manager Intermodal --> Division Manager --> Director Intermodal Operations

New Headquarters – Atlanta, GA


Norfolk Southern is in the process of constructing a vibrant & modern corporate HQ in Midtown Atlanta, GA. Our HQ is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2021. To check out a sneak peek, we’ve linked a playlist below.




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.


We are a team of more than 20,000 employees working together to maintain our reputation as "The Thoroughbred of Transportation." As an industry leader, Norfolk Southern offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.


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. More information can be found at NS-EEO


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