Maintenance Manager - Heavy Equipment- Chicago, IL

Date: Jun 6, 2024

Location: Chicago, IL, US, 60609

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 37168: B4 - Manager Lift Equipment 


Job Description

Primary Purpose:

Directs and handles all activities associated with selecting, maintaining, and retiring intermodal lift equipment for a region supporting safe, efficient, economical and reliable equipment to support intermodal operations.


Principal Duties:

  • Establishes and oversees NS’ intermodal assets maintenance policies and compliance system wide
  • Supports and improves NS’ equipment reliability and availability
  • Oversees maintenance contract compliance
  • Provides technical expertise to quickly return equipment to service
  • Develops and establishes alternative component options
  • Develops and administers expense budgets.
  • Communicates with internal and external organizations, including customers, contractors, suppliers, other railroads, and regulatory agencies.
  • Establishes working relationship with and leads maintenance teams
  • Perform terminal audits and machine inspections
  • Position requires seven day a week responsibility, emergency call-outs, and frequent overnight travel when assistance for troubleshooting is required


Job-Related Experience:

  • Minimum Level: 3-5   
  • Preferred Level:  6-10


  Preferred Level:  Bachelor's Degree (BS)

  • Engineering - Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of hydraulics, mechanical, electrical systems
  • Understanding of industrial control systems including software logics and hardware
  • Understanding technical schematics
  • Exceptional troubleshooting skills
  • Working knowledge of diesel engines
  • Working knowledge of maintenance planning
  • Working knowledge maintenance software
  • Leadership
  • Time management
  • Planning and organization
  • Verbal and written communication
  • MS Office Suite

Work Conditions

Environment: Office/Field

Shift Work: No

On-Call: Yes

Weekend Work: Yes

Travel Required: 5 - 15 Days per Month

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.


Effective December 8, 2021, NS has paused its implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate given the dynamic legal proceedings.  The ultimate outcome of the federal contractor vaccine mandate is yet to be determined. It is still possible that the mandate, as it applies to NS, could be upheld in court in the near future. If the mandate is upheld, NS employees will be required to be vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago