Union Machinist (Diesel Engine Mechanic) - Conway, PA 2024

Date: Jul 9, 2024

Location: Conway, PA, US, 15027 Conway, PA, US, 15027

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 37022: Union Machinist (Diesel Engine Mechanic) - Conway, PA 2024 




Job Description

Inspect, service, repair and maintain diesel locomotives.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform daily and periodic inspections, servicing, and maintenance on diesel-electric locomotives, including but not limited to performing scheduled and preventative maintenance as determined by company policy and federal regulation.
  • Fueling, checking, and changing oil and liquid levels; changing filters for engine air, air compressor, fuel, and lube oil.
  • Replacing and maintaining engine components, traction motors, generators, air compressors, wheels, and truck components.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose diesel engine malfunctions and make required repairs.
  • Performs disassembly, repair, replacement, rebuild, re-assembly, installation, adjustment, alignment, and lubrication activities on mechanical equipment.

Job Requirements

  • Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
  • Wear protective equipment such as hearing protection, safety-toe boots, or safety glasses
  • Complete annual training and pass safety rules examination
  • May require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol
  • Must pass all required assessments
  • Must pass a post-offer medical examination, including a drug screen 
  • This position is governed by a union agreement and membership is required

Additional Information

Skills and Abilities

  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Communication skills.
  • Decision Making.
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • High School diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • One-year mechanical experience
  • One year experience reading and interpreting technical drawings or schematics
  • Two years diesel mechanic experience
  • Completion of a mechanical vocational or trade school program 
  • Veterans and transitioning service members are encouraged to apply. Military roles that often transition well to this position (but not limited to): 2T331, MR, MK, 2161, 91H, 44E are encouraged to apply. 


Travel for paid training to McDonough, GA. Locomotive Diesel Engine Mechanics will complete 1 week of Mechanical Safety Orientation and 6 weeks of craft specific training. Norfolk Southern will reimburse travel and pay for lodging as required per union agreement. 

Compensation Data

Rate of Pay

  • 1st 40 Working Days: $18.87 (50% of Full Rate)         
  • Next 204 Working Days: $28.30 (75% of Full Rate)    
  • Next 244 Working Days: $30.19 (80% of Full Rate)    
  • After 2 Years/488 Working Days: $37.74 (100 of Full Rate – Journeyman) 

Medical Benefits

  • Company Benefits - Eligible 1st day of second month after hire (during training)
  • 80/20 plan for employee, spouse, and eligible dependents
  • Union Benefits 
  • Medical (Managed or 85/15 Plan)
  • $20K Life Insurance
  • 401 (K) First Day of Employment
  • After 1st year of service: Eligible for Dental / Vision

Work Conditions

Working hours will include shift work over all 3 shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays. Shifts are assigned/awarded by seniority. The work environment is a shop and outdoor work.

About Norfolk Southern

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.

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh