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Mechanical Laborer - Elkhart, IN

Date: Sep 21, 2022

Location: Elkhart, IN, US, 46517

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition ID : 28396 


Job Description

Scope: Laborers (Firemen & Oilers) are responsible for conducting routine maintenance and service on facilities and locomotives. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk long distances and sit for extended periods 
of time; reach for tools and objects with hands and arms; climb in the back of vehicles; stoop, kneel, or crouch; in all types of weather conditions. The employee must occasionally lift up to 50 pounds. 

- Washing locomotives
- Cleaning cabs of locomotives, including restroom facilities
- Fueling locomotives
- Check oil level of locomotives
- Sanding locomotives
- Operate forklifts and other equipment
- Clean and maintain related railroad facilities.
- Do other tasks as needed to ensure the proper and safe functioning of the locomotive. 


Technical Skills/Abilities:
- Understand oral and written communication
- Problem solving and troubleshooting skills
- Time Management
- Soft computer skills
- Mechanical aptitude


Education and Experience:
- High school diploma or GED
- 18 years of age or older
- Valid Driver's License


F&O rate progression:

  • 1st year: 75% of full rate
  • 2nd year: 80% of full rate
  • 3rd year: 100 % of full rate ($ 27.33)

Work Conditions

Working hours to include shift work, nights, weekends and holidays.

Shop and outdoor work.


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.


On September 9, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 14042.  This order and the associated federal safety protocols for federal contractors that were issued on September 24, 2021, require covered contractors who work with the federal government to ensure that their employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or approved for a health or religious accommodation by December 8, 2021.  As a covered federal contractor, Norfolk Southern must adhere to these legal requirements. If you are made a conditional job offer, you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, or apply and be approved for a health or religious accommodation prior to your start date.

Nearest Major Market: Elkhart
Nearest Secondary Market: South Bend