Mechanical Laborer - Enola, PA 2023

Date: May 7, 2023

Location: Enola, PA, US, 17025 Harrisburg, PA, US, 17110

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition ID : 35052 


Job Description

Mechanical Laborers (aka Fireman & Oilers) are responsible for conducting routine maintenance and service on railroad 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 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.   

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

- Understand oral and written communication  
- Problem solving and troubleshooting skills  
- Time Management  
- Soft computer skills  
- Mechanical aptitude  
- Ability to obtain a license (Locomotive Service Engineer) through NS-provided training.   

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

Veterans and transitioning service members are encouraged to apply. Military roles that often transition well to this position (but not limited to): 2T3X1, 2T331, AE, MK, AMT, 3521, 88U.   

Mechanical Laborers will undergo 1 week of Mechanical Safety Orientation during their first week of employment, at the Norfolk Southern Training Center in McDonough, GA. During the training, trainees will be reimbursed for one round-trip and provided lodging and meal cards ($20/day).  

 Salary and Wages  
- 1st year rate: $23.39 (75% of full rate)  
- 2nd year rate: $24.94 (80% of full rate)  
- 3rd year rate: $31.18 (100% of full rate)  

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.



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: Harrisburg