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Diesel Mechanic - Kansas City, MO

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Date: Apr 15, 2019

Location: Kansas City, MO, US, 64161

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is 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 operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.

Job Description

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Diesel Mechanics are responsible for diagnostic tasks, inspecting, testing, and repair as applicable to facilities and diesel/electric locomotives. Diesel Mechanics must be able to operate various machine tools and equipment associated with this work.

Diesel Mechanics are subject to working various shifts with the possibility of rest days being scheduled on non-weekend days. They may be subject to working overtime that would be paid at the overtime rate.



Norfolk Southern provides a 6-12 week long comprehensive training program at our facility in McDonough, Georgia, 35 miles south of Atlanta on I-75. McDonough Training Center combines classroom and field instruction. Norfolk Southern will reimburse travel to and from McDonough. While in McDonough, Norfolk Southern will provide hotel lodging and a meal allowance. The majority of training for Student Diesel Mechanics will be done at their home point where they will be paid the applicable rate as listed below.


Pay Rates

During the first eight weeks of employment, Student Diesel Mechanics will earn $15.07 per hour. Applicants who do not qualify as journeymen are subject to a 2-year training program, after which they will receive full rates. The full union scale for Machinists is $30.14 per hour.

In order to progress to the next rate level, employees must complete 244 creditable days of training in their current step rate. Upon completion of 488 creditable days of training, Student Diesel Mechanics will be considered Journeymen Diesel Mechanics. Diesel Mechanics are responsible for monthly payment of union dues from the first day of employment.

Note: Information herein is intended as a guide and in all cases the applicable collective bargaining agreement shall govern.

Work Conditions

Norfolk Southern is an equal opportunity employer including veterans and disabled.

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

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