Road Foreman of Engines - Lafayette, IN

Date: May 31, 2023

Location: Lafayette, IN, US, 47905

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 35556: B4 Road Foreman of Engines - Lafayette, IN 


Job Description

Primary Purpose:

Oversees safety of operations and training and qualification of locomotive engineers on assigned territory.


Principal Duties:

  • Rides with engineers on trains and provides instruction in proper train handling and locomotive operation based on terrain, power, tonnage, and train make-up.
  • Conducts safety audits, rules checks, and participates in the disciplinary process where such corrective action is appropriate.
  • Requires having an engineer's background for practical experience and technical training pertaining to the various types of engine air brakes, air signal systems, dynamic brakes, electrical, and fuel systems.
  • Requires knowledge of all the topographical characteristics of the territory over which trains are operated, characteristics of all main, industrial, and yard tracks, and locations to include curves, grades, signals, signs, grade and road crossings, bridges, and other obstacles which affect train operations.
  • Requires a general knowledge of FRA Regulations governing engines and equipment and a detailed knowledge of air brake tests and of safety appliances.



Preferred Level: Bachelor's Degree (BS)

Preferred Majors:

  • Business
  • Business - Transportation Operations / Logistics


Licenses / Certifications: Required: Locomotive Engineer Certification Preferred: None listed


Technical Skills:

  • Brio
  • Crewcall System
  • TYES
  • MS Word/Word Processing
  • MS Outlook


Skills and Abilities:

  • Decision Making
  • Communication Skills
  • Management


Career Path:

Predecessor Jobs:

  • Locomotive Engineer
  • Assistant Trainmaster
  • Terminal Trainmaster

Future Jobs:

  • Division Road Foreman
  • Trainmaster

Work Conditions

Environment: Outdoor/Field

Shift Work: No

On-Call: Yes

Weekend Work: Yes

Travel Required: OVER 10 Days per Month,

Company Overview

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


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: Lafayette