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Training Specialist - Transportation - McDonough

Date: Jul 9, 2021

Location: McDonough, GA, US, 30253-7520

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Primary Purpose:

Delivers training programs that support Norfolk Southern's strategic objectives.



Principal Duties:

  • Delivers a broad range of training programs that increase job knowledge, develop skills, and influence behavior.
  • Works with team members to review and revise established courses as necessary to ensure effectiveness.
  • Measures the effectiveness of training courses.
  • Consults with other departments to gain knowledge of training needs.
  • Selects and develops teaching aids.


This position has the possibility to work out of the following location: 

  • McDonough, GA


Job Related Experience:

Minimum Level: 1 year of train service

Preferred Level: 6-10 years




Preferred Level: Bachelor's Degree (BA)


Preferred Majors:

  • Business - Human Resource Development
  • Business - Organizational Behavior
  • Education - Adult and Continuing Education


Licenses / Certifications:

Required: Conductor Certification 

Preferred: Engineer Certification; Remote Control Certification 


Technical Skills:

  • MS Word/Word Processing
  • MS Powerpoint/Presentations
  • MS Outlook
  • MS Excel/Spreadsheets
  • SAP


Skills and Abilities:

  • Communication Skills
  • Decision Making
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Accountability
  • Build Collaborative Relationships


Career Path:


Predecessor Jobs:



Future Jobs:

  • Training Manager
  • Instructional Designer


Work Conditions

Environment: Field

Shift Work: Yes

On-Call: Yes

Weekend Work: Yes

Travel Required: OVER 10 Days per Month


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.