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Electrical Field Supervisor (Entry Level) - Various Locations

Date: Feb 24, 2023

Location: Norfolk, VA, US, 23510 Chattanooga, TN, US, 37405 Chicago, IL, US, 60609 Conway, PA, US, 15027 Binghamton, NY, US, 13904 Baltimore, MD, US, 21224 Forest Park, GA, US, 30297 Norfolk, VA, US, 23507 Charlotte, NC, US, 28273 Chicago, IL, US, 60609 Jacksonville, FL, US, 32254 Lynchburg, VA, US, 24502 Decatur, IL, US, 62521 South Bend, IN, US, 46619 Louisville, KY, US, 40218 Bellevue, OH, US, 44811 Alexandria, VA, US, 22304 Columbus, OH, US, 43235 Atlanta, GA, US, 30315 Cincinnati, OH, US, 45203 English, IN, US, 47118 Fairborn, OH, US, 45324 Asheville, NC, US, 28803 Birmingham, AL, US, 35210 Toledo, OH, US, 43604-3815 Muncie, IN, US, 47303 Saint Louis, MO, US, 63147 Columbia, SC, US, 29201 Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15233 Wilmington, DE, US, 19802 Knoxville, TN, US, 37924 Fort Wayne, IN, US, 46803 Altoona, PA, US, 16602 Buffalo, NY, US, 14210 Macon, GA, US, 31206 Dayton, OH, US, 45402 Jersey City, NJ, US, 7307 Greensboro, NC, US, 27407 Allentown, PA, US, 18104 New Orleans, LA, US, 70117 Harrisburg, PA, US, 17110 Roanoke, VA, US, 24017 Cleveland, OH, US, 44105 Bluefield, WV, US, 24701

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 33652: 2023 C&S Supervisor Trainee - Various Locations 


Job Description



ATC supervisors in the Communications and Signals department play a key role within our railroad operations team. Similar to how cars interact with traffic lights, trains operate using signals along the railway that convey movement information. Supervisors are responsible for overseeing the construction and maintenance of these signals and their related equipment. To accomplish this, a supervisor manages a team of employees across their territory that can span over 100 miles and include one or more rail yards. 

Additionally, supervisors ensure other electrical railroad equipment such as railroad crossing gates, train defect detectors, equipment identification systems, and other railroad equipment is installed, inspected, and maintained. A supervisor will be responsible for a team ranging from roughly 8-15 technicians to carry out this work in a 24/7 environment.


Training Program:

The trainee program is about 32-weeks in length providing leadership training and technical growth opportunities to prepare trainees to assume the duties of a C&S supervisor upon completion of the program. During the training you will spend time throughout that period at our training center in McDonough, GA where you will take courses and have various testing that must be passed to continue with training. Additionally, through on-the-job training, trainees will learn to speak the language of the railroad, including full knowledge of railroad signaling, and how to install, operate, and perform required inspections on our unique systems. Trainees will be expected to travel during the program, have availability outside of normal business hours, and have flexibility with their schedule to support our 24/7 operation.

A Day in the Life of a C&S Supervisor: Interested in seeing what it is like to be a Communications and Signals Supervisor at Norfolk Southern? Copy and paste the following link in your browser for a 2-minute video



  • Preferred Level: Associate’s degree (AS), Bachelor's Degree (BS)
  • Preferred Majors: Engineering - Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Wireless Engineering, RF Engineering, Computer Science


Projected Career Path:

  • C&S Supervisor I - C&S Supervisor II - Regional Manager - Division Director - Senior Director

Work Environment

  • Able to work outside and be on your feet daily
  • Must be committed to working safely and wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Environment: Field
  • On-Call: Yes
  • Weekend Work: Yes
  • Travel Required: Extensive Travel during training period

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: Hampton Roads