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Electrical Supervisor Trainee C&S - Various Locations

Date: Jun 3, 2022

Location: Norfolk, VA, US, 23510 Danville, KY, US, 40422 Macon, GA, US, 31206 Belleville, IL, US, 62226 Birmingham, AL, US, 35210 Louisville, KY, US, 40218 Chicago, IL, US, 60609 Charlotte, NC, US, 28273 Fort Wayne, IN, US, 46803 Knoxville, TN, US, 37924 Cincinnati, OH, US, 45203 Columbus, OH, US, 43235 New Orleans, LA, US, 70117 Roanoke, VA, US, 24017 Chattanooga, TN, US, 37405 Columbia, SC, US, 29201 Binghamton, NY, US, 13904 Bluefield, WV, US, 24701 Norfolk, VA, US, 23507 Jacksonville, FL, US, 32254 Hattiesburg, MS, US, 39401 Saint Louis, MO, US, 63147 Harrisburg, PA, US, 17110 Asheville, NC, US, 28803 Toledo, OH, US, 43604-3815 Atlanta, GA, US, 30315

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 32213: 2022 ATC Communications & Signals Supervisor Trainee - Various Locations 



A Day in the Life of a C&S Supervisor

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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.


The trainee program 32-weeks in length providing leadership training and technical growth opportunities to prepare trainees to assume the duties of a C&S officer upon completion of the program. 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.

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

Projected Career Path

Engineering Associate/Terminal Supervisor - C&S Supervisor I - C&S Supervisor II - Regional Manager - Division Manager

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: Hampton Roads