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Maintenance of Way Management Trainee

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Date: May 8, 2019

Location: Various, US, 0

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 10885: MT - MOW 

Posting Start Date: 10/16/2018


A Day in the Life: Management Trainee – Maintenance of Way

In this field-oriented concentration, you’ll be preparing for placement as a manager with responsibility for the repair, maintenance and installation of our track or bridge infrastructure system. You will learn train and track dynamics, track inspection, construction, and maintenance operations, and much more. After completion of a six month training program, you will manage maintenance employees such as; rail gangs that replace rail and spikes, tie gangs that perform scheduled crosstie replacement, and bridge and building gangs that maintain and repair the bridges and trestles on the railroad.


What makes a successful Management Trainee – Maintenance of Way?

  • A self-starter who can work with little direct supervision
  • Ability to lead others-and embracing that role
  • Ability to plan, manage, and adapt on the fly
  • Building effective and responsive interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Ability to create a work environment in which employees are engaged



  • Preferred Level: Bachelor’s Degree (BS)
  • Preferred Majors: Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Mining Engineering
  • Proficient in MS office with an emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint

Work Environment

  • Training location includes:

Alliance, OH; Atlanta, GA; Bellevue, OH; Birmingham, AL; Bluefield, WV; Bryan, OH; Chattanooga, TN; Chicago, IL; Christiansburg, VA; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbia, PA; Conway, PA;C resson, PA; Dalton, GA; Danville, KY; Dayton, TN; Decatur, IL; Detroit, MI; Elkhart, IN; Enola, PA; Front Royal, VA; Ft. Wayne, IN;G ainesville, GA; Granite City, IL; Greensboro, NC; Greenville, SC; Harriman, TN; Harrisburg, PA; Hattiesburg, MS; Kansas City, MO; Knoxville, TN; Lafayette, IN; Leechburg, PA; Linwood, NC; Lock Haven, PA; Lynchburg, VA; Macon, GA; McDonough, GA; Meridian, MS; Moberly, MO; Narrows, VA; Norfolk, VA; Pittsburgh, PA; Portage, IN; Raleigh, NC; Richlands, VA; Roanoke, VA; Rockmart, GA; Sandusky, OH; Shelbyville, KY; Somerset, KY; St. Louis, MO; Tallapoosa, GA; Toledo, OH; Valdosta, GA; Vance, AL; Waynesburg, PA

  • Environment: Outdoor/Field
  • Shift Work: Yes
  • On-Call: Yes
  • Weekend Work: Yes

Projected Career Path

Assistant Track Supervisor - Track Supervisor - Assistant Division Engineer - Division Engineer - Chief Engineer


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.

We are a team of more than 28,000 employees working together to maintain our reputation as "The Thoroughbred of Transportation". As an industry leader, Norfolk Southern offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

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

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