Share this Job

Mechanical Supervisor

Apply now »

Date: Feb 20, 2019

Location: Various, US, 0

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 10536: MT - Mechanical 

Posting Start Date: 08/31/2018


A Day in the Life of a Mechanical Supervisor

Mechanical supervisors efficiently and effectively lead world class teams ranging from roughly 8-20 skilled laborers. As a Supervisor, you will develop skills related to managing hourly employees that inspect, maintain, repair, and overhaul our extensive fleet of rail cars and locomotives. You will learn how to conduct inspections and repairs to the component level on both locomotives and railcars. You will become familiar with the compliance standards of NS, the Association of American Railroads and the Federal Railroad Administration. You will also learn about various process improvement efforts throughout Norfolk Southern.

After a six month training program that includes classroom training, on the job supervisory training, and specific engineering project work, you will be promoted to one of three managerial tracks at a locomotive shop, freight car repair facility, or a system assignment.


If you are looking for a fast paced environment where no two days are the same, this could be an amazing start to your Norfolk Southern career. 


What Makes a Successful Mechanical Supervisor?

  • Ability to prioritize and make decisions
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems as they occur
  • Previous leadership experience either in classroom or work environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the ability to learn new/proprietary programs
  • Willingness to relocate and/or travel as needed
  • High level of emotional intelligence
  • Knowledge and maintenance experience of engines and machinery a plus


Education / Experience

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree
    • Preferred Degree Paths: Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering, Electro-Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering Technology

Work Environment

  • Willing to relocate anywhere throughout our 22 state network
  • Environment: Field/Machine Shop
  • On-Call: Yes
  • Weekend Work: Yes
  • Shift Work: Yes
  • Travel Required: up to 4 trips per year after initial training program

Projected Career Path

Locomotive: Mechanical Supervisor - General Foreman - Sr. General Foreman - Assistant Shop Manager - Shop Manager - Director

Car: Mechanical Supervisor - General Foreman - Sr. General Foreman - Mechanical Superintendent - Division Manager - Director

Office: Mechanical Supervisor - General Foreman - Design Engineer - Manager - Director


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.

Find similar jobs: