Norfolk Southern Mechanical Supervisor Trainee in Birmingham, Alabama
A Day in the Life of a Mechanical Supervisor
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Mechanical supervisors efficiently and effectively lead world-class teams ranging from roughly 8-25 skilled laborers constructing, repairing, and maintaining locomotives and rail cars. During training, you will learn how to conduct inspections and repairs at the component level on both locomotives and railcars. You will become familiar with the compliance standards of NS, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). 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 a 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
Preferred Degree Paths:Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering, Electro-Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, or similar field of study
Willing to relocate anywhere throughout our 22 state network
Environment: Field/Machine Shop
Weekend Work: Yes
Shift Work: Yes
Travel Required: up to 4 trips per year after initial training program
Norfolk Southern Corporation(NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500route milesin 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 25,000 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.