Norfolk Southern Management Trainee: Operations Supervisor in Decatur, Illinois
Posting Start Date: 09/07/2017
Posting End Date: 05/31/2018
A Day in the Life of an Operations Supervisor
Starting your journey here at NS means you will be provided with leadership and railroad operations training to launch your career in the fast-paced, exciting career in operations management. As an Operations Supervisor, you will learn railroad operations in preparation to supervise conductors and locomotive engineers at a rail terminal or a road territory. To ensure you are setup for success, our Operations Supervisors complete a conductor certification course to receive hands-on experience and exposure to our operations environment.
The railroad is an around the clock business, so prepare to work unconventional hours in varying weather conditions. In this “boots on the ground” position, expect to spend time in rail towers, dispatch centers, and even riding trains. As an Operations Supervisor you will be an integral part of moving freight safely and efficiently to our customers, which is our number one priority and the key to success at Norfolk Southern.
What makes a successful Operations Supervisor?
Problem solving and decision making skills
Ability to communicate effectively and build relationships
Flexibility in a dynamic work environment
Commitment to leading a safe operation
What to Expect in the Work Environment
The nature of our industry requires a supervisor to be on the job weekends, on various shifts and on call. Supervisors will perform their duties both indoors and outdoors. Travel will be limited to onboarding training and occasional business travel.
The work location is located in the operating territory of Decatur, IL.
Education / Experience
Preferred Degrees: All majors considered
In lieu of a degree: Leadership backgrounds from industries such as military, manufacturing, transportation and logistics
Projected Career Path
Operations Supervisor - Rail Operations Supervisor - Sr. Rail Operations Supervisor - Rail Operations Manager - Sr. Rail Operations Manager
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 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.