Norfolk Southern Track Laborer (Local) - Vance, AL in Vance, Alabama

Company Overview

Norfolk Southern is one of the nation's premier transportation companies specializing in freight railroading. We operate approximately 21,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serve every major container port in the eastern United States, and provide efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern has the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal 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.

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Job Description

In this position, you will work as a part of a team repairing and maintaining track or the railroad right of way. This job entails working outdoors, and 8-10 hour work days. The ability to be on-call for additional after-hours work is required. Job placement and selection is determined by collective bargaining agreements. Due to seniority and the bid/bump process, there is potential to be forced to a local or travel gang.

Traveling Group Description: This position requires substantial weekly travel to any of the 22 states in which we operate. The work week typically requires travel to the site on Sunday, working Monday-Thursday, with occasional work on Fridays, and traveling home after the work is completed.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Perform construction or maintenance tasks associated with railroad tracks.

• Operate hand-held powered equipment and manual tools.

Preferred Qualifications

• Outdoor work experience

• Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

• Experience operating earth moving equipment in a construction or farming environment

• Welding experience


Track Laborer positions are jobs covered under a collective bargaining agreement and require union membership after a probationary period. Wages are paid at an hourly rate. Initiation fee and monthly dues are required as per union

Work Conditions

• Stoops, bends, kneels, crouches, balances occasionally

• May involve overtime including weekends and holidays

• May require lifting in excess of 70 lbs

• Works outside in all types of weather conditions

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

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