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Norfolk Southern plans recruiting session in Harrisburg, PA, region

Harrisburg, PA - Mar 08, 2012


Norfolk Southern is seeking applicants to fill positions as train conductors in the Harrisburg region. An employment information and recruiting session will be held at 8 a.m., Tuesday, March 20.  

WHO: Norfolk Southern
WHAT: Employment information and recruiting session for conductors
WHEN: 8 a.m.* Tuesday, March 20 *(Applicants must arrive before 8 a.m.)
WHERE: Holiday Inn Harrisburg East
4751 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, Pa.

Conductor Job Description:You’ll start as a conductor trainee, operate track switches, couple cars, and work on freight trains in rail yards or travel with trains. Most of the jobs involve working outdoors and at night, on weekends and holiday shifts. You must be able to perform several tasks that require pulling, controlling and climbing on and off equipment. Significant travel may be involved, and you might spend a day or more per week away from your home terminal. Watch this video to learn more. This job leads to becoming a locomotive engineer.

Requirements:  Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license. Those who receive a job offer are required to successfully complete a medical exam, drug test, and background investigation.

Norfolk Southern has hired more than 600 people since January and anticipates adding 2,000 more employees by the end of the year. To learn more about jobs with Norfolk Southern, go to the careers website.

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 20,000 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 and industrial products.


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