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Norfolk Southern plans recruiting session in Harrisburg region

Harrisburg, PA - Apr 04, 2012


Hiring conductors, signal maintainers, diesel mechanics, electricians, and entry-level mechanics

WHAT: Norfolk Southern Recruiting Session
WHEN: 8 a.m., Thursday, April 12 (Applicants must arrive before 8 a.m.)
WHERE: Holiday Inn Harrisburg, 4751 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA  17111
WEBSITE: Go to the careers website to learn more about jobs with NS

Norfolk Southern will hold an employment information and recruiting session at 8 a.m., Thursday, April 12, in the Harrisburg region. NS is seeking applicants to fill positions as diesel mechanics, electricians, and fireman and oilers (entry-level mechanics).at its Enola Locomotive Shop and for jobs as conductors and signal maintainers.

Norfolk Southern has hired more than 800 people since January and anticipates adding 2,000 more employees by the end of this year. Descriptions of the jobs are below.

Conductor: You will operate track switches, couple cars, and work in rail yards or travel with trains. The job involves working outdoors and at night, on weekends, and holiday shifts. You must be able to perform tasks that require pulling, controlling and climbing on and off equipment. Significant travel may be involved, and you may spend a day or more per week away from your home terminal. The job leads to becoming a locomotive engineer. Video.

Signal Maintainer: This job involves the construction, repair, and maintenance of 6,000 railroad signals in 22 states. Significant travel is required. Electronics training is useful.

Diesel Mechanic: Repairs systems on diesel-electric locomotives, including the diesel engine, air brakes, and running gear. Experience with welding, hydraulics, or equipment maintenance is useful for this job.

Electrician: Works with NS’ locomotive fleet, performing diagnostics, repairs, and general maintenance to electrical systems. Experience reading electrical schematic drawings and using volt-ohm and current meters while troubleshooting circuits is beneficial.

Fireman and Oiler: This is an entry-level mechanical position that performs various maintenance tasks on diesel locomotives.

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

About Norfolk Southern: Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern 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.



NS Media contact: Dave Pidgeon, 717-541-2247 (

An NS representative will be on site for interviews