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Norfolk Southern plans recruiting session in Manassas, VA, area

Manassas, VA - Mar 15, 2012


Norfolk Southern will hold an employment information and recruiting session at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, for the Manassas area. The railroad is seeking applicants to fill train conductor positions to meet the growing demand for freight rail service and to replace employees retiring in future years.

Tuesday, March 27
8 a.m. start (*Applicants must arrive before 8 a.m.)
Washington Dulles Airport Marriott
45020 Aviation Drive

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.

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 in 2012. A Norfolk Southern representative will be on site for interviews. To learn more about jobs with Norfolk Southern, go to the careers website.

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.

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Robin Chapman, 757-629-2713,