Mechanical Laborer - Bluefield, WV 2023Apply now »Date:Jul 2, 2023Location: Bluefield, WV, US, 24701 Company: Norfolk Southern Corp. Requisition ID : 36185 #LI-CC1Job DescriptionService and clean locomotives, transport supplies between work and storage sites, and perform a variety of support and clean-up activities in locomotive and car repair areas. Primary Responsibilities
Check and replenishing oil level of locomotives
Cleaning cabs of locomotives, including restroom facilities
Operate forklifts and other equipment
Operate various vehicles, maybe required to obtain CDL for operation of Locomotive Service truck.
May be required to operate locomotives within shop limits
Clean and maintain related railroad facilities
Complete other tasks as needed to ensure the proper and safe functioning of the locomotive
A Mechanical Shop Laborers holds a safety sensitive position in which he/she must maintain alertness and concentration while at work. Safety sensitive tasks may include:
Constantly working around heavy, moving, potentially hazardous locomotive engines.
Frequently climbing on/off locomotives inside and outside the shop in all weather conditions.
Operating and moving a locomotive engine (some of these movements may fall under the Hours-of-Service act).
Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries.
Wear protective equipment such as hard hat, hearing protection, or safety-toe boots.
Complete annual training and pass safety rules examinations.
Must pass all required assessments.
Must pass a background screening.
Must pass a post-offer medical examination, including a drug test.
This position is governed by a union position and membership is required.
Understand oral and written communication
Problem solving and troubleshooting skills
Soft computer skills
Ability to obtain a license (Locomotive Service Engineer) through NS-provided training.
High school diploma or GED
18 years of age or older
Valid Driver's License
Veterans and transitioning service members are encouraged to apply. Military roles that often transition well to this position (but not limited to): 2T3X1, AE, AMT, 2141, 88U.
TrainingMechanical Laborers will undergo 1 week of Mechanical Safety Orientation during their first week of employment at McDonough, GA. Norfolk Southern will pay reimburse travel and pay for lodging as required per union agreement.Career PathPredecessor Jobs: NoneFuture Jobs: Freight Car Repairer, Machinist (Locomotive Diesel Engine Mechanic), Locomotive ElectricianCompensation DataRate of Pay
1st year rate: $23.39 (75% of full rate)
2nd year rate: $24.94 (80% of full rate)
3rd year rate: $31.18 (100% of full rate)
Company Benefits - Eligible 1st day of second month after hire
80/20 plan for employee, spouse, and eligible dependents
Medical (Managed or 85/15 Plan)
$20K Life Insurance
401 (K) First Day of Employment
After 1st year of service: Eligible for Dental / Vision
Work ConditionsWorking hours will include shift work over all 3 shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays. Shifts are assigned/awarded by seniority. The work environment is a shop and outdoor work.Company OverviewNorfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is a Fortune 300 organization and one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 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 is a major transporter of industrial products, including chemicals, agriculture, and metals and construction materials. In addition, the railroad operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a principal carrier of coal, automobiles, and automotive parts.At Norfolk Southern, we believe in celebrating our individuality. By leveraging the unique backgrounds and viewpoints of our employees, we can create a culture of innovation, respect, and inclusion. We know that employees thrive in a workplace where differing viewpoints, ideas, and experiences are freely shared and valued. As such, we encourage all employees to contribute their distinctive skills and capabilities to our organization.Equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Together, we power progress.