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Norfolk Southern has a comprehensive training program, consisting of classroom and field training that will enable you to become a qualified Conductor. In addition, you will also be promoted to Locomotive Engineer based on your seniority and the need for Locomotive Engineers at your work location. You will be compensated and receive travel expenses during these training programs. Completing these training programs is a requiremnt for employment.
Once you complete the conductor training program and become a conductor, you will likely be assigned to a conductor extra board which has guaranteed minimum earnings of approximately $51,000 per year. Guaranteed minimum earnings progressively increase over the next five years to approximately $63,500 per year. Many conductors earn more than the guaranteed minimum due to work opportunities at their location. Based on your seniority, you will be able to bid on jobs which offer a higher earning potential.
After you are promoted to Locomotive Engineer, your first assignment will likely be an engineer extra board, which has guaranteed minimum earnings of approximately $90,500 per year. As an engineer, you will be able to bid on jobs, contingent on your seniority, which offer higher earning potential. Engineers are also eligible for a bonus of up to 17% of their annual earnings.
Once you complete the conductor training program you will most likely be assigned to a conductors' extra board. Conductor extra boards have schedules with a minimum of two days off for every six working days. While not on your rest days, you are subject to be called to work 24 hours a day, on an as-needed basis. Extra board work schedules are irregular and are determined by business needs. Based on your seniority, you will be able to bid on jobs with more predictable work schedules.
You must have a phone in order to be contacted for work. You will be required to report to your work location within a 90-minute notice regardless of time or weather conditions. Depending on your job assignment, you may be required to routinely spend the night away from home.
You are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package. Medical insurance for your spouse and eligible dependents is provided on the first day of the second month of employment. After one year of employment, you are eligible for dental insurance to cover yourself and eligible dependents, a $20,000 life insurance plan for yourself, and participation in the Norfolk Southern 401(K) plan. You are subject to Railroad Retirement taxes paid at a rate equivalent to Social Security tax plus an additional 5.35%. You are also covered by Railroad Retirement benefits and, following completion of the service requirement, you will be eligible for Railroad Retirement pension benefits.
You will be required to join either the Train service union or Engineer's union within 60 days of establishing a seniority date.
Alcohol and Drug Policy
Employees in Train and Engine Service are subject to random alcohol and drug testing as per the Federal Railroad Administration Guidelines. The Norfolk Southern Policy is ZERO TOLERANCE. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testingWork Conditions
Norfolk 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.
We are a team of more than 20,000 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.
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.
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