Norfolk Southern Conductor - Lafayette, IN in Lafayette, Indiana

Company Overview

Norfolk Southern is one of the nation's premier transportation companies specializing in freight railroading. We operate approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serve every major container port in the eastern United States, and provide efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern has the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal and industrial products.

We are a team of more than 27,000 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.

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Job Description

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Training

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.

Compensation

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.

Work Schedule

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.

Benefits

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.

Union Membership

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 testing

Work Conditions

Norfolk Southern is an equal opportunity employer including veterans and disabled.