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Norfolk Southern - Freight Conductor

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Norfolk Southern has positions for Freight Conductor open for the following places:

 

Conductor   	 Knoxville  	 TNConductor 	Asheville 	NCConductor 	Baltimore 	MDConductor 	Harrisburg 	PAConductor 	Altoona 	PAConductor 	New Albany 	INConductor 	Conway 	PAConductor 	Tilton 	ILConductor 	Conneaut 	OHConductor 	Mingo Junction 	OHConductor 	Shire Oaks 	PAConductor 	Hagerstown 	MDConductor 	Allentown 	PAConductor 	St Louis 	MOConductor 	Newark 	DEConductor 	Harrington 	DEConductor 	Jacksonville 	FLConductor 	North Jersey 	NJConductor 	Philadelphia 	PAConductor 	Decatur 	ILConductor 	Linwood 	NCConductor 	New Orleans 	LAConductor 	Atlanta 	GAConductor 	Valdosta 	GAConductor 	Lafayette 	INConductor 	Kansas City 	MOConductor 	Princeton 	INConductor 	Frankfort 	INConductor 	Gainesville 	GAConductor 	Manassas 	VAConductor 	Elmore 	WVConductor 	Kankakee 	ILConductor 	Chicago 	ILConductor 	Elkhart 	INConductor 	Macon 	GAConductor 	Augusta 	GAConductor 	Williamsport 	PAConductor 	Mansfield 	OHConductor 	Cleveland 	OHConductor 	Norfolk 	VAConductor 	Birmingham 	ALConductor 	Meridian 	MSConductor 	Charleston 	SCConductor 	Bloomington 	ILConductor 	Columbus 	GAConductor 	Selma 	ALConductor 	Sheffield 	ALConductor 	Raleigh 	NCConductor 	SAVANNAH 	GAConductor 	Columbus 	OHConductor 	Muncie 	INConductor 	Columbia 	SCConductor 	Greenville 	SCConductor 	Charlotte 	NCConductor 	Ashtabula 	OHConductor 	Kenova 	WVConductor 	Richmond 	VAConductor 	Roanoke 	VAConductor 	Dickinson 	WV 

 

To apply go to https://www1.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/NS/PublicJobs/controller.cfm

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Pretty good site, it even has a video of what the job involves. One thing I can tell you is they have really good pay, and even paid training. I think the (MTA) should start doing those videos too. ;)

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Pretty good site, it even has a video of what the job involves. One thing I can tell you is they have really good pay, and even paid training. I think the (MTA) should start doing those videos too. ;)

 

Yeah the pay is good. Doesn't seem like a bad gig but you need a car. You have a hour and a half time frame to report to work when you are on call.

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Yeah the pay is good. Doesn't seem like a bad gig but you need a car. You have a hour and a half time frame to report to work when you are on call.

 

Yea, pretty tough, although if you work within the city, I mean like the place you report to, you don't need a car.

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Yea, pretty tough, although if you work within the city, I mean like the place you report to, you don't need a car.
Yeah but the only closest one I saw was in NJ.

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I looked into it since they had an opening by Me In Allentown PA. It would have been a bad move you get paid but its blood money your on call 24/7 and long traval away from home. Also if they don't have any work for you then you don't get paid unlike other freight Companys. Also you could have to relocate if it slows down where your at or get layed off. I am sure its not much of a Problem in the NY/NJ area but in my area its a problem.

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I got a job offer from them for engineer trainee back in '98 or '99 , (don't know if they still do that or if you have to work up to it now , but back then you could get hired directly as an engineer trainee) ... they had some job fair in a hotel in NJ and over 300 people showed up , and they were looking for 50. I made it through the day to the final cut. I think at the time the hourly pay was around $15 or $16 an hour if I remember right , so I'll guess it's maybe $21 or so by now. The training was paid as minimum wage , you went to school down in McDonough (? spelling) Georgia , and they paid for the room , board and meals. You're on call , and they can and will call you at any time to report and you have to be ready to be there in 1 1/2 hours. And in the beginning you're almost always in the yard , not over the road. So if you want to get out there for the long hauls , will take a while. PLUS and I'm sure they haven't changed this , they have a 0 alcohol tolerance policy , so basically , since you're always on call you can never drink. Even MTA lets you blow a 0.02 before you have a problem. Plus you can drink on one of your days off (if you drink , if not , doesn't matter). Down there , you have a single beer at a party then get called in and they test you and find ANY trace , you're fired. End of story. At the recruitment session they basically tried to talk everyone out of the job , with their theory being if you stuck around to the end you must really be interested. (they actually said that) Overall I didn't get a good impression of the job or the way they operate. I would have taken it if I was single , but being married my wife and I didn't like the idea of me going off to Georgia for 2 or 3 months or whatever it was. Unless you really want to be a railroad engineer , I think the MTA is a better place to work. It's not perfect , but better. I heard the motorman exam is coming up again soon , info on it may be posted somewhere on here already , if not , I'll post back on it when I get some more info.

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I got a job offer from them for engineer trainee back in '98 or '99 , (don't know if they still do that or if you have to work up to it now , but back then you could get hired directly as an engineer trainee) ... they had some job fair in a hotel in NJ and over 300 people showed up , and they were looking for 50. I made it through the day to the final cut. I think at the time the hourly pay was around $15 or $16 an hour if I remember right , so I'll guess it's maybe $21 or so by now. The training was paid as minimum wage , you went to school down in McDonough (? spelling) Georgia , and they paid for the room , board and meals. You're on call , and they can and will call you at any time to report and you have to be ready to be there in 1 1/2 hours. And in the beginning you're almost always in the yard , not over the road. So if you want to get out there for the long hauls , will take a while. PLUS and I'm sure they haven't changed this , they have a 0 alcohol tolerance policy , so basically , since you're always on call you can never drink. Even MTA lets you blow a 0.02 before you have a problem. Plus you can drink on one of your days off (if you drink , if not , doesn't matter). Down there , you have a single beer at a party then get called in and they test you and find ANY trace , you're fired. End of story. At the recruitment session they basically tried to talk everyone out of the job , with their theory being if you stuck around to the end you must really be interested. (they actually said that) Overall I didn't get a good impression of the job or the way they operate. I would have taken it if I was single , but being married my wife and I didn't like the idea of me going off to Georgia for 2 or 3 months or whatever it was. Unless you really want to be a railroad engineer , I think the MTA is a better place to work. It's not perfect , but better. I heard the motorman exam is coming up again soon , info on it may be posted somewhere on here already , if not , I'll post back on it when I get some more info.

 

Yeah T/O files in March or April, I forget which.

 

And yes the travel is a big reason why if I work transit I'd prefer to work NYCT than a freight railroad. Left New York for four years for school to go to Providence RI and I'm not too keen on leaving the NY area anymore...trust me when I say if you never lived anywhere else in your life and your a New yorker you take a lot of things for granted you don't even know till you go someplace else.

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Yeah T/O files in March or April, I forget which.

 

And yes the travel is a big reason why if I work transit I'd prefer to work NYCT than a freight railroad. Left New York for four years for school to go to Providence RI and I'm not too keen on leaving the NY area anymore...trust me when I say if you never lived anywhere else in your life and your a New yorker you take a lot of things for granted you don't even know till you go someplace else.

 

I second that Man! Try living in Phoenix......

 

I was interviewed for CSX C/R back in November of 2006 In Secaucus, NJ. They were just as strict as Motorman Mike said (For N/S RR). However, they wanted ME to pay over $5,000.00 to go to school down in Georgia. Didn't go for it......

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Yeah T/O files in March or April, I forget which.

 

And yes the travel is a big reason why if I work transit I'd prefer to work NYCT than a freight railroad. Left New York for four years for school to go to Providence RI and I'm not too keen on leaving the NY area anymore...trust me when I say if you never lived anywhere else in your life and your a New yorker you take a lot of things for granted you don't even know till you go someplace else.

 

I remember when I went to visit my brother by New Orleans, since his car was busted, we needed to go to the local Autozone place, I was like, where are all the sidewalks? he was like that they didn't have any. I was like, wtf??

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