Mechanical and Electrical Hero


Our trades colleagues keep our trains rolling. With industry-leading training, competitive benefits and compensation, and the level of responsibility you’ve been looking for, come help us keep Norfolk Southern moving.

Moving the Weight of the World

The weight of the world moves on rail, but it doesn’t move itself. Thousands of skilled workers keep it going. And they do it with grit, heart, and dedication.


All across the yards throughout our network, we’re looking for people like you to join our community of craft railroaders in moving tons upon tons of freight safely for our nation every day.

Moving the Weight of the World

Keeping Our Trains Rolling

A career that moves you, and America, forward

Our mechanical, electrical, and trade workers have a vital role in ensuring our operations run smoothly. From servicing our locomotives to maintain their operational excellence, to the important electrical work on our tracks that keep our signal lines performing across our 19,500-mile network, you’ll have a hands-on position that keeps America’s freight moving quickly, efficiently, and safely. 


At NS, we deeply value the professional trades workers who help ensure the function and the safety of our operations to move our nation’s freight. Whether it’s a mechanic, an electrician, a technician, or a laborer, we’ll train you in your chosen trade, and then continue to build your expertise through training as you move through your career.

Starting a career with us, we welcome all experience areas and backgrounds. Working in mechanical, electrical, or other trades provides you a long-term career path with growth potential to become a leader in the organization. NS offers you highly competitive compensation and a lifetime of job security at an almost 200-year-old company that moves America’s freight.

Mechanical, Electrical and Trade jobs at NS

Join Norfolk Southern and be part of moving America.

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We care about each other, our customers, the communities we serve, and the planet we call home. That’s who we are, in everything we do, and our decisions reflect our values.

  • Our Culture

    Our Culture

    We are building a company where every employee can thrive. We know that diverse perspectives make us stronger and we’re building a culture based on a Team of Teams approach, where everyone’s ideas matter and trust, collaboration and communication are how we all achieve our goals.

  • Vision & Values

    Vision & Values

    Running a railroad takes vision. Ours centers on being a customer-centric, operations-driven organization. To do that means we prioritize the well-being of each other, our customers, our partners, the communities we serve, and the planet we call home.

  • Sustainability


    From carbon-reducing initiatives to land conservation to the energy efficiency of our new HQ, we are in the business of building a better planet.


We provide the complete package with competitive pay, comprehensive benefits, and career development.

Financial Security

Our Mechanical, Electrical, and other trades positions offer extremely competitive compensation from your very first role with us. As a Norfolk Southern railroader, you qualify for the railroad retirement pension, as well as 401k plans, helping to ensure you and your family’s long-term financial security.

Financial Security

Career Development

We actively support the development and growth of all our employees. Through tailored training programs and extensive opportunities for career progression, Norfolk Southern seeks out to foster your advancement and cares about your success.


Career Developement


With wellness programs for physical, mental, financial, and social well-being, including comprehensive health coverage, we support our employees with programs that work best for them, their lives, and their work environment.



We offer perks to all our employees to make their work-life balance a little easier as they support their families and the communities where they live. These include discount programs for purchases big and small, and matching gifts for local organizations in employees’ communities.


The Frontline is Waiting for You

Power your career and join our mechanical, electrical, technician, or laborer team.

The Front Line is Waiting For You

Find Your Future

From field ops to train crews and dispatchers to mechanical, electrical and other trades, careers at Norfolk Southern move the world.

Find Your Future