NS Veterans


The experience and leadership you learned in America’s armed services opens the door for you to join one of our nation’s oldest companies, with great benefits and unlimited opportunities for growth, all while you continue serving your country in a whole new way. 

Serve Your Country in a Whole New Way

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; and a number of them do it with years of military service guiding their way.

At NS, we have veterans throughout our team of railroaders at every level, going all the way up to our C-suite. We are looking for proud veterans to join our team and bring their leadership, commitment, and skills to serve their country, in a different way, by moving America’s economy and ensuring our nation’s supply chain delivers.  

The Weight of the World

A career that moves you, and America, forward

You’ve already made such an impact on our country through your service, now let us help you find a rewarding career that will carry your service to our country forward, but in a whole new way. Across our 22-state network we can connect you with a rewarding career where you’ll have a hands-on position that keeps America’s freight moving quickly, efficiently, and safely.

Careers that move you

Starting a career with us, we welcome all experience areas and backgrounds. You can work in one of our craft roles on the front lines as a conductor or a field operations leader, or in our HQ building new technologies or working in finance, marketing, law, or everything in between. NS provides you with a long-term career path with job security, highly competitive compensation, and sought after railroad benefits.

If NS-employed veterans are called to active duty through the Reserves or National Guard, they can fulfill their military duties with assurance that NS jobs will await their return. The company also provides income supplements and continues existing health and life insurance coverage during Reserve duty, offering benefits beyond those required by law.

Join a Company that Helped Build America

Bring your military experience to 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. Our VeteraNS employee resource group provides support to all our veteran employees, and throughout the year brings opportunities to recognize service and sacrifice, as well as to give back to our communities. 

  • Vision & Values

    Vision & Values

    Running a railroad takes vision. As an almost 200-year-old company that helped build America, we bring a vision grounded in the past but focused on the future. 

  • 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

We 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.


Serving those who Served Us

Our Career Skills Program (CSP) targets transitioning members of the military as they begin to plan for civilian lives allowing them the opportunity to train at NS and develop necessary skills during their transition period. With a large number of Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) jobs across our organization, we stand ready to help you transition the work you did serving in the military into a long-term career with multiple opportunities for success.

Career Skills Program

Ready to Start Moving America’s Economy

Power your career and join Norfolk Southern.

Start Moving Americas Economy

Your Future is Here

From field ops to corporate to IT, careers at Norfolk Southern move the world. 

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