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Women in Operation Hero


 At the heart of our operations is a diverse group of women — from craft trainees to the C-suite — dedicated to our customer-centric, operations-driven company, grounded in safety. Bring your talent, experience, and passion for moving America’s economy to Norfolk Southern and see all the ways you can contribute and grow. 

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.


Throughout NS, women are influencing every aspect of the essential role we play in moving America’s economy; and nowhere more so than on the frontlines. We’re looking for women to join our operations team and play critical roles in moving tons upon tons of freight safely for our nation every day.

Moving the Weight of the World

A career that moves you and America forward

A career in operations at Norfolk Southern can provide endless opportunities to learn, grow, and build a successful career. From having their hand on the throttle operating our locomotives, to monitoring our trains and our network for safety and efficiency from our Network Operations Center, to ensuring we’re investing in our tracks and bridges to build a safe, reliable railroad, women in operations are at the forefront of all we do.

Moving America Forward

There are a variety of roles across operations that will allow you to blaze your own path, challenge yourself, and find solutions to make a direct impact on our country’s supply chain. Starting a career with us, we welcome all experience levels and backgrounds. A job at Norfolk Southern provides you with a long-term career path with growth potential to become a leader in the organization.

We offer extremely competitive compensation, sought-after benefits, professional development, and networking opportunities are just a few of the ways that NS supports the growth and achievement of women. NS offers a lifetime of job security at an almost 200-year-old company that moves America’s freight.  Find a career that will move you, and America, forward.

Start Your Career

Apply now to lay the tracks for your future career.

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Who We Are

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.  

  • Women in Operations

    Our Culture

    We are building a company where every employee can thrive. Our WiNS (Women in Norfolk Southern) employee resource group comes together to tap into women’s voices across NS, highlighting experiences and accomplishments of women at the company that are making us a stronger organization.

  • 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.

  • Newsweek Award

    Best Company for Women

    We’re proud to have been named as one of “America’s Greatest Workplaces for Women 2023” by Newsweek magazine, which highlighted companies that are leading the way in support and equity for women


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

Financial Security

Our Operations 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


Come Make us Stronger

Power your career and join Norfolk Southern.

Power Your Career

Find Your Future

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

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