Employment

Chief Clerk – Position No. 12

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago is currently accepting applications for the position of Chief Clerk – Position No. 12. The successful candidate for this position will effectively manage administrative support functions in all aspects for the BRC Transportation Department. Responsibilities include preparation and maintenance of time sensitive union related correspondence, preparation of correspondence for signature of the General Manager Transportation, communicating with customers and other railroads regarding service related matters. Any other duties incidental to the administrative operation as assigned.

The successful candidate will be highly organized, motivated, and willing to learn the various aspects of this position. This is a Transportation Communication Union-represented position; compensation and benefits determined by the Current Working Agreement. BRC reserves the right of appointment to this position, as per Rule 1(e) of the Current Working Agreement. The successful candidate will cooperatively interact with other departments, BRC union and management employees, and external customers.

SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS:

  • Knowledge of computer-based reporting and tracking programs preferred
  • PC aptitude (Email, Word, Excel)
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Must be able to work variable shifts when position requirements dictate
  • Proven background in management skills, self-development preferred

APPLICATION INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS:

Interested, qualified applicants should email a current resume and cover letter to the BRC Human Resources Department, hr@beltrailway.com.

POSTED: Jan 05, 2016


Positive Train Control (PTC) Program Manager

Location: Clearing Yard, Bedford Park, IL

The PTC Program Manager is responsible for taking Positive Train Control related programs and projects from original concept through final implementation and assisting railroad operations for the Belt Railway. Reporting directly to the Senior Director Information Systems, the PTC Program Manager will interface with all areas of the railroad along with the railroad’s 3rd party PTC partners while driving the successful implementation of Positive Train Control at the Belt Railway. Successful candidates will be detail oriented, organized, able to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization, and display a high aptitude and interest for problem solving.

Who we are:
The Belt Railway Company of Chicago is the largest intermediate switching terminal railroad in North America with 28 miles of mainline track and more than 300 miles of switching tracks, enabling it to interchange with every railroad serving the Chicago rail hub. With Chicago being the largest hub of the railroad industry, approximately 40% of all railcars traversing North America come through Chicago. The Belt’s Class 1 Railroad Owner lines (CSX, Norfolk Southern, BNSF, Union Pacific, Canadian National, and Canadian Pacific), as well as several other railroads, bring trains to the Belt Railway to be efficiently separated, classified, and re-blocked for cross-country departure. The Belt Railway currently dispatches on a service-driven basis more than 8,400 rail cars per day.

What our PTC Program Manager will do:

  • Manage and execute all Positive Train Control related programs and projects
  • Develop a deep knowledge of all aspects of Positive Train Control
  • Define priorities and effectively manage planning, execution, and monitoring to conclusion
  • Identify and manage program dependencies between internal and external teams
  • Prioritize workflow for Internal Positive Train Control Team and 3rd party vendors
  • Communicate effectively with key stakeholders and team members
  • Manage 3rd party vendor relationships including contract negotiations
  • Ensure applications/features are adequately tested prior to deployment

Who we’re looking for: 

  • Undergraduate Computer Science, CIS, MIS, Business, or Engineering Degree
  • 6 – 9 years of successful management and solution delivery of cross-functional projects and programs
  • Strong project management and delivery process/methodology and project management tool experience
  • Self-starter and proactive problem solver
  • Needs minimal direction to create effective business solutions
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and use new technologies

Resumes should be emailed to hr@beltrailway.com. No phone calls, please.

POSTED: Jan 05, 2016


Senior Communications/Network Engineer

Location: Clearing Yard, Bedford Park, IL

The Senior Communications/Network Engineer is responsible for specifying, designing, testing, integrating, commissioning, debugging, and configuring networks. They need to have hands-on experience with the design and configuration of network equipment. The Senior Communications/Network Engineer must be able to design large scale Ethernet, TCP/IP, SONET, and MPLS network in a rail environment. Successful candidates will be detail oriented, organized, able to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization, and display a high aptitude and interest for problem solving.

Who we are:
The Belt Railway Company of Chicago is the largest intermediate switching terminal railroad in North America with 28 miles of mainline track and more than 300 miles of switching tracks, enabling it to interchange with every railroad serving the Chicago rail hub. With Chicago being the largest hub of the railroad industry, approximately 40% of all railcars traversing North America come through Chicago. The Belt’s Class 1 Railroad Owner lines (CSX, Norfolk Southern, BNSF, Union Pacific, Canadian National, and Canadian Pacific), as well as several other railroads, bring trains to the Belt Railway to be efficiently separated, classified, and re-blocked for cross-country departure. The Belt Railway currently dispatches on a service-driven basis more than 8,400 rail cars per day.

What our Senior Communications/Network Engineers do:

  • Design large scale Ethernet, TCP/IP, SONET, and MPLS networks
  • Work with networks integral to the Belt’s Train Control Systems
  • Design and configure network equipment such as switches and routers
  • Manage and maintain the Belt’s multiple networks
  • Rack and test equipment in their lab
  • Troubleshoot lab and field production networks
  • Interact with Railroad personnel in both field and office settings

Who we’re looking for:

  • Undergraduate (or higher) degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, CIS, MIS, Business, or Engineering
  • 5 – 15 years of experience
  • CCNA or other network certifications desirable
  • Hands on Individual who can do the work themselves not just direct others
  • Proven ability to provide creative and elegant solutions to problems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and use new technologies

Resumes should be emailed to hr@beltrailway.com. No phone calls, please.

POSTED: Jan 05, 2016


TRAINMASTER

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago is currently accepting resumes for a Trainmaster. The successful candidate for this position will effectively manage daily operations and employees in the BRC’s Transportation Department. The successful candidate will be familiar with Switchman, Locomotive Engineer, and Remote Control Operator duties and three (3) plus years of supervisory experience. Computer aptitude and reporting skills a must. Responsibilities include supervising multiple switch crews in daily operations, working classification yard operations, actively monitoring contract employee rules compliance, and communicating with other customer railroads as necessary. This position must cooperatively interact with other departments and external customers. Excellent opportunity, competitive pay and great benefits. Veterans are encouraged to apply.

SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 5 years of stable employment
  • Minimum 3 years supervisory experience
  • Previous experience supervising employees in multi-shift 24/7operation preferred
  • Knowledge of computer-based reporting and tracking programs preferred
  • PC aptitude (Email, Word, Excel)
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Must be able to work variable shifts when position requirements dictate
  • Proven background in management skills self-development preferred

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Qualified applicants should forward resume and cover letter to BRC Human Resources Department, 6900 S. Central Avenue, Bedford Park, IL 60638 or email to hr@beltrailway.com.

POSTED: September 16, 2015



Communications Electrician

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago is seeking a Communications Electrician. FCC license is preferred. 2-5 years of professional experience required with repair and installation of electronic equipment, such as security camera systems, radios, data transmission and storage devices, and phone systems. 3+ years of stable employment (full-time equivalent), HSD or equivalent and driver’s license required. Must be able to work variable shifts.

Resumes should be submitted by email at hr@beltrailway.com, by fax at (708) 496-4005. No phone calls please. Veterans encouraged to apply.

POSTED: January 7, 2015