The Belt Railway Company of Chicago is currently accepting resumes for a Roadmaster. The Track Department is responsible for planning and directing inspection, construction, maintenance and repair for Track Infrastructure and other Structures (bridges, buildings, miscellaneous facilities). This position will serve as the first line supervisor, responsible for the planning of all track-related activities including working with management team to define priorities, establish performance expectations and metrics/measurements, and evaluate performance. Field activity is a routine part of this position, accounting for roughly 70% of duties.


  • Maintaining BRC and Engineering Department safety standards
  • Developing work and track maintenance plans to support operations
  • Supervising field personnel in completion of inspections, maintenance, and construction
  • Identifying and developing appropriate training programs for various work groups
  • Developing knowledge of BRC internal and external customer service needs
  • Developing and executing engineering plans to support BRC’s capital program
  • Ensuring coordination between various BRC departments


  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • 3-5 years related work experience; demonstrated broad knowledge of railroad operations
  • Bachelors of Science in related field a plus


  • Competency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings, right-of-way maps and construction plans
  • Knowledge and understanding of FRA track safety standards; ability to apply knowledge in the field and document non-compliance
  • Ability to effectively communicate in verbal and written forms with employees, supervisors and business associates in a professional manner

Qualified applicants should email resume and cover letter to hr@beltrailway.com.

POSTED: June 17, 2016


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.


  • 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


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: Apr 18, 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

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