Employment

Building Maintenance Electrician

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago is currently accepting resumes for a Building Maintenance Electrician. The successful candidate for this position will perform electrical inspection, construction, maintenance, and repair activities on power distribution equipment, floodlight towers, power poles, air conditioning units, and other fixed facilities. The successful candidate will ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety and operations, and will ensure compliance with National Electrical Code, National Electrical Safety Code, and the Standards for Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPA-70E).

The Building Maintenance Electrician will install and maintain high and low voltage, overhead and underground wiring and equipment, control systems, conduits and cables, cross arms, pole mounted fixtures, transformers, air systems, fire alarm systems, motors and generators, lighting systems, heating systems, etc..

The Building Maintenance Electrician will handle testing instruments for measuring voltage, current power, insulation resistance, etc., and interpret and follow electrical codes, manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints, and other specifications, and work with power companies and other vendors to plan and complete job activities.

SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS

  • High School Diploma or State-Accredited Equivalent.
  • Valid Driver’s License, and ability to obtain Class A Commercial Driver’s License within 90 days of hire.
  • Minimum two (2) years’ prior experience in electrical construction and/or maintenance field.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills are crucial, as is the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to lift up to 70 pounds; ability to stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/balance/climb on an occasional basis.
  • Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity; distinguish color coded wiring
  • Work in an outdoor environment.

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.


TERMINAL ENGINEER

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago is currently accepting resumes for a Terminal Engineer. The Engineering Department is responsible for planning and directing, inspection, construction, maintenance and repair for Track Infrastructure, Signal/Electronic Equipment, and other Structures (bridges, buildings, miscellaneous facilities). Previous experience working with track dynamics, track inspection, construction and maintenance operations preferred. The successful candidate for this position will effectively assist the Chief Engineer in oversight of Engineering Department projects.

Duties will include management of construction, maintenance and rehabilitation projects including development of work scopes, designs, budgets and schedules; management of personnel, equipment, materials, contractors, and other resources; coordination with various interdepartmental personnel, municipal agencies, utility companies and contractors; participation in preconstruction, project status, and public involvement meetings; supervision of crews and/or contractors during construction; and evaluation of project billing and budgets. Technical evaluation of various engineering design and construction projects to insure that scopes of work proposed by State or Municipal Agencies, consultants, utilities and/or abutters are in conformance with railroad specifications and AREMA standards.

The position requires frequent coordination with local/state agencies and other outside parties as well as supervision of railroad personnel and contractors.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering, P.E. preferred
  • At least three (3) years of previous railroad engineering management experience
  • Demonstrated record of leadership and Project Execution; Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to work Outdoors, 24/7 variable shifts when position requirements dictate
  • Working knowledge of all applicable FRA rules and regulations.

Qualified applicants should forward resume and cover letter to BRC Human Resources Department or email to hr@beltrailway.com.


MECHANICAL – CAR DEPARTMENT

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago is currently accepting resumes for Mechanical-Car Department employees. Applicants must be able to regularly work variable shifts, including evenings and weekends. Applicants must be comfortable working outdoors in variable conditions throughout the year. High School Degree or equivalent and valid driver’s license is required. Previous experience with welding or general mechanical experience is a plus.

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


Signalperson

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago is currently accepting applications for Signalpersons or Trainees. They will assist the Signal Maintainer in inspection, testing and maintenance of batteries to insure proper operation, inspection and testing of signal circuitry, replacing defective components, wiring, broken lenses or light bulbs, cleaning signal equipment including signs and lenses with cloths and solvents, lubricating moving parts on mechanical equipment, inspection, testing and maintenance of signal equipment such as grade crossing devices, power switches and switch air unit controllers, installing testing and maintaining retarder systems, performing a wide range of construction, installation, maintenance and repair activities requiring frequent use of hand tools, general labor duties as assigned. Must be able to work in a safety-sensitive, construction-oriented environment.

Must have a HS diploma or GED. Electrical or Electronics experience in the military or on the job required. An associate degree in Electronics is a definite plus, but not required. Computer literacy is also strongly preferred. Must have experience working outdoors year round and be available to work 24/7. Must be able to meet full-time employment requirement. Experience in construction or cable installation a plus. Class A CDL strongly preferred, or ability to obtain Class A CDL within 90 days of hire date. Previous experience operating heavy machinery a plus. Must have a valid driver’s license and own vehicle. Must pass a physical, background check, and a post-offer drug test if offered a position. Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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


Track Laborer

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago is currently accepting applications for Track Laborers. Will work as a member of a crew to maintain, repair and replace ties, switches, rails and ballast, using hand tools and hand operated equipment. Uses Rail Saw to cut rail to specified lengths. Drills holes through rails for insertion of bolts using hand or power drill. Uses spike maul or jack hammer to drive spike into tie and secure rail. Uses track wrench to tighten or loosen bolts at joints that hold ends or rails together. Shifts are variable, and dependent upon seniority, and workers must be available and on-call 24/7, including weekends and holidays. Experience in welding, electrical or mechanical work or heavy equipment operation a plus. Must be able to work in a safety-sensitive, construction-oriented environment. Class A CDL strongly preferred or candidate must demonstrate ability to obtain one within 90 days. Must have experience working outside and have own vehicle. Must have a HS diploma or GED and valid driver’s license. Must be able to work on a full-time basis. pass a physical and background check, as well as a post-offer drug test if offered a position. Veterans encouraged to apply.

Resumes should be emailed to hr@beltrailway.com or faxed to (708) 496-4005. No phone calls, please.


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.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Workforce diversity is an essential part of the Belt Railway’s commitment to quality and to the future. We encourage you to apply, whatever your race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or veteran status.