General Manager Transportation

Company: The Belt Railway Company of Chicago

Position Title: General Manager Transportation

Location: Clearing Yard, Bedford Park, IL

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and includes a comprehensive fringe benefits package.

Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities: To plan, coordinate, direct and control transportation activities on the BRC. Responsible for the safe, efficient and economical operation of the BRC’s Transportation Department as it pertains to BRC’s customers, employees and the general public; including switching, makeup and dispatch of inbound and outbound trains, direct mainline train movements and servicing of BRC industries. Must possess the ability to assess and correct problems in stressful situations with tight time constraints, manage an extensive workforce and develop timely solutions to operating problems. Must communicate and work effectively with other railroads, BRC departments, union leaders and government agencies.

Required Experience, Knowledge and Skills: Must possess ten years of operating experience, a high level of managerial, human relations and leadership skills; and a working knowledge of all facets of railway operations. College degree preferred.

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

POSTED: August 20, 2015

Administrative Assistant

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago is currently accepting applications for an Administrative Assistant. Responsible for primary administrative support functions in all areas of BRC Administration. Includes maintaining all confidential records (legal, HR, etc.), filing, word processing, HR and labor data entry and management, freight and injury claims recordkeeping, and employee benefits processing. This position is also responsible for managing labor claims and arbitration files, and maintaining records for wage demands/garnishments. This position fully participates in recruitment and onboarding of all BRC new hires, including scheduling interviews and scheduling new hire physicals, as well as managing applicant files during the recruitment process. This position also assists the BRC Accounting Department.


  • Minimum 5 years of stable employment
  • High School Diploma required; relevant college coursework preferred
  • Knowledge of computer-based data entry, reporting and tracking programs preferred
  • General PC aptitude (Email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required
  • Prior experience in an administrative support role strongly preferred
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Proven background in management skills and self-development preferred

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

POSTED: August 17, 2015



The Belt Railway Company of Chicago is currently accepting applications for a Track Laborer. Will work as a member of a crew to maintain, repair and replace ties, switches and ballast, using hand tools and hand operated equipment. Removes and replaces defective ties and rails. 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. CDL strongly preferred or candidate must demonstrate ability to get 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 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.

POSTED: July 14, 2015


The Belt Railway Company of Chicago Police Department’s mission is to prevent crime and losses from occurring on BRC property; to preserve the peace, enforce the law, and protect life and property, detect crime and arrest violators of the law; to solve security issues and enhance the quality of life at work. Candidates must be able to regularly work variable shifts, including evenings, weekends and holidays. High School Degree or equivalent, valid driver’s license and computer proficiency is a must.

Belt Police Officers are responsible for the following duties:

  • Apprehend or remove trespassers or thieves from railroad property, or coordinate with law enforcement agencies in apprehensions and removals.
  • Direct security activities and provide assistance at derailments, and other incidents involving railroad property.
  • Investigate or direct investigations of freight claims, grade crossing collisions, damage or loss of property and other crimes on railroad property.
  • Attend court and testify when required.
  • Patrol railroad yards and other facilities in order to protect company property and assets to maintain order.
  • Prepare reports documenting incidents, investigation, activities and results.

Resumes can be submitted by email at hr@beltrailway.com, by fax at (708) 496-4005 to Human Resources, or can be dropped of with Human Resources. No phone calls, please.

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

Manager, Communication & Signal

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago is currently accepting resumes for a Manager, Communication & Signal. This position is responsible for effectively supervising several managers and approximately 50 contract employees while reporting directly to the Chief Engineer. Responsibilities include day-to-day management of both the Communication and Signal sub-departments. Responsible for ensuring that BRC’s Communication and Signal infrastructure is properly maintained and up to date. This position will also be responsible for planning, budgeting, scheduling and acting as project manager for all C&S capital projects, as well as overseeing routine and emergency maintenance needs. Responsible for management of, and compliance with, all FRA testing and reporting regulations; will serve as primary BRC contact for all FRA inquiries on C&S-related matters. This position will also participate in labor administration, including negotiation of labor agreements with organizations representing C&S sub-department employees, participation in the BRC’s labor-management safety committee, and participating in the formal discipline appeal process.  This position must cooperatively interact with other departments and external contractors, vendors, government inspectors, etc.


  • Minimum 5 years C&S management experience in the Railroad industry
  • Familiar with pertinent rules and regulations associated with Communications and Signal
  • Knowledge of computer-based maintenance tracking programs preferred
  • Some college or related professional training required; bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge and experience planning capital projects, including budgeting, vendor review/bidding, and project management
  • Prior experience administering and negotiating labor agreements 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 or email to hr@beltrailway.com.