Employment

Software Developer

Company: The Belt Railway Company of Chicago
Position Title: Junior Software Developer
Location: Clearing Yard, Bedford Park, IL
Compensation: Commensurate with experience and includes a comprehensive fringe benefits package.
Job Title: Software Developer

The software developer will be responsible for the day to day operation and enhancements of Belt Railway’s custom developed Belt Apps platform. This is a hands-on role which will be responsible for all stages of the software development lifecycle including functional design, technical architecture and design, development, testing, user enablement and adoption, end user support, and issue triage. The software is built using Java / Spring / Thymeleaf, with a Microsoft SQL Server Database and deployed in the Microsoft Azure cloud environment.

  • Attend requirements gathering sessions with product owners and end users, produce functional designs that reflect what the features will do and document all findings
  • Implement the necessary screens, programming logic, and reports to implement the business requirements. Fully test solutions and deploy the components to the necessary environments
  • Actively participate in quality assurance, including hands-on system and user testing of the software developed
  • Work with end users to assist them in using and adopting the platform, as well as supporting their day to day support questions. Plan ongoing software deployments to continually release enhancements and fixes to end users

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field from an accredited university, required
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field is a plus

 Experience

  • Three (3) + years’ application development experience; preferably in Java / Spring environment
  • Three (3) or more years’ writing and optimizing SQL queries
  • Three (3) or more years’ experience on the Microsoft Azure platform
  • Experience deploying web applications a plus

Technologies

  • Java, Spring, Thymeleaf, HTML, CSS, Javascript, SQL, Microsoft SQL Server
  • Azure Web Apps, Virtual Machines, Azure DevOps

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming (OOP)
  • Knowledge and understanding of SDLC (System Development Life Cycle)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively, as well as independently, in a team environment

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


Locomotive Shop Foreman

RESUMES ARE CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING IMMEDIATE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: LOCOMOTIVE SHOP FOREMAN

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago is currently accepting applications for a Locomotive Shop Foreman. Previous background supervising inspection, repair and regular maintenance operations in a railroad setting is strongly preferred. The position is a union-represented position on the Belt’s ARASA seniority roster, and is subject to seniority for preference of job assignment, vacation, holidays, etc. Summary of qualifications is as follows:

  1. Proven ability to take measures to provide the highest level of safety.
  2. Hands-on experience in supervising workers, auditing repaired equipment and using proper quality control procedures.
  3. Demonstrated ability to coordinate and allocate assignments to craft workers following the company’s directions and mechanical procedures.
  4. Good organizational skills and the ability to communicate well with others.
  5. Competency with standard computer systems is required.
  6. Must possess effective problem solving and decision-making skills.
  7. 5+ years of experience in Diesel shop repair facility environment.
  8. 2+ years’ experience in a supervisor role (preferred but not required).
  9. Must be able to regularly work variable shifts, including evenings and weekends. Ability to work overtime as needed is required.
  10. High School Degree or Equivalent from a state-accredited provider.
  11. Valid driver’s license with insurable record.

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.

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.


Signal Maintainer

RESUMES ARE CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING IMMEDIATE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: SIGNAL MAINTAINER

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. Ability to work overtime as needed to support business operations is a 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.

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.


Manager – Labor Relations & Human Resources

Company: The Belt Railway Company of Chicago
Position Title: Manager – Labor Relations & Human Resources
Location: Clearing Yard, Bedford Park, IL
Compensation: Commensurate with experience and includes an excellent fringe benefits package
Job Title: Manager – Labor Relations & Human Resources

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago, located near Midway Airport, is the largest by-volume intermediate switching terminal railroad in the U.S, routinely processing 2,500 – 3,000 railcars daily. The BRC is seeking a skilled Labor Relations & Human Resources professional. Reporting to the General Counsel, the position is responsible for broad labor and employee relations roles, including developing and administering corporate policies and programs, contract negotiation and administration, labor grievance handling through arbitration, management training and development, and all phases of the recruiting and onboarding process. Prior experience with administration of rail labor agreements is preferred. Illinois-licensed JDs with 0-5 years’ experience in labor/employment law are also strongly preferred. This position represents a unique opportunity to gain a high level of relevant experience in several concurrent administrative fields. The ideal candidate is either a relatively junior attorney with an interest in developing a multifaceted skillset in the overall administrative aspect of the railroad, or an experienced labor relations/human resources professional with previous railroad or transportation industry experience. Outstanding benefits include excellent health/dental/vision coverage, 401(k) with matching, generous employer-provided life insurance coverage, an annual incentive compensation program, and a traditional defined benefit pension benefit.

For consideration, email resume, cover letter and a brief (10 page maximum) writing sample (if applicable) to hr@beltrailway.com or fax 708-496-2608.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Employee Relations Business Management or related field from an accredited university, required.
  • JD licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois with 0-5 years’ experience highly preferred.
  • If applicable, membership in relevant professional organizations, such as SHRM or others.

Experience

  • Labor Relations (CBA administration; labor grievance handling, arbitration, collective bargaining)
  • Human Resources (recruitment from job posting through onboarding, benefits administration, employee point of contact for questions and complaints, employee engagement and development/training)
  • Legal (labor/employment background, advocacy before courts and/or administrative agencies, contract drafting/review, advising other business units on legal issues)

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills; comfort interacting with a wide variety of employees, fellow managers at all levels of the organization, external vendors, outside counsel, local government representatives, and regulators
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Resumes should be emailed in a standalone file format (no fileshare links, please) to hr@beltrailway.com. No phone calls, please.


General Manager – Operations

Company: The Belt Railway Company of Chicago
Position Title: General Manager – Operations
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 all operating activities on the BRC. Responsible for the safe, efficient and economical operation of the BRC’s Transportation, Engineering and Mechanical Departments. Includes overall supervision of each BRC operating department on both a daily and long-term basis, and reports to BRC’s President. 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, BRC executive leadership, labor organizations and government agencies.

Required Experience, Knowledge and Skills: Must possess ten-plus years of operating experience, extensive knowledge of all facets of railway operations, a high level of managerial, human relations and regulatory (FRA) compliance skills. The successful candidate will possess proven leadership skills, a demonstrated ability to provide leadership by example, and the skill set to develop tomorrow’s  leaders by mentoring and coaching. College degree preferred.

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


Transportation Clerk

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago is currently accepting resumes for Transportation Clerks. Previous professional experience involving accurate tracking of deliveries for a logistics company and a high degree of related customer service experience is required. Must be able to work variable shifts, including evenings and weekends. High School Diploma or equivalent, valid driver’s license and computer proficiency is a must. Data entry and logistics tracking experience preferred.

Resumes can be submitted by email at hr@beltrailway.com. No phone calls, please.


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.


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.


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


 

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.