The Business Analyst is responsible for working directly with business units and the Information Systems department to identify improvements and issues with our proprietary and 3rd party software. After issues and improvements are clearly identified, the business analyst: defines the requirements of the project and prioritizes an effective workflow. The Business Analyst is involved with each project from inception to completion by communicating daily with either MIS or the 3rd party vendor to ensure each project is successfully deployed to the business units. 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’ 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 Business Analysts do:

  • Work with business units to identify and document application issues and improvements
  • Prioritize workflow for MIS and 3rd party software development teams
  • Communicate effectively with developers, users, and business owners
  • Manage 3rd party vendor relationships including contract negotiations
  • Ensure applications/features are adequately tested prior to deployment
  • Effectively communicate each new application/feature launch to the appropriate users
  • Act as first point of contact for the users after new applications/features are deployed

Who we’re looking for:

  • Undergraduate Computer Science, CIS, MIS, Business, or Engineering Degree
  • 0 – 5 years of 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
  • Experience working with 3rd party SaaS vendors 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.

POSTED:  February 25, 2014



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 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. Experience in construction or cable installation a plus. CDL is not required, but is a plus as is experience in operating heavy equipment. 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 also be mailed to:

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago

Attn: Human Resource Dept.

6900 South Central Avenue

Bedford Park, IL 60638

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The above information is not intended to incorporate every function of the position; it is to be used for informational purpose and does not fully address ergonomic conditions, and is not to be considered a BRC official job description. This notice is effective for fifteen (15) calendar days.

Job Posted 4/28/14


The Belt Railway Company of Chicago is currently accepting resumes for Locomotive Machinists. Applicants must be able to regularly work variable shifts on a full-time basis, 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 heavy diesel mechanical experience with welding and/or general mechanical experience is required.

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.

POSTED:  March 27, 2014


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

 Job Posted 7/7/14


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.

We appreciate your interest in The Belt Railway Company of Chicago. Employment opportunities are posted on this page.

For Consideration For Employment at the Belt Railway Company of Chicago:

If you are interested in being considered for a position listed above, please submit a resume that details job-related skills and qualifications to BRC Human Resources:

EMAIL resume in Word format to: hr@beltrailway.com

FAX your resume to: 708-496-4005, Attn: Human Resources

U.S. Mail: The Belt Railway Company of Chicago
ATT: Human Resources – Staffing
6900 South Central Avenue
Bedford Park, IL 60638

You must specify the title of position in which you are applying in the “Subject Line” of any email submitted for consideration. Resumes sent by U.S. Mail or fax must indicate the specific job in which you are applying. The BRC Human Resources Department does not accept unsolicited resumes. No phone calls please.

Reapply Policy:

Job applicants, who have previously attended a hiring session for a specific position, can apply for the same position, if the opportunity is available, after a period of six (6) months from the date of attending the hiring session.


Workforce diversity is an essential part of the Belt Railway Company of Chicago’s commitment to quality and to the future. The Belt Railway Company of Chicago prohibits discrimination based on a person’s race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any ground prohibited by federal or state law.

The posted job listing(s) above, is not intended to incorporate every function of the position.

It is to be used for informational purpose only.