Employment

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.


LOCOMOTIVE ELECTRICIAN

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago is currently accepting resumes for Locomotive Electricians. 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 the following duties is preferred:

  1. DC control – low voltage (64-74 volts)
  2. DC power control high voltage (up to 1,100 volts DC)
  3. DC relay control (relay logic)
  4. Diesel power plant control (NRE multiple engines, 2,200 volts AC)
  5. Ability to lift up to 80 pounds; ability to climb on top of locomotives (15 feet)
  6. Experience with large DC motors for traction
  7. Large DC generator maintenance (600 nominal volts)
  8. Familiar with reading electrical prints
  9. Large AC rectifier maintenance
  10. Rotating electrical alternator maintenance
  11. Familiarity troubleshooting locomotive electrical systems (NRE, EMD, GE); working knowledge of laptop-based computer control systems
  12. Insulation resistance testing to 2,500 volts and above if needed
  13. Start and Charging work (24-64 volts)
  14. Cleaning of Rotating Electrical Equipment with compressed air and solvents
  15. Some radio antenna installation and repair
  16. Strong mechanical aptitude; ability to work independent of supervision.

Resumes can be submitted by email at hr@beltrailway.com, or by fax at (708) 496-4005 to Human Resources. 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 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.


Communications Electrician

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago is seeking a Communications Electrician. FCC license, or ability to obtain FCC license within 90 days of hire date, is preferred. Class A CDL, or ability to obtain Class A CDL within 90 days of hire date, 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. Experience operating heaving equipment preferred. Must be able to work variable shifts, and must be able to meet full-time employment requirement. Must be able to work in a safety-sensitive, construction-oriented environment.

Resumes should be submitted by email at hr@beltrailway.com, by fax at (708) 496-4005. No phone calls please. Veterans encouraged to apply.

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.


Roadmaster

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Competency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings, right-of-way maps and constructions 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.


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.