Employment

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.


Business Analyst

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 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. No phone calls, please.

 


Application Support Lead

The Application Support Lead is responsible for managing the overall support of the Belt Apps platform.  The Belt Apps platform is a suite of custom web applications used throughout the Belt Railway Company of Chicago.  Successful candidates should possess broad technical knowledge as well as the ability to analyze and resolve issues efficiently with minimal supervision.  This position requires strong communication skills with a focus on customer service and problem solving.  The candidate will work with a team of developers to launch new applications, resolve issues and perform QA testing.  The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, and self-reliant with a desire to learn.

What our Application Support Lead does: 

  • Provide end user support for the Belt Apps platform
  • Maintain Belt Apps system configuration, user settings
  • Provide end user training
  • Create documentation and user guides
  • Manage Belt Apps deployment windows for updates, patches and Go-Live
  • Take part in the planning and development of the Belt Apps platform
  • Manage communications to end users/groups regarding Belt Apps
  • Document solutions to technical problems driving faster resolution
  • Provide off-hours emergency IT support (24/7/365 operation)

Who we’re looking for:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related, technical field (or comparable work experience)
  • 3 – 6 years of technical support experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with a focus on customer service
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective team building and problem solving abilities
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience with Active Directory
  • Ability to complete tasks/projects within assigned timeframes
  • Experience working in a 24/7/365 environment
  • Experience with JIRA 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 of with Human Resources. No phone calls, please.


Senior PTC Systems Engineer – Wayside Signal Systems

The Senior PTC Systems Engineer – Wayside Signal Systems is responsible for the successful implementation of the Belt Railway’s Positive Train Control (PTC) Wayside Signal Systems. In this role the candidate will be considered the Belt Railway’s expert on PTC Wayside Signal Systems and be expected to provide leadership and guidance in this subject area. They need to have hands-on experience with the design and configuration of complicated large scale Wayside Signal Systems. 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. The Senior PTC Systems Engineer – Wayside Signal Systems will work under the supervision of the PTC Program Manager.

What our Senior PTC Systems Engineer – Wayside Signal Systems does:

  • Be the Belt’s expert in Wayside Signal Systems and their operation in a PTC environment
  • Understand industry and railroad requirements and standards for an integrated PTC Wayside Signal System
  • Be proficient in the requirements, application, hardware design and programming of PTC Wayside Interface Units (WIU) in Centralized Traffic Control territories
  • Be an integral member of the Belt’s Internal PTC Team
  • Work directly with the Belt’s Contracted PTC Implementation Systems Integrators
  • Design and configure Wayside Signal Systems equipment
  • Rack and test equipment in a lab environment
  • Troubleshoot lab and field production systems
  • Interact with Railroad personnel in both field and office settings

Who we’re looking for:  

  • Undergraduate (or higher) Engineering degree or equivalent experience. Equivalent work experience in the railroad signal industry may be acceptable in lieu of the educational requirement
  • Experience in formal integration/testing methods
  • Software development experience preferred
  • Knowledge of railroad systems operations, engineering principles and concepts, and general operating rules preferred
  • Hands on Individual who can do the work themselves not just direct others
  • Proven ability to provide creative and elegant solutions to problems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and use new technologies

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.