Superintendent Transportation

Company: The Belt Railway Company of Chicago
Position Title: Superintendent 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-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.

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.


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.

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.