Employment

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

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.

LOCOMOTIVE MACHINIST

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. 

Ideal candidates will possess:

  • Previous heavy diesel mechanical experience with welding and/or general mechanical experience.
  • Documented history of heavy diesel mechanical training and qualifications.
  • Strong safety record, including focus on maintaining safe work habits and practices.

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.

LOCOMOTIVE SHOP LABORER

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago is currently accepting resumes for Locomotive Shop Laborers.  Locomotive Shop Laborers are responsible for providing basic service to BRC and foreign locomotives (sanding, water, general cleaning) as well as providing general labor in the BRC Locomotive Repair Shop.  Applicants must be able to regularly work variable shifts, including evenings, overnight and weekends.  Applicants must be comfortable working outdoors in variable weather conditions throughout the year.  Must be able to safely work on or near heavy machinery.  High School Degree or equivalent and valid driver’s license 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.

PTC/IT Security Manager

The PTC/IT Security Manager serves as the BRC’s internal expert on Positive Train Control (PTC) and corporate information security, leading a diverse team of technical subject matter experts to enable the success of the BRC’s current and future PTC installation. The role coordinates extensively, both internally and externally, with multiple stakeholders representing the BRC in the on-going maintenance and development of the PTC system. The role involves a high degree of forward-facing interaction with multiple service contractors, tenant railroads, regulators, and others; providing follow-up and direction to assure the systems function properly, thus enabling the railway to meet its regulatory obligations. 

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’s 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 PTC/IT Security Manager does: 

  • Assist in coordinating with multiple departments in relation to testing, development and implementation of PTC and train control related systems on the railway
  • Serves as the BRC’s primary expert on cybersecurity and the protection of the BRC’s internal technology systems
  • Experience in formal integration/testing methods
  • Knowledge of railroad systems operations, engineering principles and concepts, and general operating rules preferred
  • On-going maintenance and development of the PTC system
  • Assure that business technology policies are properly administered 

Who we’re looking for:

  • Advanced formal education, experience as technical expert on PTC
  • 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
  • Software development experience 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 should be emailed to hr@beltrailway.com.  No phone calls, please.

Equipment Mechanic

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago is currently accepting applications for  Equipment Mechanic.

The Equipment Mechanic will service, troubleshoot problems and make needed repairs to  BRC equipment. Must have experience with various types of engines, heavy equipment repairs and welding. Requires the ability to read and comprehend hydraulic, electrical and air system prints/schematics. Requires checking parts lists, appropriately ordering material and recordkeeping. Must be able to adequately read and write the English language. Must have a valid, Class B CDL.  Must be able to qualify on BRC Roadway Worker Protection, On-Track Safety Rules and BRC Operating Rules. May be assigned other duties incidental to the operation of the railroad.

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.  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 for overtime calls 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. 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.