Employment

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

SENIOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

The senior software developer will be responsible for the day to day operation and enhancements of Belt Railway’s custom developed Belt Apps platform. This is a hands-on role which will be responsible for all stages of the software development lifecycle including functional design, technical architecture and design, development, testing, user enablement and adoption, end user support, and issue triage. The software is built using Java / Spring / Thymeleaf, with a Microsoft SQL Server Database and deployed in the Microsoft Azure cloud environment.

  • Attend requirements gathering sessions with product owners and end users, produce functional designs that reflect what the features will do and document all findings
  • Implement the necessary screens, programming logic, and reports to implement the business requirements. Fully test solutions and deploy the components to the necessary environments
  • Actively participate in quality assurance, including hands-on system and user testing of the software developed
  • Work with end users to assist them in using and adopting the platform, as well as supporting their day to day support questions. Plan ongoing software deployments to continually release enhancements and fixes to end users
  • Mentor and guide junior developers, assign tasks, pair programming, conduct code reviews.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field from an accredited university, required
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field is a plus

 Experience

  • Five (5) + years’ application development experience; preferably in Java / Spring environment
  • Two (2) or more years’ writing and optimizing SQL queries
  • One (1) or more years’ experience on the Microsoft Azure platform
  • Experience deploying web applications a plus

Technologies

  • Java, Spring, Thymeleaf, HTML, CSS, Javascript, SQL, Microsoft SQL Server
  • Azure Web Apps, Virtual Machines, Azure DevOps

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming (OOP)
  • Knowledge and understanding of SDLC (System Development Life Cycle)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively, as well as independently, in a team environment
  • Ability to lead junior developers

Resumes should be emailed to hr@beltrailway.com or faxed to (708) 496-4005. No phone calls, please.

FINANCE MANAGER

Reporting directly to the CFO & Controller, the Finance Manager is involved in day-to-day transactional activities impacting material receipts, invoices, purchase orders and accounting entries.  Finance Manger will play a key role in implementing automation software and will own the accounts payable, fixed assets and inventory processes. 

 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 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 Finance Manager does:

  • Manage accounts payable process, including vendor setup, invoice processing, analyzing transactions for taxability.
  • Filing all necessary reports/returns with government agencies (i.e. sales tax, out-of-state vehicle purchases, heavy vehicle, Form 1099’s, etc.)
  • Review purchase orders, receipts and invoices to ensure that all transactions are classified in the correct period and general ledger business unit/object account.
  • Analyze open receipts to ensure that the liability exists & follow up with vendors on open items.
  • Responsible for the recording of inventory receipts and charge-outs.
  • Reconciling Inventory including taking the lead on periodic physical inventory counts & researching any discrepancies.
  • Provide assistance with capital projects, ensure that transaction are properly classified & items are capitalized to the correct fixed asset account.
  • Prepare, review, and post general ledger entries.
  • Oversee fixed assets submodule system ensuring accuracy of additions, betterments, dispositions and monthly depreciation and overall correctness for the calculation of depreciation schedules.
  • Supervise & review the completion of yearly property tax return
  • Prepare workpapers for tax accountants & external auditors.
  • Play lead role in management of P-card administration, reconciliation and reporting
  • Supervise contract employees.
  • Oversee car repair billing process
  • Implement three-way matching process in accounting system
  • Play key role in selecting vendors to automate invoice approval software ensuring integration into accounting system
  • Serve as liaison between Engineering and Finance/Accounting
  • Produce monthly expense analysis comparing various department monthly results vs prior year and budgeted results for the CFO
  • Assist in producing the operating and capital budget at the direction of the CFO
  • Oversee account reconciliation process
  • Assisting Accounting Manager & CFO as necessary including ad hoc projects as directed by CFO

Who we’re looking for:

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 5 to 10 years of related work experience
  • Experience in accounts payable supervisory role, receiving and inventory management and financial analysis
  • Evidence of successful process improvements and software implementations
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Attention to details
  • Work proactively with minimal direction and change ambassador
  • Demonstrated ability to learn, use and implement new technologies
  • Knowledge of industry leaders in system enhancements geared toward automation
  • Experience working with JD Edwards ERP system a plus
  • CPA a plus
  • Experience supervising union employees a plus
  • Transportation industry / Railroad experience a plus

Resumes can be submitted by email at hr@beltrailway.com.  No phone calls, please.

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.


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.