Railroad Jobs in the Valley

A wide range of railroad related jobs are available in the Pioneer Valley at locations as Deerfield, Palmer, Springfield, Westfield, and West Springfield.

The list below includes all of the jobs that have been posted over the past twelve months. Note that many of these jobs are still currently available.

For the most recently listing of jobs check out the company’s website (listed below) or search for “railroad jobs” on the Indeed job search engine.

Railroads

Amtrak

Location | Springfield, Mass.

Advertised jobs
Carmen Journeyman (5/2021)
Electrician Journeyman (5/2021)
Foreman II (2/2022) – Current
Passenger Conductor Trainee (1/2022)
Passenger Engineer Trainee (2/2022)
Police Officer (10/2021)
Station Manager I/II (5/2022) – Current

Current job listings
jobs.amtrak.com/search


CSX

Location | West Springfield, Mass.

Advertised jobs
Freight Conductor (4/2022) – Current
Signals Supervisor (5/2022) – Current
Track worker (10/2021)

Current local job listings
CSX | Search Job Openings


Massachusetts Central Railroad

Location | Palmer, Mass.

Advertised jobs
Apprentice – Diesel Mechanic / Freight Conductor (7/2021)
Railroad Maintenance of Way (2/2022)

Current job listings
no link available


New England Central Railroad (see note)

Location | Palmer, Mass.

Advertised jobs
Conductor (5/2022) – Current
Railroad Maintenance of Way (4/2022)
Transportation and Train Crew (5/2022)

Current job listings
gwrr.com/careers/

Note | NECR is a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming


Pan Am Railways

Locations | Deerfield and East Deerfield, Mass.

Advertised jobs
Asst. Signalman – Current
Asst. Superintendent of Track – Current
Certified Locomotive Engineers – Current
Freight Conductor – Current
Signalman – Current
Track Supervisor – Current
Trainmaster – Current

Current job listings
panamrailways.com/careers


Pioneer Valley Railroad (see note)

Location | Westfield, Mass.

Advertised jobs
Assistant Trainmaster (8/2021)
Conductor (5/2021)
Forklift Operator & Train Conductor (3/2022)

Current job listings
no link available

Note | PVRR is a subsidiary of the Pinsly Railroad Company


TASI/ACI (see note)

Location | New Haven, Ct.

Advertised jobs
Conductor (5/2021)
Customer Service Agent (4/2022) – Current

Current listings
herzognew.hiretouch.com/careers/view-all-jobs

Note | Transit America Services, Inc. / Alternate Concepts Inc. a Joint Venture (TASI/ACI) operates the CTrail Hartford Line service between New Haven, Ct. and Springfield, Ma. TASI is a subsidiary of Herzog Railroad Services.


Other Companies

National Railroad Safety Services

Location | Springfield, Mass.

Advertised jobs
Roadway Worker In Charge (5/2022) – Current

Current jobs listed
nrssinc.applicantpro.com/jobs

Pacific Rail Services

Location | West Springfield, Mass.

Advertised jobs
Railroad Diesel Mechanic (4/2022)

Current jobs listing
indeed.com/cmp/Pacific-Rail-Services


Rail Management Services

Location | West Springfield, Mass.

Advertised jobs
General Laborer (10/2021)
Hostler Driver / Groundperson (2/2022)
Railroad Driver (10/2021)
Railroad Driver/Laborer (4/2022)
Railroad Hostler Driver (5/2021)
Railroad Laborer (4/2022)
Railroad Truck Driver (4/2022)

Current jobs listing
rmsintermodal.com/jobs


Progress Rail Services (a railroad services supplier)

Location | Palmer, Mass.

Advertised jobs
None

Current jobs listing
Progress Rail – Search for open jobs


Railroad Maintenance Services LLC

Location | Palmer, Mass.

Advertised jobs
None

Current job listings
gwrr.com/careers

Note | Railroad Maintenance Services is a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming


RailWorks (a railroad construction contractor)

Location | Springfield and Westfield, Mass.

Advertised jobs
Equipment Operator (6/2021)
Estimator (5/2021)
Grapple Truck Operators (4/2022)
Rail Construction Project Manager (9/2021)
Track Laborer (5/2022) – Current
Track Superintendent (5/2021)

Current job listings
railworks.com/careers


Union Tank Car Company

Location | Springfield, Mass.

Advertised jobs
None

Current job listings
utlx.com/employment-at-utlx


Training

Railroad Engineering Technology
Gateway Community College | New Haven, Ct.

Gateway Community College offers an Associate in Science Degree in Railroad Engineering Technology with two options: Electromechanical and Signaling/Communications.

The program prepares students for employment on the railroad in such careers as Signal Maintainer, Lineman, Radio Maintainer, Communications Technician, Conductor, Electrician, Carman, and Train Dispatcher.


Further information

Video | “AT WORK: Train conductor for the new Hartford Line”
By Ashley Kus | FOX61 News | June 16, 2018

Video | “A day in the life of an Amtrak conductor” (9:10)
Amtrak  | April 26, 2019

Video | “A Day in the Life: CSX Freight Conductor” (9:45)
CSX | May 18, 2021

Federal Railroad Administration videos

Railroad 101: Basic Operations (25:20)

Railroad 101: Track Configuration (29:04)

Railroad 101: Train Types and Configuration (25:15)

Railroad 101: Signalling Systems (38:10)

Page last updated: May 15, 2022
Page last reviewed: May 1, 2018