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 (7/2022)
Foreman II (2/2022)
Passenger Conductor Trainee (1/2022)
Passenger Engineer Trainee (8/2022)
Police Officer (10/2021)
Station Manager I/II (5/2022)
Trainmaster I/II (8/2022)

Current job listings
jobs.amtrak.com/search


CSX

Location | Deerfield and West Springfield, Mass.

Advertised jobs
Freight Conductor (8/2022) – Current
General Foreman (6/2022)
Road Electrician (8/2022) – Current
Signals Supervisor (5/2022)
Track worker (7/2022)

Current local job listings
CSX | Search Job Openings


Massachusetts Central Railroad

Location | Palmer, Mass.

Advertised jobs
Railroad Maintenance of Way (8/2022) – Current

Current job listings
no link available


New England Central Railroad (see note)

Location | Palmer, Mass.

Advertised jobs
Conductor (8/2022)
Railroad Maintenance of Way (4/2022)
Track Laborer (7/2022) – Current
Transportation and Train Crew (5/2022)

Current job listings
gwrr.com/careers/

Note | NECR is a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming


Pioneer Valley Railroad (see note)

Location | Westfield, Mass.

Advertised jobs
Backhoe Operator (7/2022) – Current
Conductor (8/2022) – Current
Forklift Operator & Train Conductor (3/2022)
Track Foreman (6/2022)

Current job listings
Pioneer Valley Railroad @ Indeed.com

Note | PVRR is a subsidiary of the Pinsly Railroad Company


TASI/ACI (see note)

Location | New Haven, Ct.

Advertised jobs
Customer Service Agent (4/2022)

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 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 (7/2022) – Current
Railroad Laborer (7/2022) – Current
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 (8/2022) – Current
Grapple Truck Operators (4/2022)
Rail Construction Project Manager (9/2021)
Track Laborer (8/2022) – Current

Current job listings
railworks.com/careers


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: August 30, 2022
Page last reviewed: May 1, 2018