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 MA

Advertised jobs
Coach cleaner (12/2022) – Current
Carmen Journeyman (1/2023) – Current
Electrician (1/2023) – Current
Foreman II (2/2022)
Machinist Journeyman (12/2022)
Passenger Conductor Trainee (9/2022)
Passenger Engineer Trainee (8/2022)
Station Manager I/II (5/2022)
Trainmaster I/II (8/2022)

Current job listings
jobs.amtrak.com/search


CSX

Location | Deerfield MA and/or West Springfield MA

Advertised jobs
Freight Conductor (8/2022) – Current
General Foreman (6/2022)
Engineering – Road Electrician (8/2022)
Signals Maintainer (12/2022)
Signals Supervisor (5/2022)
Track worker (10/2022)

Current local job listings
CSX | Search Job Openings


Massachusetts Central Railroad

Location | Palmer MA

Advertised jobs
Railroad Maintenance of Way (8/2022)

Current job listings
no link available


New England Central Railroad (NECR)

Location | Palmer MA

Advertised jobs
Conductor (11/2022) – Current
Railroad Maintenance of Way (4/2022)
Signal Maintainer (1/2023) – Current
Track Laborer (7/2022)

Current job listings
gwrr.com/careers/

Note | NECR is a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc.


Pioneer Valley Railroad (PVRR)

Location | Westfield MA

Advertised jobs
Backhoe Operator (7/2022)
Conductor (11/2022)
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

Middlesex Corporation

Location | Springfield MA

Advertised jobs
Site Safety manager – Rail (12/2022) – Current

Current job listing
middlesexco.com/careers/BrowseJobs

National Railroad Safety Services

Location | Springfield MA

Advertised jobs
Roadway Worker In Charge (5/2022)

Current jobs listed
nrssinc.applicantpro.com/jobs

Pacific Rail Services

Location | West Springfield MA

Advertised jobs
Railroad Diesel Mechanic (11/2022)

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

Rail Management Services

Location | West Springfield MA

Advertised jobs
Hostler Driver / Groundperson (2/2022)
Railroad Diesel Mechanic (10/2022)
Railroad Driver/Laborer (7/2022)
Railroad Laborer (7/2022)
Railroad Truck Driver (4/2022)

Current jobs listing
rmsintermodal.com/jobs

RailWorks (a railroad construction contractor)

Location | Springfield MA and/or Westfield MA

Advertised jobs
Equipment Operator (8/2022)
Grapple Truck Operators (4/2022)
Track Laborer (8/2022)

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: January 30, 2023
Page last reviewed: May 1, 2018