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)
Coach cleaner (10/2020)
Electrician Journeyman (5/2021)
Police Officer (5/2021)

Current job listings
jobs.amtrak.com/search


CSX

Location | West Springfield, Mass.

Advertised jobs
Freight Conductor (6/2021)
Intermodal Service Employee (9/2020)
Track worker (6/2021)

Current local job listings
csx.taleo.net/careersection


Massachusetts Central Railroad

Location | Palmer, Mass.

Advertised jobs
Apprentice – Diesel Mechanic / Freight Conductor (7/2021)
Railroad Maintenance of Way (3/2021)

Current job listings
no link available


New England Central Railroad (see note)

Location | Palmer, Mass.

Advertised jobs
None

Current job listings
gwrr.silkroad.com/epostings

Note | NECR is a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming


Pan Am Railways

Locations | Deerfield and East Deerfield, Mass.

Advertised jobs
Certified Locomotive Engineers
Freight Conductor
Signalman & Asst. Signalman
Trainmaster

Current job listings
panamrailways.com/careers


Pioneer Valley Railroad (see note)

Location | Westfield, Mass.

Advertised jobs
Assistant Trainmaster (8/2021) – NEW
Conductor (5/2021)
Trainman – Railroad Conductor and Engineer (4/2021)

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 (5/2021)

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

CRRC MA (rail car manufacturer)

Location | Springfield, Mass.

Advertised jobs
Building Maintenance Specialist (3/2021)
Cost Accountant (10/2020)
Deputy Manager of Quality (3/2021)
Document Coordinator Quality (3/2021)
Electrical Assembler (3/2021)
Electrical Engineer (5/2021)
Facilities Support Technician (5/2021)
Industrial Engineer (5/2021)
Intern – Quality Dept. (10/2020)
Logistics Specialist (10/2020)
Machine Maintenance Specialist (3/2021)
Manufacturing Engineer II (10/2020)
Mechanical Assembler (3/2021)
Process Quality Engineer (3/2021)
Production Supervisor (5/2021)
Quality Inspector (3/2021)
Sr Procurement Specialist Buy America (5/2021)
Technical Engineer (5/2021)
Test Technician (5/2021)
Warehouse Supervisor (10/2020)

Current job listings
crrcma.appone.com


Drummac (Integrated rail services)

Location | Deerfield, Mass.

Advertised jobs
None

Current jobs listing
drummac.com/Careers


National Railroad Safety Services

Location | Springfield, Mass.

Advertised jobs
Roadway Worker In Charge (1/2021)

Current jobs listed
nrssinc.applicantpro.com/jobs


Pacific Rail Services (Intermodal yard operator)

Location | Chicopee, Westfield and/or West Springfield, Mass.

Advertised jobs
Driver/Laborer (3/2021)
General Laborer (6/2021)
Jockey Driver Non CDL (3/2021)
Laborer (3/2021)
Railroad Driver (9/2021) – NEW
Railroad Hostler Driver (5/2021)
Railroad Laborer (9/2021) – NEW
Truck Driver Non CDL (3/2021)

Current jobs listing
indeed.com/Pacific-Rail-Services/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
Bridge Inspector (4/2021)

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
Estimator (5/2021)
Field Engineer Intern (2/2021)
Track Foreman (1/2021)
Track Laborer (8/2021) – NEW
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 | “A Day in the Life: CSX Freight Conductor” (9:45)
CSX | May 18, 2021

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

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

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: September 11, 2021
Page last reviewed: May 1, 2018