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.



Location | Springfield, Mass.

Advertised jobs
Carmen Journeyman (5/2021)
Coach cleaner (10/2020)
Electrician Journeyman (5/2021)
Police Officer (10/2021) – NEW

Current job listings


Location | West Springfield, Mass.

Advertised jobs
Freight Conductor (6/2021)
Intermodal Service Employee (9/2020)
Track worker (10/2021) – NEW

Current local job listings

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
Conductor (9/2021)

Current job listings

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
Track Supervisor

Current job listings

Pioneer Valley Railroad (see note)

Location | Westfield, Mass.

Advertised jobs
Assistant Trainmaster (8/2021)
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

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
Automotive Painter/Prepper (10/2021) – NEW
Building Maintenance Specialist (3/2021)
Buyer/Expediter (10/2021) – NEW
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)
Manufacturing Engineer Electrical (10/2021) – NEW
Materials Planner (10/2021) – NEW
Mechanical Assembler (3/2021)
Process Quality Engineer (3/2021)
Production Supervisor (5/2021)
Procurement Manager (10/2021) – NEW
Quality Inspector (3/2021)
Sr Procurement Specialist Buy America (10/2021) – NEW
Sr Specialist WMBDE (10/2021) – NEW
Technical Engineer (5/2021)
Test Technician (5/2021)
Test Manager (10/2021) – NEW
Warehouse Supervisor (10/2020)

Current job listings

National Railroad Safety Services

Location | Springfield, Mass.

Advertised jobs
Roadway Worker In Charge (11/2021) – NEW

Current jobs listed

Pacific Rail Services (Intermodal yard operator)

Location | Chicopee, Wilbraham, Westfield or West Springfield, Mass.

Advertised jobs
Driver/Laborer (3/2021)
General Laborer (10/2021) – NEW
Jockey Driver Non CDL (3/2021)
Laborer (3/2021)
Railroad Driver (10/2021) – NEW
Railroad Hostler Driver (5/2021)
Railroad Laborer (9/2021) – NEW
Railroad Truck Driver (10/2021) – NEW
Truck Driver Non CDL (3/2021)

Current jobs listing

Progress Rail Services (a railroad services supplier)

Location | Palmer, Mass.

Advertised jobs

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

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)
Field Engineer Intern (2/2021)
Rail Construction Project Manager (9/2021)
Track Foreman (1/2021)
Track Laborer (8/2021)
Track Superintendent (5/2021)

Current job listings

Union Tank Car Company

Location | Springfield, Mass.

Advertised jobs

Current job listings


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: October 21, 2021
Page last reviewed: May 1, 2018