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Position requirements:

This position is responsible for cleaning and housekeeping of all assigned areas in or around Bryant Yard. Assisting with servicing and maintaining diesel locomotives in accordance with federal and company regulations.  Help with testing, inspecting and properly assisting with equipment and machinery.


Applicant must be able to work on and around heavy and moving machinery.  Bend, walk, stand and sit for extended periods.  Perform heavy work, lifting/carrying of up to 50 pounds, climbing, balancing skills, stooping, squatting, kneeling and overhead work.  Responsible for performing duties and working hours as scheduled, including overtime, holidays, nights, weekends and travel as necessary.


The location of work performed (frequently out-of-doors) and the tools and material used in the surrounding work-place, expose the incumbent to the following conditions on a regular basis: weather, heat (from locomotives), water (from snow, ice and locomotive cleaning operations), oil, grease, and battery acid, noise (from machinery) and fumes.  The job requires the individual to follow standard safety procedures, be alert, and take necessary precautions (e.g., wearing/using protective clothes and equipment) to avoid possible injuries.


High school graduate or equivalent required.   Must have a valid driver’s license with no more than 3 violations in the last 3 years and no major violations.


Competitive pay rate and benefits package included.  E/O/E



Position requirements:

Duties include climbing ladders, boarding freight cars, operating track switches, inspecting cars and using radio communication to control train movement.


Applicant must be able to push, pull, lift and carry up to 25 pounds frequently; up to 50 pounds occasionally; and up to 85 pounds infrequently.  Applicant must have good balance to regularly step on and off equipment and work from ladders to perform various tasks.  Position involves extensive walking, sitting, standing and stooping.  Conductors work outdoors in all weather conditions and frequently at elevations more than 12’ above ground.


Conductors do not work a standard 40-hour work week.  Train crews are always on-call, to include weekends and holidays.  Work locations for this position include Waterloo, Shell Rock and Manly, IA.


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Interested applicants should submit application to jobs@iowanorthern.com or fax application to 319-232-1996,or mail to:

Human Resources

Iowa Northern Railway Company,

201 Tower Park Drive, Suite 300,

Waterloo, IA 50701


Competitive salary and benefits package included.  E/O/E


Iowa Northern Railway has an opening for an Accounting Manager at our corporate office in Waterloo, Iowa.  This is a full-time position and includes a comprehensive benefit package.


The ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance/Business or five years’ work related experience.  Other desired skills include a thorough knowledge of financial accounting, advanced knowledge of QuickBooks and advanced skills in MS Excel, specifically financial applications.  In this role you will manage the revenue process from contract and rate management to billing and collections; working across departments to ensure timeliness and accuracy.  The candidate will work with other members of the Finance Department in creating timely and accurate financial statements.  This will include aspects of revenue, payables, and general financial accounting.  This position must meet tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation and financial reporting.


We provide a competitive benefit package of compensation, benefits, career growth, and development.


If you think this opportunity is right for you, please submit your resume and cover letter today. Jobs@iowanorthern.com


Pre-employment background check and drug test required.


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Iowa Northern Railway Company is “ALL Aboard” for safety, great customer service, and excellent operations. We are headquartered in Waterloo, Iowa. We also have offices, repair and maintenance shops, and yard facilities in Manly, Greene, and Waterloo.

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