“NARS definitely gave me a leg up in the training phase of my employment. GCOR rules testing and initial yard experience were greatly enhanced due to attending NARS. NARS was just a beginning, just a drop in the bucket, to the mountain of information and procedures to learn, but definitely worth the time and effort I put into it.”
The overall performance of our nation’s railroads requires every facility to be in the best possible health. As such, NARS takes the skills of building, inspecting, maintaining, and repairing the inner workings of a railroad as seriously as you do.
Our courses in this area provide a wide range of engineering and maintenance training, including training in:
- General railroad rules and requirements
- Work equipment maintenance and operation
- Track and bridge inspection and maintenance
- Welding: basic, frog and rail/Thermite
Engineering maintenance employees work on an open-air track lab outfitted with rails and ties. The area has a fully operative locomotive crane as well. Training is also conducted in laboratory settings, including a state-of-the-art welding shop.
Our training can help you broaden and sharpen employee capabilities and advance careers. For example, employees in pursuit of welding expertise are trained to American Welding Society standards and have the opportunity to earn a formal Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in welding. Students in other areas of facilities engineering and maintenance combine varied certifications to gain and enhance skills specifically vital to their current or next job on the railroad.