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Assistant Roadmaster

Company: Kansas City Southern
Location: Sallisaw
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Job Description:

Job SummaryThis position provides daily supervision of staff to perform cost effective repairs and maintenance resulting in safe track, right of way, and facility conditions for an assigned territory of moderate scope.Acts as a team lead and coordinates the work of others, supervising the daily activities of operations team members. Applies and enforces guidelines to ensure compliance and equitable application of policies, procedures, practices, programs, processes, and systems and makes suggestions for continued improvement or increased efficiencies. Delivers operational results that align with department commitments. Plans and prioritizes work to meet team commitments. Provides timely and constructive coaching and feedback; develops staff and provides challenging opportunities.Job DutiesSchedules and supervises crews and inspects repairs when complete or designates individuals to inspect.Oversees the operation of test cars and the remediation of defects found (Geometry, Ultra Sonic Rail Test, etc.).Oversees the operation of the Capital and Operating Expensed Equipment (Rail Grinder, Ballast Trains, Ballast Cleaner, etc.).Ensures FRA 213, FRA 214 and FRA 219 standards, testing, and inspection requirements are met. Meets with FRA as required to receive feedback regarding track conditions. Ensures compliance with all Federal, State, and Local regulations. Ensures that DOT regulated drivers are in compliance with hours of service.Manages the bid process and supervises external contractors to project completion.Plans and meets budget targets for overtime, materials, equipment and tools, maintenance, contractor costs, and crew credit cards.Manages resources for daily activities and emergency responses.Coordinates with Dispatch and state and local agencies to schedule construction projects, maintenance work and/or track shut-downs.Coordinates with Production Gangs, Bridge, Signal, and work by other entities (State, County, City, State DOT and Public Utilities).Performs accident investigations to ensure a safe environment and prevent reoccurrence.Participates with Transportation and Mechanical departments on the safety committee.Exemplifies KCS Vision, Values, and Culture in each and every interaction with team, clients, and stakeholders.

Basic QualificationsHigh School diploma or equivalentMinimum two (2) years of relevant operations experience, or equivalent combination of education and experienceFRA213 (track standards), FRA214 (safety) qualified, FRA 219 qualified

Preferred RequirementsBachelor's degree from an accredited university or collegeFRA213 (track standards) and FRA214 (safety) qualifiedPrevious Kansas City Southern experience

Essential FunctionsAvailable 24 X 7 X 365May work outdoors in inclement weatherShift work is an essential function of this job. Employees must have the ability and willingness to support mission critical railroad operations 24 hours per day/7 days per week, working various shifts as assigned. Schedule assignments may include after-hours, weekends and holidays.

EEO StatementWe value a culturally diverse workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.Company OverviewIn 1887, Arthur Stilwell constructed a north-south railroad while others were heading east and west, setting the tone for a century-old legacy of outstanding vision; entrepreneurial spirit; resilience in the face of adversity; and, willingness to challenge conventional wisdom. Building on that legacy, our culture is further defined by a new vision for the future and a core set of values - Safety, Customer Focus, Communication, Teamwork, Initiative & Innovation, and Diversity & Civility. We believe that the way we do business is as important as the business we do.In addition to a culture that allows employees to thrive, we encourage resourcefulness with an award, recognizing employees who see a problem (or opportunity), find a solution, and use whatever authority and resources are available to get a job done well - accomplishing what was previously thought could not be done.If you want to do work that is creative and strategic, be heard, grow professionally, be valued by your employer, and know that you are making an important contribution to an essential industry, a global supply chain, and the larger economy, Kansas City Southern may be the place for you.

Keywords: Kansas City Southern, Fort Smith , Assistant Roadmaster, Other , Sallisaw, Arkansas

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