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Industry SectorMaintenance Manager, Director vacancies, Other Rail Planning jobs, Other Railway operations jobs, Planning, Rail Operations, Railway Operations Specialist, advisor
BenefitsUSD 94,000.00 - USD 118,000.00
LocationsRail jobs in USA, Raleigh
Contract TypePermanent
Date Posted12 February 2013

Job Description


SUMMARY OF DUTIES: This position is accountable for the safe and efficient movement of trains and for the oversight of first-line managers and train and engine crews, and possibly mechanical employees and/or contractors at outlying facilities in a designed area on a division.
Must have extensive management experience in a leadership role dealing with all aspects of railroad operations. Thorough knowledge of RR operating procedures, policies and FRA regulations. Knowledge and familiarity with freight operating agreements associated with the Division; demonstrated ability to develop and manage a Division operating budget. Experience leading and managing others with different levels of expertise. Knowledge and familiarity with CSX and Norfolk Southern freight operations in improving on-time performance. Demonstrated ability to deliver a comprehensive operational safety program with proven results.
• Provide leadership and management for division road foremen, trainmasters and mechanical foremen and/or contractors in a designated area of jurisdiction. • Manage and monitor employee record keeping, efficiency testing and compliance with all Amtrak, Federal and state operating requirements.

• Execute and manage the area’s safety plan in compliance with federal, state and local rules and regulations to
ensure goals are met.
• Manage the departmental budget and develop cost-effective operating crew couplets to maximize production
and reduce overall cost.
• Work with Crew Management Services to develop schedules to ensure all train and engine crews attend
regulatory and Amtrak-mandated training classes.
• Work with the Road Foremen and Trainmasters for the various crew bases to ensure all bulletins, equipment,
postings, etc. adhere to labor, federal and Amtrak regulations.
• Enforce and manage the rules and regulations for Amtrak policies and operating practices, initiate action for
non-compliance and recommend appropriate action for resolution in a consistent and fair manner.
• Oversee new-hire locomotive engineer and conductors on-the-job-training and certification programs.
• Monitor on-time performance for the area of responsibility and recommend ways to improve performance in
conjunction with freight carriers and PRIIA metrics.
• Oversee the conductor and assistant conductor remittance audits to meet division goals and take action to
correct discrepancies.
• Respond to service disruptions and act as senior site commander when designated by the Superintendent of
• Monitor extra board requirements to maintain established goals.
Bachelor’s Degree Business Administration, Transportation, Operations or related fields or the equivalent
combination of education, work experience and training.
• Extensive experience, leading and managing others with different levels of expertise, exhibiting innovative
leadership and management skills.
• Some knowledge and familiarity with commuter and freight operating agreements associated with the division.
• Demonstrated ability to develop and manage a departmental operating budget.
• Demonstrated ability to deliver and manage a behavioral based safety program.
• Thorough knowledge of RR operating rules procedures, policies, FRA regulations.
• Demonstrated experience with train operation, crew base, crew management, operations, train handling and
service delivery.
• Engine qualified
• Engineer Certification
• Significant experience with train and engine operations.
• Must possess a working knowledge of applicable CFR 49 requirements and applicable Amtrak labor
agreements pertaining to train and engine employees.
Demonstrated experience communicating orally and in writing within and outside of the organization.

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