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Reference90001488
RecruiterAmtrak
Industry SectorMaintenance Manager, Director vacancies, Other Rail Planning jobs, Other Railway operations jobs, Planning jobs in railway, Rail Operations jobs, Railway Operations Specialist, advisor
SalaryNegotiable
BenefitsUSD 94,000.00 - USD 118,000.00
LocationsRail jobs in USA, Raleigh
Contract TypePermanent
Date Posted12 February 2013

Job Description

Tasks

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
Operations.
• Monitor extra board requirements to maintain established goals.
EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s Degree Business Administration, Transportation, Operations or related fields or the equivalent
combination of education, work experience and training.
WORK EXPERIENCE:
• 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.
PREFERRED WORK EXPERIENCE:
• 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.
COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Demonstrated experience communicating orally and in writing within and outside of the organization.
TRAVEL REQUIRED: Yes
RELOCATION OFFERED: Yes
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