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Industry SectorRailway Communications Manager / Director, Telecommunications
LocationsRail jobs in USA, Richmond
Contract TypePermanent
Date Posted10 January 2013

Job Description


Job Summary:
Plan, assign and manage the installation, operation maintenance and repair of various communications systems and support items that affect line-of-road and yard operations . Direct the daily assignments of union employees and responsible for all safety aspects within their area of responsibility.

Primary Activities and Responsibilities:

Enforce safety and operating rules.
Measure and evaluate effectiveness of safety program, using established goals.
Conduct safety observations and operational tests on periodic and regular basis to detect and correct rule violations, hazards, and incorrect work practices and procedures.
Manage for steady improvement in safety of all communication forces and conducts safety, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), and rules classes
Plan and direct field tests to ensure efficiency and durability of communications equipment and formulate technical, installation, corrective and preventative maintenance standards.
Ensures the communication platforms (voice, radios, data, and video) are operating within measured technical specifications and are within Federal Communications Commission (FCC) compliance
Analyze manpower requirements and schedule work accordingly.
Coach, teach and develop direct reports by being where the work is, seeking training opportunities and providing timely feedback. Hold formal investigations.
Recruit, interview, and train union employees.
Oversee the proper and efficient communication operations in Train Dispatching Centers, Yards, Terminals, and the right-of-way.
Plan and schedule all assigned communication projects ensuring timely completion and within budget limitations.
Ensure end users area satisfied and customer requirements are met.
Manage labor, material, installation, operation and maintenance problems and cost estimates on assigned territory.
Responsible for Payroll Approval Procurement Card Oversight and other Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) compliance
Prepare specifications related to bids for communications equipment and infrastructure such as towers, spectrum and test equipment
Miscellaneous activities and responsibilities as assigned by manager.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors degree from an accredited institution required in Electronic/Electrical Trades or related major field of study
1 or more years of experience required in Radio Communications, Electronics, Networking, Telephone Systems, Video Systems or Computer Systems

Equivalent Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma/GED or Associates degree from an accredited institution
3 or more years of experience required in Radio Communications, Electronics, Networking, Telephone Systems, Video Systems or Computer Systems

Preferred Qualifications
In addition to meeting the above qualifications, the following is preferred:

Bachelors degree from an accredited institution in Electronic/Electrical Trades
3 or more years of supervisory experience in Railroad Radio Communications, Electronics, Networking, Telephone Systems, Video Systems or Computer Systems
Certifications/License(s): Federal Communications Commission (FCC) License, A+ Certification, or Network Certification

Knowledge and Skills:

Knowledge and ability to interpret the labor agreements covering local personnel
Knowledge of CSX Safety Rules
Knowledge of safe job procedures and CSX Operating Rules
Ability to create, read and understand design drawings and specifications
Ability to understand/interpret legal compliance with federal and state regulations regarding communications systems
Project Management skills
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
CSX Mainframe skills

The CSX Competency Framework is the foundation of our Talent Strategy and is what drives CSX performance. CSX accordingly selects and develops talent based on each of the following competencies: analyze issues and make effective decisions, advance the business, engage, coach, and build a diverse workforce, build partnerships, improve service quality and processes, execute effectively, demonstrate personal leadership, and demonstrate functional and technical agility.

Job Requirements:

50% travel required.
Wear protective equipment such as welding shields, hard hat, hearing protection, steel-toe boots, work boots, safety vest, face shield, and safety glasses.
Work hours varying in length and schedule (may include a non-standard work week).
Federal regulations require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol.
The applicant selected for this position may be required to successfully complete a background check and physical including a drug test. Passing results must be received prior to start date in new position.

Environmental Conditions:

Work outside in all weather conditions.

Safety Commitment:
Safety is a way of life at CSX, encompassing every aspect of company operations. Guided by a policy of ensuring the safety of our employees, our customers, and the communities we serve, CSX works relentlessly to prevent accidents and injuries. Not only is it the right thing to do, but when a company puts safety first, everyone benefits: the employees and their families, the customers, and the communities.

This is a safety sensitive position. The candidate selected for this position must successfully complete a full physical including a drug test. Passing results must be received prior to start date in new position. All candidates safety records will be reviewed and considered when evaluating the candidate pool.

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