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Industry SectorCarman, Car Repairer jobs, Electrician, Mechanic, Mechanical engineering, Other Mechanical, Rolling Stock, Railcar, Depots, Plants
BenefitsUSD 70,000 - USD 88,000
LocationsBoston, Rail jobs in USA
Contract TypePermanent
Date Posted29 January 2013

Job Description


SUMMARY OF DUTIES: A General Foreman is responsible for directing the operation of an area performing inspections, running repairs, modifications, and/or light overhauls for cars and/or locomotives in operating divisions. This operation includes, but is not limited to numbers of mechanics, laborers, and technicians using large and small production machinery and moderate amounts of material. A General Foreman may also manage local commuter, regional and state mechanical efforts.
• Manages equipment inspection, maintenance, and repair programs and provides diagnostic and troubleshooting expertise in order to increase equipment availability and reliability. • Functions in primary leadership role for his/her shift while maintaining oversight responsibility to ensure proper communication of mechanical issues, safety issues, material issues, etc. • Manages maintenance of rolling stock equipment in accordance with all Amtrak and regulatory requirements. • Oversees the scheduling and execution of all work orders for assigned equipment including planned corrective and preventive maintenance. • Reviews daily reports to ensure all inspection and work order results are properly recorded in WMS with attention to conditions found, performance measurements taken/recorded, symptoms noted, and inspections

completed and/or deferred.
• Monitors availability and reliability metrics and promptly evaluates problem areas.
• Participates in Maintenance Effectiveness Reviews essential to the Reliability Centered Maintenance
• Ensures foremen and mechanical craft employees are properly trained in inspection, test, and maintenance
• Implements inspection and mechanical service related safety plans and programs.
• Associate’s Degree in Engineering or related field or equivalent combination of experience, education, and
• Demonstrated experience working on machinery in an industrial, marine, railroad, or plant environment.
• Some leadership/management experience.
• Demonstrated experience in diagnosing and troubleshooting electrical and/or mechanical systems.
• Solid leadership and decision making skills.
• Solid organizational and problem solving skills.
• Knowledge of accepted industry quality standards and the ISO quality procedure.
• Ability to recognize opportunities for change designed to address chronic issues and concerns.
• Some analytical skills.
• PC skills including word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software.
• Some knowledge and experience related to safety program methodology and its application.
• Knowledge of FRA, FDA, AAR and OSHA Standards and Regulations.
• Knowledgeable in railway and rail transit rolling stock.
• Some supervisory experience in an operating environment.
• Proficient oral and written communication skills in combination to administer effective presentations.

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