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Operations - Supervisor

Company: Transportation Technology Center, Inc.
Location: Pueblo
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

Primary Duties:Under the general supervision of the Senior Assistant Vice President- Operations & Safety, the Operations - Supervisor supervises MxV Rail's railroad tracks by locomotives, trains, and all other rail vehicles by the Operations Controller. Ensures these movements are coordinated to provide a safe and efficient operation as prescribed by the rules. Serve as a focal point for all communications involving rail operations, track testing, and other site-wide off-track activities. Provide a point of contact to coordinate all MxV Rail activities and provide necessary leadership and direction to obtain objectives. Responsible for conducting Scheduling Meetings and coordinating daily and weekly on-track activities, monitoring test progress as needed, and assisting in the resolution of conflicts that present potential problems. Directly supervises Locomotive Engineers, Test Controllers, Operation Controller, and other Operation Resources personnel and monitors the individual performance of key test support personnel to ensure all applicable rules and regulations adhere to the following:

  • Ensure Operations Control Center is operating safely and efficiently.
  • Must function as MxV - Rail railroad dispatcher to control and monitor all locomotive, train, and rail vehicles on track when necessary.
  • Ensure all Operating and Safety Rules, Bulletins, and Procedures are current and being followed to ensure a safe and more efficient operation better.
  • Participation in classroom and field training.
  • Lead crew discussions on how to approach others about safety, relay information about safely servicing customer plants and facilities, ways to minimize risk, and create a culture of safety compliance.
  • Foster a culture where employees are complete with Safety rules and Operating rules.
  • Ride trains with the crews and direct operational testing & audits for the crews.
  • Correspond with customers by providing accurate and timely service.
  • Plan the movement of cars, inventory, locomotives, crews, and trains.
  • Optimize crew utilization, locomotives, and rail teams who work on track infrastructure to plan/execute track maintenance and repairs.
  • Supervise and assist in assigning Locomotive Engineers and Test Controllers to specific tasks.
  • May be required to assist in other areas within the department.
  • Coordinate the Weekly Scheduling Meeting, which outlines all site-wide activities/work and coordinates those activities.
  • Must communicate/interface with all workforce levels, including internal/external customers, and railroad officials, in a positive, professional manner.
  • Familiar with railroad operations (on and off-site) to better coordinate and communicate mainline rail movements, switching operations, etc.
  • Fully understand the Operating Rulebook, Bulletins, Standard Operating Practices, applicable Safety Rules, and any other instructions involving and/or concerning rail operations.
  • Maintain qualification and a high level of skills as a locomotive engineer and/or switchman. May be assigned to those positions, if necessary.
  • Demonstrate leadership/people leadership, scheduling/project planning, and organizational skills.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.Minimum Qualifications:
    • High School Diploma or equivalent.
    • Relevant experience in railroad operations, including Working knowledge of FRA track standards, operational experience of locomotives, and understanding of railcar repair and maintenance.
    • Must hold a valid driving license and maintain an acceptable driving record.
    • Proven leadership experience and excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
    • Adaptive and solutions-oriented.
    • Customer support operations will require shift flexibility. The candidate must work shifts varying from morning, afternoon, evening, and overnight. Weekend and holiday hours may also be required.
    • Must be fully vaccinated or be willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by the date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination is required. *Request for reasonable accommodation for a disability and/or religious beliefs is permitted.Preferred Qualifications:
      • Locomotive engineer certification or experience.
      • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of testing and training environments.
      • Certifications in railcar- and/or locomotive-related maintenance/operations/training.
        Working Environment and Level of Physical Activity:The conditions herein represent those that an employee must meet to perform this job's essential functions successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
        • Environment: Railroad environment: exposure to noise, grease, fumes, gases, electrical energy, toxic materials, and inclement weather conditions.
        • Physical: Sufficient physical ability to perform moderate to heavy lifting, seldom more than 80 pounds). Heavier lifting may be required, but only with proper assistance. Bending, stooping, kneeling; climbing ladders, working at height; diagnosing equipment maintenance needs through listening and feeling machine surfaces; working in confined spaces.
        • Travel: Low to Moderate travel (5 to 20 percent) may be required. Domestic and international air travel and over-the-road travel are highly likely and required when necessary.
        • Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents and to operate the equipment. Ability to discern between colored wires and color wiring diagrams.
        • Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.Benefits Overview:
          • Health, Dental, Life, and Vision Insurance
          • 401(k) Program with company match
          • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
          • Incentive Compensation Program
          • Tuition Reimbursement
          • Health Club Membership
          • Family Atmosphere with a Great Work/Life Balance
          • Opportunity for Growth and DevelopmentAbout Us:Located near the foot of the beautiful Rocky Mountain Front Range, MxV Rail is home to world-renowned experts in all facets of railway technology. MxV Rail's unrivaled capabilities lead to a safer future for America's railroads. Our Vision is to be the provider of choice for advancing railway safety and technology. Our Mission is to provide highly effective and efficient railway research, testing, training, and technical support - and our people are at the heart of that Mission. Every day, our team works together in a culture of respect, integrity, and family spirit to improve the future of rail.
            MxV Rail is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, status as a covered veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected status not related to a person's ability to do a job. MxV Rail is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please email hr@aar.com.

Keywords: Transportation Technology Center, Inc., Pueblo , Operations - Supervisor, Other , Pueblo, Colorado

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