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Kansas City Southern Railway Engineering Forman in Hughes Springs, Texas

Position summary:

The Engineering Foreman is responsible for inspecting track structures and roadbed for conditions that might endanger or delay trains; ensure compliance with maintenance standards; ensure compliance with regulatory standards; and where warranted, facilitate and/or supervise maintenance and repair of defective conditions.

Job duties:

  • Delivers regulatory compliance for respective geographic territory as required under regulation to ensure safe, compliant infrastructure is maintained.

  • Inspects track at required intervals and maintains proper records of the inspections; notes and tracks corrective actions for exceptions.

  • Sets work priorities and objectives daily and makes recommendations to the Roadmaster.

  • Ensures that all maintenance performed on the assigned territory aligns with current standards; confirms that track is safe for authorized train speeds or protected accordingly, organizes and supervises the selective renewal of various track components.

  • Manages safe and efficient work conditions.

  • Plans work and allocate resources to ensure timely accomplishment of tasks

  • Applies performance management and interpersonal skills to ensure timely feedback and coaching as required to maintain discipline and improve performance.

  • Conducts engineering activities at major derailments and natural disasters.

Position requirements:

  • Valid Class B CDL with an acceptable driving record

  • High School diploma or GED required

  • One-year prior experience in track construction, track restoration, & FRA 213 required.

  • Able to work in a team environment and possess verbal and written communication skills sufficient to coordinate work and relate track conditions to co-workers, typically via telephone and radio

  • Must have requisite color vision acuity

  • Able to use hands to perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning and pulling.

  • Able to work in conditions that include loud noise. Work on and around heavy machinery, bend, lift, walk, stand and sit in confined spaces for extended periods of time and use hand and power tools.

  • Follow safety policies and procedures and wear the required personal protective equipment required for the job in a safe manner.

Working Conditions

  • Shift work is an essential function of this job. Employees must have the ability and willingness to support mission critical railroad operations 24 hours per day/7 days per week, working various shifts as assigned.

  • Schedule assignments may include after-hours, weekends and holidays.

UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement and the successful applicant will be required to join the union. Monthly union dues are required and will be deducted from the employee's paycheck. Based on an employee's seniority, an employee may be able, or in some cases required, to work in positions other than the one for which s/he applied.

The duties, responsibilities and qualifications in this posting are representative categories to be used by an applicant in deciding whether to apply for the position. These general guidelines do not constitute an exhaustive list of qualifications or essential functions of the position. In addition, these general guidelines bear no relation to, nor are they intended to modify or conflict with, any collective bargaining agreement provision. Questions about the collective bargaining agreement, if any, governing the position described herein should be directed to the appropriate union organization.

EEO Statement

We value a culturally diverse workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Company Overview

In 1887, Arthur Stilwell constructed a north-south railroad while others were heading east and west, setting the tone for a century-old legacy of outstanding vision; entrepreneurial spirit; resilience in the face of adversity; and willingness to challenge conventional wisdom. Building on that legacy, our culture is further defined by a new vision for the future and a core set of values - Safety, Customer Focus, Communication, Teamwork, Initiative & Innovation, and Diversity & Civility. We believe that the way we do business is as important as the business we do.

In addition to a culture that allows employees to thrive, we encourage resourcefulness with an award, recognizing employees who see a problem (or opportunity), find a solution, and use whatever authority and resources are available to get a job done well - accomplishing what was previously thought could not be done.

If you want to do work that is creative and strategic, be heard, grow professionally, be valued by your employer, and know that you are making an important contribution to an essential industry, a global supply chain, and the larger economy, Kansas City Southern may be the place for you.

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