Kansas City Southern Railway Manager of Shop Operations in Kansas City, Missouri

Manager of Shop Operations

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Job Description

Job Summary:

Responsible for the maintenance, repair, and inspection of locomotives and/or rail cars to assure they are safely maintained in a quality, cost effective manner. Other responsibilities include the managing of locomotive, service track and/or car shop operations. Responsible for responding and managing service interruptions within the terminal and on mainline. Managing special projects in support of mechanical operations; personnel management; meeting objectives to support shop and terminal production plans; and ensuring all work is being performed within company guidelines, safety rules, and practices not to mention regulations FRA and AAR standards.

Job Duties:

  • Manage locomotive and/or rail car operations including; shop, terminal and service track. - Monitor safety, quality and production performance in shop, terminal and service track. - Communication with appropriate parties of all aspects of shop, terminal and service track capacity, daily plan & shift turnover documentation to ensure plan execution (conference calls, schedule adjustments, staging plans, terminal interaction, inspection and other duties as assigned. - Monitor and maintain locomotive and/or rail car dwell. - Work with transportation team to develop operation plan and ensure all SLA are met. - Audit equipment reports daily, and inspect equipment on a regular basis to ensure compliance. - Ensure compliance with KCS RR and equal employment policies, safety and operating rules, schedule agreements, attendance guidelines, and Government regulations.

  • Exemplify KCS Vision, Values, and Culture in each and every interaction with team, clients, and stakeholders.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma - General Studies;

  • 3year(s) - Rail Car and/or Locomotive experience shop, service track, service interruptions, rerailing and analysis experience;

  • 3year(s) - Rail car and/or Locomotive troubleshooting experience;

  • or equivalent combination of education and/or experience

Preferred Requirements:

  • 3 years mechanical expertise specific to {type of shop – Railcar or Locomotive}

  • 3years proven managerial experience in managing/leading union and management employees preferred

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.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Job Location

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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