Kansas City Southern Railway Assistant Trainmaster (Operations Manager) in Wylie, Texas

Assistant Trainmaster (Operations Manager)

Tracking Code

219796-021

Job Description

Job Summary:

Oversees train operations and is responsible for the safe and efficient movement of all trains within an assigned territory or terminal. Oversees assignment of resources and the management of assets and processes within a terminal or territory. Accountable for execution of the service plan to include production, quality, cost containment and reassignment of resources as necessary to achieve maximum efficiency. Ensures the safety of crews and meets operational and financial targets as outline by the service plan and associated key performance indicators.

Job Duties:

  • Ensures compliance to defined operating practices and procedures promoting a safe work environment.

  • Manages the operational testing program by observing, documenting, and evaluating safe work practices per operating rules and acting upon results.

  • Meets the tactical goals of the service plan by managing assets, reporting results, defining problem areas and implementing solutions. Metrics include asset utilization, execution to plan, cost of quality and safety performance.

  • Conducts regularly scheduled employee meetings and programs to emphasize safety and discuss mitigation of risks.

  • Investigates incidents, determines root cause, escalates findings and implements corrective action as necessary to prevent recurrence.

  • Manages resources and assets in a cost effective manner.

  • May serve as a first responder to critical incidents. Makes recommendations regarding hiring and performance management of staff.

  • Ensures execution to plan through defined performance expectations with internal service providers and addressing failures to service level commitments.

  • Utilizes operating systems and planning tools to proactively identify problem areas and coordinate solutions to the service plan.

  • Coordinates with commercial and/or customer solutions unit to satisfy customer expectations. -

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED.;

  • Must have a valid driver’s license;

  • Two (2) years of related experience in the railroad industry, or equivalent combination of education and experience;

  • Ability to relocate within the KCS Railway operating system upon hire;

  • Authorized to work in the US without Company sponsorship, now and in the future;

  • Must be available as required for 24 hr/7 day operations, including weekends and holidays;

  • Ability to pass training and required testing;

  • Ability to travel up to 100% based on business needs;

  • Ability to read and comprehend written operating and safety rules, procedure, government regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, and other work-related information;

  • or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Transportation, Logistics, Business, General Studies or related field;

  • Experience managing employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement;

  • Two (2) years of experience supervising employees in a fast-paced, outdoor environment in all types of weather conditions;

  • Experience in a position with travel up to 100% or more as part of the job;

  • Ability to relocate within the KCS Railway operating system upon career progression or to meet business needs;

  • Previous experience in the use and application of enterprise resource planning tools (e.g., operating systems, SAP, PeopleSoft, etc.);

  • Bilingual - English/Spanish.

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions;

  • Ability to walk on uneven terrain.

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

Wylie, Texas, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular