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Assistant Superintendent - Service & Inspection

Company: Keolis North America
Location: Somerville
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrate understanding and adhere to the KCS principals of Employee Engagement, Operational Excellence & Safety, Customer Satisfaction, Corporate Social Responsibility and Economic Performance.
  • Ensure designated shift(s) are properly resourced (required staffing and skill distribution) to deliver the required work in line with the agreed Service Level Agreement. This includes making overtime decisions.
  • Ensure necessary work instructions, bulletins, safety procedures, tools and materials are available for employees to perform the required tasks. This includes tracking of Calibrated Tools.
  • Manage and oversee priorities for the shift based on the daily, weekly, and monthly plan to meet safety, production, quality, and cost control objectives. Adhere to daily and weekly budgets for labor and materials.
  • Ensure equipment released for service is properly cleaned and serviced.
  • Develop and implement continuous improvement strategies to optimize productivity and drive performance, customer service and financial results in accordance with overall strategy.
  • Ensure facility compliance with applicable regulations related to safety, sanitation, oil and fuel management, and hazardous waste disposal.
  • Complete Test and Observations, Planned Safety Inspections and other inspection and audit activities as assigned in line with the specified quotas and at the frequency required, per week, per month and per year.
  • Drive improvement of safety performance in sync with annual safety plan for the Mechanical Department. Plan for and direct operations during service disruptions and periods of extreme weather to ensure safe working environment.
  • Ensure Standard Work Day methodology is properly applied. Collaborate with Foreman to ensure job briefings are properly planned, accurate communication to all employees regarding scope of work.
  • Collaborate with Foreman throughout the shift obtain updates on progression of work and make necessary recommendations as needed.
  • Ensure proper use of Trapeze; that workflows are followed consistently, that time and materials are correctly recorded, that service requests and work orders are raised and closed as necessary with all fields populated. This includes closure of MUPs and update of test results for activities such as disc brake inspections and idling records. Check production data entry for accuracy and completeness.
  • Review and approval of employee time cards in Kronos.
  • Provide managerial leadership to the Mechanical Department employees this includes individual coaching, development, holding direct reports to account and managerial support.
  • Available for out-of-location assignment during storms, derailments, emergencies, service disruptions, as necessary.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned, including covering vacancies at another work location and/or shift. Experience
    • Experience successfully implementing change in a heavily unionized environment.
    • Experience managing first level managers and professionals with customer service, operational and safety accountabilities within a large organization.
    • Communication skills at interpersonal and group levels.
    • Build trust in relationships.Demonstrated capability to influence, negotiate and facilitate buy-in with a variety of stakeholders up to and including labor organizations, clients, external PTAs, and other counterpart transportation agencies.------
    • Proven ability to lead by example to foster positive cross functional relationships with internal and external stake holders.---- Key Accountabilities
      • Experience at Mechanical Management level within a complex railroad organization 3-5 years + of demonstrated leadership experience.
      • Strong knowledge of rolling stock maintenance facilities, process and practices and modern maintenance facility techniques.
      • Experience of using asset management systems such as Trapeze to request parts, record time and material consumption, create work orders.
      • Experience of using Excel, Word, Powerpoint and other MS Office Apps.
      • Experience implementing continuous improvement initiatives in a production environment to improve productivity and reduce equipment downtime.
      • Demonstrated acumen with regulatory requirements affecting passenger railroad operations including FRA and OSHA regulations.
      • Must be a QMP to CFR 238, or demonstrate ability to become so qualified.
      • Demonstrated capability to run a full operation and delivering agreed results.
      • Key personal traits; forward thinking, proactive, resilient, sound judgement, innovative where it's required, driven by a relentless pursuit of excellence. Additional Statements Drug and alcohol screening: Employment contingent upon passing pre-employment drug and alcohol screen. Also, contingent upon receiving a favorable background check. Must pass a physical examination. Safety commitment: Safety is a way of life at Keolis. By placing safety first, we ensure the wellbeing of our employees, customers, and communities. Together we can become the most successful transportation company in the world. Environmental commitment: Keolis is committed to protecting the environment by minimizing the impact of operations to our people and the communities in which we operate. EEO statement: Our policy is to afford Equal Employment Opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, sex, religion, age, creed, marital status, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or gender identification. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. ADA Reasonable Accommodation:-- Keolis CS is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Keolis CS will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. Disclaimer and closing statement: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job. Keolis is committed to offering our employees competitive compensation and benefits, opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible. #INDHP #CB

Keywords: Keolis North America, Somerville , Assistant Superintendent - Service & Inspection, Other , Somerville, Massachusetts

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