This position is responsible for the day-to-day Diesel Shop operation as it relates to daily make up of trains, running repairs and periodic inspections and the RCM program of diesel-hauled cars and locomotives in the Maintenance of Equipment Department. This includes directing a seven-day, 24-hour operation involving two large operations at Richmond Hill and Morris Park. The major objective is to supply the necessary diesel equipment to maintain on-time performance in accordance with the Transportation Department's timetable requirements. Position is heavily responsible for answering and correcting defect and repair information, identifying failures modes and patterns, and resolution of operating problems through the failure review process.
Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:Provide leadership and direct Master Mechanics and General Foremen on diesel maintenance procedures, along with mandated requirements of Federal Railroad Administration/Association of American Railroads (FRA/AAR).Assess daily inspections and running repairs in addition to the evaluation of safety requirements for the diesel equipment.Administer departmental and corporate policy to staff personnel.Assist General Manager-Diesel Shops & Yards in interdepartmental and corporate planning activities involving change to the diesel operation. This includes working with outside agencies on specific planning projects.Maintain active line of communication with Chief Mechanical Officer (CMO), General Managers, Deputy General Managers, and Transportation Department Managers to ensure that all Diesel Shop operations are constantly done in accordance with corporate and mandated programs.Select, develop and motivate personnel within the department. Provide career development for subordinates. Provide prompt and effective coaching and counseling. Responsible for discipline/termination of employees when necessary. Review performance of staff. Promote safe work practices and provide safe working conditions. Create a professional environment that respects individual differences and enables all employees to develop and contribute to their full potential.Ensure a safe working environment and adherence to guidelines of company safety policies and procedures. Lead by example.Serve as senior member of the Maintenance of Equipment Department. Ensure department/company policies are adminstered in a fair and equitable manner. Perform other assignments as requested by Sr. Management.
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical/Industrial Engineering or Business Management. Demonstrated, directly related, equivalent experience and education may be considered in lieu of the degree, subject to approval.Must possess extensive railroad knowledge of train operations and passenger operating rules, coupled with the technical expertise of diesel-hauled car operations.Must possess progressively responsible, related experience with proven successful record of managing management staff as well as a variety of management functions.Must possess experience with handling personnel and labor matters, as well as implementing and managing company policy and procedures and labor contracts.Must possess strong, effective proven leadership and project management skills.Must possess ability to identify problems/issues, recommend timely solutions.Must possess effective human relation, sound judgment, analytical, problem-solving, decision-making and managing skills.Must be self-motivated, goal oriented individual with the ability to motivate, manage and influence others.Knowledge of labor agreements and work rules.
Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule
We offer competitive salaries and an excellent, comprehensive benefits package, including:
Full Medical CoverageDental CoverageVision CareLife InsuranceComprehensive Sick Leave BenefitsDeferred CompensationVacation/Personal Leave DaysTransportation Pass PrivilegesTuition Assistance ReimbursementPension PlanIn-house training seminars
In addition to meeting the minimum requirements of the position, the selection process may include, but is not limited to a pre-screening assessment (i.e., physical, written and/ or practical evaluation) and interview. Candidates forfeit further consideration in the process if they fail to participate in any step of the process when scheduled. Make up dates/times will not be given. In addition, LIRR employee applicants must be in their current position for the 12 months immediately preceding the close date of this posting and must possess a satisfactory work history, including attendance and discipline record. A record of more than ten sick days without medical documentation in two of the last three years is considered unsatisfactory attendance. Not all qualified applicants are guaranteed an interview due to the competitive selection process. A medical examination and safety-sensitive drug/alcohol test may also be required.
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Equal Employment Opportunity
The Long Island Rail Road is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workforce. As such, we encourage applicants from women and members of minority groups.