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Watco Companies L.L.C. Roadmaster - Corpus Christi, TX in TX, United States

General Purpose

The Roadmaster reports directly to the General Manager and is responsible for railroad track infrastructure. Their responsibility is to support and supervise the Team Members who directly complete the inspections, repairs, and maintenance of the track infrastructure. This includes leading and managing daily work plans and track maintenance activity to maximize track work and train operations.

The Roadmaster is responsible for working with the General Manager and Divisional Engineer to complete and establish operating budgets, proposals, and capital spending annually. They will establish methods of on-going controlled surveillance of both the quantitative and financial measurements compared to goals and financial projections.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage, direct, and provide insight on inspection, repair and maintenance of the railroad track infrastructure to ensure safe and efficient service to our customers.

  • Supervise and develop work plans, budgets, proposals, and capital spending in conjunction with the General Manager, Divisional Engineer, and other departments.

  • Comply with performance goals, quality standards, and monitor both quality and quantity to ensure profitability and efficiency.

  • Sufficient experience or equivalent working knowledge and understanding of all railroad infrastructure to include CFR Title 49 Part 213 and 214.

  • Manage and ensure a positive relationship between all of our customers, vendors, contractors, and other local, county and state agencies on railroad concerns.

  • Oversee production work and third-party contractors on territory to ensure work is performed to safety standards and company policy.

  • Perform regular track inspections including joint inspections with track inspectors & other departments. Work with track inspectors to develop and follow inspection schedule including audit inspections of customer’s railroad infrastructure.

  • Accountable for asset utilization. This will entail routine evaluation of Railroad requirements, capital improvement projects to maximize efficiency.

  • Accountable for the preparation and administration of performance appraisals for personnel reporting directly to him/her. Help to develop career paths for Team Members by assigning appropriate type and level of training needed. Ensure annual classroom training is completed.

  • Evaluate and document performance of Team Members directly reporting to him/her to include disciplinary action as needed.

  • Conduct efficiency testing and monitor safe working practices in the field.

  • Interview and hire for open positions.

  • Ensure Team Members have the proper tools, materials, and equipment needed to include a maintenance schedule to ensure safe operations of tools, equipment, and vehicles.

  • Respond promptly to all accidents, incidents, or emergency calls.

  • Read and accurately interpret company documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and federal and state regulations. Should have a general understanding of reading blueprints and other technical materials.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    Directly Supervise: 

  • Track Foreman, Track Inspectors, Track Laborers, Heavy Equipment Operators, Welders, and hourly Team Members in the track department.

  • Indirectly Supervise or support: 

  • 3rd party Contractors working on assigned territory

    Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or Team Members of organization.

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions and solve problems furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

  • Must possess a valid driver's license and be insurable by company insurance provider to drive and operate company vehicles and equipment as necessary.