Track Foreman

Watco Companies, Inc. Minden , LA 71055

Posted 2 months ago

Location: Minden, Louisiana (US-LA) 71055

Are you looking for a career in a fast-paced environment in the most exciting industry in the world where the opportunities for growth and learning are endless?

If your answer is yes, then come be a part of the Watco team!

Not only do we offer industry leading benefits, competitive pay, vacation and 401k, we also have a top of the line training program, Watco University, to educate our team members and help them to grow their career to the next level.

Description:

The Track Foreman position is required to safely and efficiently inspect, repair, and maintain the railroad track infrastructure to insure safe and efficient service to our customers. This position requires that the individual is proficient in and can supervise team members performing the following skills, duties, and requirements.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Required to supervise Track Laborer, Trackman 1st Class, and Truck Driver/Machine Operator.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned, as requested or required.

  • Inspect, unload, load, distribute, pick-up, install cross ties, switch ties, other track material and ballast.

  • Inspect, unload, distribute, load, pick-up, install, grind, and transpose rail.

  • Inspect, load, unload, distribute, pick-up, remove, construct, maintain and repair turnouts.

  • Inspect for defects, patrol, construct, install, retire, remove, surface, gauge, line and shift track.

  • Inspect, protect, flag, construct, install, maintain, and repair road crossings.

  • Inspect, protect, flag, construct, install, maintain, repair, paint, renew and replace bridges.

  • Inspect, protect, flag, maintain, repair and construct culverts and tunnels.

  • Inspect, dismantle, remove, maintain, repair and paint station facilities.

  • Inspect, test, maintain, repair, construct and install scales.

  • Inspect, remove, maintain, repair, construct, and install right of way, sand and snow fences.

  • Inspect, construct, install, maintain, clean and paint signs.

  • Cut and dispose of vegetation.

  • Clean debris from switches.

  • Remove snow or other foreign materials from track infrastructure.

  • Accurate and timely reporting as required.

  • Read and accurately interpret company documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and federal and state regulations.

  • Communicate professionally and effectively.

  • Must possess a comprehensive understanding of track authority.

  • Comply with performance metrics measurements and deadlines.

  • Practice safe work habits and follow company and industry policies, procedures and regulations.

  • Respond promptly to any accident, incident or emergency call.

  • Operate, maintain, and repair vehicles and track equipment.

  • Inspect completed work to insure quality and compliance with established track standards.

  • Help, mentor, and train track personnel.

  • Assist in training and directing track laborers.

  • Obtain and operate under track warrants.

  • Supervise restoration of track under traffic condition.

  • Read and analyze reports, blueprints, and other technical materials.

  • Assisting with provision of appropriate estimating reports (projects).

  • Indentify project risks and opportunities.

  • Assisting with the cost estimates and proposals.

  • Supervises and develops work plans, budgets and capital spending in conjunction with the CE.

  • Scheduling and performance of all track activities.

  • Prepare inspection reports.

  • Coordinates work activities with all departments as needed.

  • Attends meetings and conference calls as required.

  • Evaluate and document performance of subordinate team members

  • Read gauges, precision measuring instruments, schematics and maintenance manuals 100% of the time

Education/Experience:

  • Must be 18 years or older.

  • High school education or general education development (GED).

  • 1 year supervisory experience in railroad management or the combination of supervisory experience and training in a course in track maintenance.

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Must have a Class D Driver's License.

  • The team member in this job must be able to pass Track Ground School, GCOR Written Test, Roadway Worker Protection Written Test, Fall Protection Written Test, Maintenance of Way Safety Written Test, MSHA/OSHA Training and Certification (if required on site), CWR Written Test, FRA Track Standards Test, Track Foreman Written Test, Track Inspection Written Test, and Manager's Training.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have the ability to apply common sense and understanding to carry out written and oral instructions.

  • Must have the ability to write legibly.

  • Must be able to perform duties that require heavy lifting.

  • Must be willing to work outdoors in varying weather conditions.

  • Must be able to have a flexible work schedule.

  • Must have the ability to recognize problems.

  • Must have knowledge of and be able apply the Roadway Protection Rules.

  • Must have a broad understanding of railroad operations.

  • Must have knowledge of and be able to apply the FRA Track Safety Standards.

  • Must have experience in operating railroad equipment.

  • Must have the ability to apply concepts of basic math and calculate figures.

  • Must have the ability to perform duties without direct supervision.

  • Must have familiarity with employment practices.

  • Must have familiarity with applicable governmental regulations.

  • Ability to effectively manage contractors.

  • Experience in capital planning.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

FREQUENCY

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

N

S

O

F

C

Sitting

X

Riding in truck to site or operating equipment

Standing

X

Walking

X

Lifting

(floor-waist)

N

S

O

F

C

lbs.

50 LBS - occasionally

Up to 75 lbs seldom

X

Lifting

(waist-shoulder)

N

S

O

F

C

lbs.

30 lbs.

X

Lifting

(above shoulder)

N

S

O

F

C

lbs.

15 lbs.

X

Carry

(Dist.)

N

S

O

F

C

lbs.

30 lbs, 10 - 15 ft.

X

Pushing/

Pulling

N

S

O

F

C

Up to 50 lbs.- Frequently

51 - 100 lbs. Occassionally

X

X

lbs. force

N

S

O

F

C

Climbing

X

Mount and dismount trucks, equipment and ladders

Balancing

X

Stooping / Bending

X

Twisting*

X

Squatting / Kneeling

X

Crawling

X

Foot Controls

X

Equipment operation

N

S

O

F

C

Reaching Forward

(Level) Below Waist

Above Shoulder

X

X

X

Handle/Grasp

X

Fine Finger Manipulation

X

Hand Controls

X

Repetitive Motion

X

Body part:

Upper torso

Cycles/hr.

N

S

O

F

C

Talking

X

Hearing

X

Hearing/Visual:

  • Baseline vision/hearing exam requirements
  • DOT exams as required

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

FREQUENCY

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

FREQUENCY

N

S

O

F

C

N

S

O

F

C

Exposure to Weather

X

Noise Intensity

X

Extreme Cold

X

Atmospheric Conditions

X

Extreme Hot

X

Exposed Heights

X

Wet and / or Humidity

X

Exposure to Electricity

X

Proximity to Moving Mechanical Parts

X

Exposure to Toxic / Caustic Chemicals

X

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • The team member is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and elements, noise, and fumes from gas, oil, and grease.

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by team members assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon
lc_ad

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Parish Highway Maintenance Superintendent

State Of Louisiana

Posted 6 days ago

VIEW JOBS 9/24/2020 12:00:00 AM 2020-12-23T00:00 Supplemental Information DISTRICT 04-GANG 530 JOB NUMBER: 4/8211/PHMS/9.23.20-LM Please visit our DOTD Career Center for more information about our agency: http://wwwsp.dotd.la.gov/Inside_LaDOTD/Divisions/Mgmt_Finance/HR/Pages/Career_Center.aspx Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 9812-Parish Highway Maintenance Superintendent in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered. Applicants without a current test score can apply to take the test here. To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page. * Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.* DOTD EMPLOYEES: Refer to appropriate EDSM directive for required structured training requirements and PPM # 59 Workforce Development on training guidelines. A valid Louisiana Class "D" Chauffeur's License is required. For further information about this vacancy contact: Bernard Sincavage LADOTD Area Engineer 318-371-3039 "The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is an equal employment opportunity employer and serves as a model employer for individuals with disabilities. DOTD does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, disability, age, or pregnancy, and prohibits harassment of any type." Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Four years of experience in the construction or maintenance of public streets, roads, bridges, highways, railroad rights-of-way, levees, airport runways, taxi strips, parking aprons, or parking lots. Job Concepts Function of Work: To supervise through subordinate foreman, a wide variety of highway maintenance activities in a parish. Level of Work: Supervisor. Supervision Received: Broad review from Parish Maintenance Specialist. Supervision Exercised: Direct line over Highway Foreman 1. Location of Work: Department of Transportation and Development; Parish Maintenance Operations, statewide. Job Distinctions: Differs from Highway Foreman 1 by responsibility for supervision of all highway maintenance at the parish level, through subordinate foreman. Examples of Work Plans and supervises maintenance activities on the state highway system within an assigned parish, utilizing available resources in the most efficient manner to achieve desired objectives in accordance with DOTD quality and safety standards and established policies. Establishes priorities to prepare work schedules and utilizing inspection reports to ensure efficient use of resources and manpower in making work assignment. Evaluates performance of subordinates. Coordinates work performed by district wide crews. Ensures the proper reporting of activities, manpower, equipment, and material used so that proper documentation can be made. Assists subordinates with leave record and approves leave. Coordinates the training program in the assigned parish to ensure that personnel are trained in accordance with department policy. Responds to requests or complaints by public officials, property owners, and other parties; takes corrective action if warranted. Responds to emergencies on a twenty-four hour basis in order to protect the traveling public. Assists the Parish Maintenance Specialist in performing annual road inspections. Ensures proper maintenance and servicing of equipment to increase life of equipment. State Of Louisiana Minden LA

Track Foreman

Watco Companies, Inc.