Kansas City Southern Railway Manager Mechanical Maintenance in East St. Louis, Illinois

Manager Mechanical Maintenance

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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for the maintenance, repair, and inspection of locomotives and railcars to assure they are safely maintained in a quality, cost effective manner. Other responsibilities include the managing of locomotive and, service track and car shop operations. Responsible for responding and managing service interruptions within the terminal and in mainline. Managing special projects in support of mechanical operations; personnel management; meeting objectives to support shop and terminal production plans; and ensuring all work is being performed within company guidelines, safety rules, and practice not to mention regulations FRA and AAR standards.


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Bachelor degree preferred


  • Minimum of 3 years of proven managerial experience in managing/leading union and management employees preferred.

  • 3 years locomotive experience – shop, service track, service interruptions, rerailing and analysis experience.

  • 3 years rail car experience – shop, service track, service interruptions, rerailing and analysis experience.

  • 3 years of locomotive troubleshooting.


  • Strong knowledge of locomotive and rail car operations.

  • Strong knowledge Terminal, Shop, Service track and Mainline operations.

  • Strong technical skills – AAR and FRA

  • Proven leadership, communication and planning skills.

  • Demonstrated commitment to safety.


  • Manage locomotive and rail car operations including; shop, terminal and service track.

  • Monitor safety, quality and production performance in shop, terminal and service track.

  • Communication with appropriate parties of all aspects of shop, terminal and service track capacity, daily plan & shift turnover documentation to ensure plan execution (conference calls, schedule adjustments, staging plans, terminal interaction, inspection and other duties as assigned.

  • Monitor and maintain locomotive and rail car dwell.

  • Work with transportation team to develop operation plan and ensure all SLA are met.

  • Audit equipment reports daily, and inspect equipment on a regular basis to ensure compliance.

  • Ensure compliance with KCS RR and equal employment policies, safety and operating rules, schedule agreements, attendance guidelines, and Government regulations.

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

East St. Louis, Illinois, United States

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