Kansas City Southern Railway Roadmaster in Slater, Missouri


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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:Provide daily supervision of staff to perform cost effective repairs and maintenance resulting in safe track, right of way, and facility conditions for an assigned territory of significant scope.


  • High school diploma/GED required. College degree preferred (general studies)

  • 8+ years of railroad track experience required

  • FRA213 (track standards) and FRA214 (safety) qualified

  • Proficient in Microsoft Windows and Word. Advanced keyboarding skills required

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions, handbooks and procedure manuals

  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization

  • Ability to write simple sentences, paragraphs and correspondence

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals

  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few typical variations in routine, standard situations


  • Schedule and supervise crews who maintain and install ties and rail and inspects repairs when complete.

  • Oversee the operation of test cars to inspect joint bars and track geometry, detect rail flaws, and kill vegetation.

  • Oversee the rail grinding process.

  • Ensure track FRA (Federal Railroad Administration) safety standards are met and meets with FRA regularly to receive feedback regarding track conditions.

  • Manage the bid process and supervise external contractors to project completion.

  • Plan and meet budget targets for overtime, materials, equipment and tools, maintenance, contractor costs, and crew credit cards.

  • Coordinate with Dispatch and state and local agencies to schedule railroad crossing rebuilds and/or track shut-downs.

  • Perform accident investigations to ensure a safe environment and prevent reoccurrence.

  • Participate with Transportation and Mechanical departments on the safety committee.

  • Available 24 X 7 X 365.

  • May work outdoors in inclement weather.

The duties listed are representative of the job; however, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties a person may be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function 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

Slater, Missouri, United States

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