Kansas City Southern Railway Asst. Division Superintendent in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Asst. Division Superintendent

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Job Description

Job Summary:

Oversees train operations and is responsible for the safe and efficient movement of all trains within an assigned territory of high scope, size, or volume. Ensures the safety of crews and meets operational and financial targets as outlined by the Transportation Service Plan (TSP) and associated Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Job Duties:

  • Manages the operational testing program by observing, documenting, and evaluating safe work practices per GCOR (General Code of Operating Rules), communicating results, and utilizing the elevation process, if necessary.

  • Facilitates employee meetings and programs to emphasize safety and discuss safety risks.

  • Investigates accidents and incidents, determines root cause, and resolves or escalates.

  • Works closely with management on strategic coordination of multiple complex plans, subdivisions, terminals, and customer bases.

  • Meets the tactical goals of the TSP (Transportation Service Plan) by managing equipment and staff, reporting results, and recommending solutions. Metrics may include equipment dwell, on-time train origination, right car/right train, work order compliance, customer performance reporting, and accuracy.

  • Manages crew starts, crew size, and overtime in a cost effective manner.

  • Facilitates smooth transfers between territories.

  • Serves as a first responder to critical incidents, when necessary.

  • Makes recommendations regarding hiring, performance, and termination of staff.

  • Grows relationships and is an effective partner through strong daily communication with Mechanical, Engineering, Signaling, MLU (Management of Locomotive Utilization), NOC (Network Operations Center), and foreign line carriers.

  • Utilizes MCS (Management Control System) and computerized planning tools to create trip plans and make tactical adjustments to the TSP.

  • Provides subject matter expertise when required to Marketing as they set up service plans to meet customer needs.

  • Exemplifies KCS Vision, Values, and Culture in each and every interaction with team, clients, and stakeholders.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Transportation, Logistics, Business, General Studies or related field

  • 3 years of related Management experience in the railroad industry

  • or equivalent combination of education and experience

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/Veteran/Disabled. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Job Location

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

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