Los Angeles/Pomona, California
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Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. Bombardier ECO4 technologies - built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology - conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance.
We are looking for a Road Foreman for Los Angeles or Pomona, CA area. We are currently in the bid phase and if selected as the successful contractor, Bombardier will begin the contract Fall 2020.
In your role as a Locomotive Engineer, you will:
The Road Foreman of Engines is the Designated Supervisor of Locomotive Engineers (DSLE) as described in the ARRC’s Locomotive Engineer Certification Program. The Road Foreman manages the daily field operations of the railroad with respect to train movement. Ensures compliance with all Railroad and Federal requirements for eligibility, training, testing, certification and monitoring of locomotive engineers. Supervises train, engine and yard crews for safe and efficient operation. Reviews and implements operations processes in order to maximize efficiency.
From the task analysis develop, update and implement the train crew PTC certification program for eligibility, training, testing, and monitoring of locomotive engineers. Conduct physical and simulator train ride and event recorder analysis for each locomotive engineer for PTC. Work with experienced train and engine personnel to conduct classroom and on-the-job training to students for PTC.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Supervise and coordinates the activities of train crews. Provide oversight and direction to the crews in accordance with the all federal laws and Company’s policies and procedures.
• Promote the Company safety initiative. Instill a culture of safety.
• Conduct efficiency tests, check rides, stop tests, and other types of performance evaluations according to company practices to determine the effectiveness of training and to monitor rules compliance.
• Ensure the daily operating plan is properly executed as required by the train crews.
• Prevent personal injuries and accidents by actively and aggressively promoting employee habits, attributes, and behavior with a goal of avoiding accidents/injuries.
• Provide effective performance feedback through employee recognition, rewards, and disciplinary action with the assistance of Human Resources, when necessary, in accordance with the Company policies.
• Ensure compliance with all U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, and Company safety and operating rules through personal observation of train crews and other departments.
• Initiate and provide an accurate, complete, and timely investigation of all accidents and incidents, including causes, remedial action, and recommended solutions.
• Reduce crossing incidents.
• Download event recorders and review train handling practices with crews.
• Maintain accurate reports and records as required by the Company, FRA, and other governing agencies.
• Since trains run day and night, this position will require work on days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays and willingness to travel is a must. This position is required to be a first-responder to any accident or incident.
• Other duties as assigned by the Company.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
• Complete ability to interpret and understand FRA, GCOR, On-Track Worker Safety Rules, and Company rules and procedures.
• Proficient with computer systems including Microsoft Office Suite and various locomotive download programs.
• Interpersonal skills; ability to resolve conflict; ability to balance team and individual responsibilities.
• Demonstrate supervisory skills including decision making, delegating work assignments, providing recognition, motivating others,and improving processes. Ability to adapt and teach to different learning styles.
• Strong oral and written communication (through various means); ability to speak and write clearly and informatively.
• Ability to maintain professionalism and approach others in a tactful manner.
• Ability to make independent judgments using sound reasoning skills and knowledge base.
• Ability to react well under pressure in high-stressed situations; accept responsibility for own actions.
• Dependability and follow through on commitments. Maintain high initiative and ability to self-direct many tasks.
• Observe all safety and security procedures; report potentially unsafe conditions; use equipment and materials properly.
• Strong attention to detail and a high level of analytical skills. Ability to establish priorities and meet multiple deadlines.
• Ability to keep a clean and safe work environment.
• Ability to build harmonious relationships with your colleagues (subordinates and supervisors).
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the physical demands listed below.
• Medium to heavy work, lifting up to 50 pounds occasionally
• Ability to talk and hear accuratelyin person, via the telephone, or via two-way radio.
• Ability to step on and off equipment safely and work and balance from ladders to perform tasks.
• Ability to walk the length of trains on uneven ground and safely ride the side of railcars.
• Work in cramped, confined, enclosed, or awkward places
• Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection
• Must meet color vision and hearing requirements as described in the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Regulations
• Employee will be regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and equipment, loud noise, dust, irritants, fumes, fuel odor, uneven ground, and other outdoor weather conditions. Employee will be required to wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, reflective vests, safety boots, hearing protection and gloves where the Company requires.
Education and Training/Employment Conditions:
• High School Diploma/GED required.
• Must be a certified locomotive engineer with five (5) years of verifiable experience as a locomotive engineer.
•Must be able to successfully pass test(s) and perform the duties of the Designated Supervisor of Locomotive Engineer.
•Must have at least two years of supervising, directing, or being a team leader for train operations personnel is required.
•Must have thorough working knowledge of Code of Federal Regulations Part 240.
•Must have the ability to work with and supervise people.
•Must have proven ability to teach the knowledge and skill necessary to be a locomotive engineer.
•Must have strong leadership and mentoring abilities and possess excellent communications skills. Must be safety conscious and able to support and contribute to a strong safety process.
•Must be able to operate a personal computer using word processing and Excel spreadsheet software.
•Been a certified Locomotive Engineer for at least 3 years.
• Ability to become a certified DSLE. Must be able to fulfill requirements for obtaining and maintaining engineer certification.
• Must possess a valid and active driver’s license. Ability to drive Company vehicle per insurance and Company requirements.
• Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
• Wear protective equipment including hearing protection, safety-toe boots, or safety glasses
• Complete annual training and pass safety operating rules examination
• Federal regulations require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol
• Must pass all required assessments
• Must pass a background screening
• Must not have been barred from employment, on another rail system, whether operated by Contractor or not, or from operation of intercity passenger rail service by a host railroad on that railroad’s lines.
Bombardier Transportation is an Equal Opportunity Employer Dedicated to Affirmative Action and Workforce Diversity.