30+ days ago


Provo, UT


  • SUMMARY: The person in this position directly supervises approximately 11 employees in the Mechanic and Maintenance of Way Department. He or she develops and facilitates safety, training, and mentoring of all mechanical employees under the position’s jurisdiction; ensures compliance with all OSHA regulations and G&W safety rules for Mechanical Department employees in order to meet department safety goals; represents G&W as a responsible corporate citizen to the public; protects the environment according to G&W policy and appropriate state and federal law; manages the maintenance and repairs of freight cars and locomotives in order to meet AAR, FRA, and company standards and to reduce life-cycle cost and increase reliability and availability.


  • Responsible for the day-to-day oversight of both the maintenance and repair activities surrounding the M/W functions
  • Manages and ensures department meets its track, signal, and capital projects service goals 
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws  
  • Lead, direct and manage the day-to-day activities of the Region's M/W Department
  • Responsible for the hourly technical craft employees as well as all supervisors in the M/W Department
  • Responsible for filling vacancies ensuring compliance with corporate policies and procedures
  • Responsible for enforcing compliance with safety procedures; use of PPE keeping required records
  • Monitor and closely control all maintenance and other related costs associated with the Department
  • Manage and ensure Department meets its track, signal and capital projects service goals
  • Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations, and the Federal Railroad Administration
  • Promote, maintain, and audit G&W safety policies; maintain records pertaining to employee safety, safety training, accidents, injuries, and G&W directives; perform and promote proper job briefings and ensure compliance with OSHA and G&W safety rules as required
  • Comply with all OSHA, FRA, AAR, and G&W maintenance standards and associated requirements for record retention
  • Meet daily and monthly equipment availability and reliability goals
  • Be able to assist with and/or develop and execute decisions concerning the responsibilities of the position
  • Review and develop correct fleet size and type of locomotive to optimize fuel conservation, maintenance costs, and utilization
  • Be responsible for the budget process and management of capital and expense costs per G&W approved guidelines
  • Safely handle and dispose of hazardous and nonhazardous waste; manage the overall shop operation to maintain a safe, clean, and efficient work environment
  • Mentor junior supervisors and employees to reach their full potential
  • Manage other projects and perform other duties as assigned

    •Must have a thorough working knowledge of all FRA and AAR rules and regulations pertaining to equipment safety, maintenance, and inspection
    •Ten years of experience in the field preferred
    •Knowledge of all aspects of the maintenance and repair of locomotives’ mechanical and electrical systems
    •Knowledge of safe handling and disposal of hazardous and nonhazardous waste
    •Computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel
    •Knowledge of AAR and FRA rules pertaining to car and locomotive repairs
    •Ability to manage and supervise hourly and salaried employees
    •Able to understand oral or written communications and execute them to achieve desired results
    •Ability to maintain good working relationships with other department heads and supervisors

    •Associate degree or technical certification in a related field preferred
    •Five years of experience managing car and locomotive assets; ten years preferred
    •Valid drivers license
    •Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred

    This position is employed by the specific entity set forth in the job posting.

    Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and its subsidiary companies do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

Field Operations Management