General Foreman I/II - 90334655 - Chicago

Date: Jun 17, 2022

Location: Chicago, Illinois, US, 60607

Company: Amtrak

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

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SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
A General Foreman is responsible for directing the operation of an area performing inspections, running repairs, modifications, and/or light overhauls for cars and/or locomotives in an operating Division. This operation includes, but is not limited to numbers of mechanics, laborers, and technicians using large and small production machinery and moderate amounts of material.  A General Foreman may also manage local commuter, regional and State mechanical efforts.

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manages equipment inspection, maintenance, and repair programs and provides diagnostic and troubleshooting expertise in order to increase equipment availability and reliability.
  • Functions in primary leadership role for his/her shift while maintaining oversight responsibility to ensure proper communication of mechanical issues, safety issues, material issues, etc. 
  • Manages maintenance of rolling stock equipment in accordance with all Amtrak and regulatory requirements.
  • Oversees the scheduling and execution of all work orders for assigned equipment including planned corrective and preventive maintenance.
  • Reviews daily reports to ensure all inspection and work order results are properly recorded in WMS with attention to conditions found, performance measurements taken/recorded, symptoms noted, and inspections completed and/or deferred.
  • Monitors availability and reliability metrics and promptly evaluates problem areas. 
  • Participates in Maintenance Effectiveness Reviews essential to the Reliability Centered Maintenance program.
  • Ensures foremen and mechanical craft employees are properly trained in inspection, test, and maintenance procedures.
  • Implements inspection and mechanical service related safety plans and programs.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate’s degree or related field or equivalent combination of experience, education, and skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working on machinery in an industrial, marine, railroad, or plant environment.
  • Some leadership/management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in diagnosing and troubleshooting electrical and/or mechanical systems.
  • Knowledge of accepted industry quality standards and the ISO quality procedure.
  • Some knowledge and experience related to safety program methodology and its application.
  • Solid leadership and decision making skills.
  • Solid organizational and problem solving skills
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills in combination to administer effective presentations.
  • Ability to recognize opportunities for change designed to address chronic issues and concerns.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills.
  • PC skills including word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software.

 


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of FRA, FDA, AAR and OSHA Standards and Regulations.
  • Knowledgeable in railway and rail transit rolling stock. 
  • Some supervisory experience in an operating environment.

 


COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


This position is a tiered position. Incumbents will have a position level assigned based on their skills and experience, and in alignment with position development plans. Position placement is at Amtrak’s sole and absolute discretion.

Requisition ID:107261
Posting Location(s):Illinois
Job Family/Function:Mechanical 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
Travel Requirements:None 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.
 

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.


All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.


In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.


Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.



POSTING NOTES: Mechanical || Engineering & Mechanical