General Foreman


(Washington, District of Columbia)
Full Time
Job Posting Details
About Amtrak
Amtrak connect businesses and communities across the country and 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.
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 operating divisions. 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.
* 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
Ideal Candidate
**Work Experience:** * Associate’s degree in Engineering 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 * 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 * Knowledge of accepted industry quality standards and the ISO quality procedure * Ability to recognize opportunities for change designed to address chronic issues and concerns * Some analytical skills * PC skills including word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software **Preferred Work Experience:** * 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
Compensation and Working Conditions
Benefits Benefits included

Additional Notes on Compensation

Competitive pay, and benefits that protect you and your family.


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