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Production Supervisor
REQUISITION NUMBER:20180302-53001-001
HOME COMPANY:Track Systems - Operations
COMPANY LOCATION:Track Systems Ops - Lakeville, MN
Job Responsibilities:

Plans, supervises and coordinates track rehabilitation, inspection, maintenance and repair activities. Specializes in Rail Gang and Tie gang production work.


Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Plans, monitors and coordinates production activities ensuring safe, cost effective, and high quality performance.
  • Manages and implements production schedules, field reports, de-stressing, production reports, track disturbance reports, track systems and equipment to ensure their safe and efficient operation.
  • Assists in the initiation and implementation of appropriate policies and procedures associated with track and structures maintenance and inspection.
  • Evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of production crews, including adherence to work plans and budgets, performance, quality and safety, to ensure that project objectives are achieved.
  • Investigates and diagnoses production means and methods, problems, and critical safety issues, and renders corrective actions in a timely manner.
  • Recommends improvement in work methods and techniques to correct production deficiencies.
  • Assigns, directs, and supervises work performed by track workers in accordance with work plans and established priorities.
  • Makes recommendations regarding the establishment of policies and procedures for programs affecting safety and operational effectiveness.
  • Enforces company policy and local, state and federally mandated regulations.
  • Conducts safety audits and safety meetings.

General/Other Responsibilities and Duties

  • Ensures safe and economical use of labor, materials, and equipment. 
  • Provides technical support to track workers.
  • Prepares and presents verbal and written reports and recommendations to project team.
  • Trains and supervises staff.


Job Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 10 years of track construction, maintenance and repair.
  • Production Tie Gang management Experience.
  • Production Rail Gang management Experience.
  • Knowledge of the methods and procedures required to carry out large scale track rehabilitation, structures maintenance, and to monitor system-wide inspections.
  • Knowledge of rail rules, regulations, and procedures and regulatory agency guidelines.
  • Ability to diagnose and correct difficult construction, maintenance and safety problems.
  • Ability to evaluate and recommend new procedures to upgrade and refine existing programs.
  • Experience supervising staff and the ability to clearly communicate instructions to staff.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.





Physical/Travel/Attendance Requirements
  • Works outdoors at construction sites.
  • Position requires constant travel across continental U.S.
  • Works around moving machines, vehicles, and equipment.
  • Frequently stands, walks, climbs, balances, stoops, and crouches while negotiating work areas under construction.
  • May lift/carry and push/pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • May climb poles, ladders and large structures.
  • Occasionally works at heights of 20 feet or more above the ground.
  • May occasionally work in confined spaces.
  • Exposed to harsh weather conditions including extremely hot and extremely cold weather.
  • Exposed to loud noise.

This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position.  There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned.

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