Florida East Coast Railway

  • Roadmaster

    Job Locations US-FL-West Palm Beach
    Posted Date 5 months ago(11/21/2018 7:43 AM)
    Requisition Number
    # of Openings
    Maintenance of Way
    Retirement Plan
    Close Date
    Apply early as this job may be removed or filled as soon as there are sufficient applicants.
    Union Position
  • Overview

    Plans and coordinates activities of workers engaged in construct¬ing, in¬stalling, inspecting, and maintaining railroad track and rights of way within assigned district of railroad, and in accord-ance with company stan¬dards and fed¬eral requirements, by performing the following duties per-sonally or through subordinate supervisors.


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
    Plans work assignments and schedules for assigned district, in¬cluding track inspection, mainte-nance, and construction.
    Recommends construction of new tracks and repair of existing track facilities.
    Requisitions supplies and materials to complete construction projects and district maintenance requirements.
    Dispatches workers and equipment to scenes of accidents, impass¬able roadbeds, etc., to repair damage and restore service.
    Investigates accidents, defective tracks, and obstructions to rights of¬-way and issues restorative work orders.
    Prepares reports stating causes of accidents or concerning condition of tracks and issues rec-ommendations to prevent future accidents, dam¬age, or track deterioration.


    Manages various subordinate supervisors who supervise a varying num¬ber of employees in var-ious gangs and line of ro¬ad machine operators; is re¬sponsible for the overall direction, coordina-tion, and evaluation of these units; provides project management oversight to other roadmas¬ters to ensure consistency of maintenance practices.
    Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organ¬ization's policies and appli-cable laws. Responsibilities include in¬ter¬viewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, as-signing, and di¬rect¬ing work; appraising perfor¬mance; addressing complaints and re¬solv¬ing prob-lems.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed be¬low are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Rea¬son-able accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential func-tions.


    Bachelor’s degree (B. S.) from four year college or university in civil or industrial engineering; or ten years’ related experience and/or train¬ing in track construction and maintenance; or equivalent combina¬tion of education and experience.


    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodi¬cals, professional journals, tech-nical procedures, or governmental regula¬tions. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and proce¬dure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the gen¬eral public.



    Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and vol¬ume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.



    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete var¬iables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Abil¬ity to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or sched¬ule form.



    Must have qualified under FRA regulations (213.7[a] and [b]) for track maintenance and track inspection (FEC “A” and “B” cards), motor car per¬mit, and no less than a Class C commercial driver’s license.



    Must have computer skills in Microsoft Office and RATS system.

    Job requires availability 24/7.


    PHYSICAL DEMANDS. The physical demands described here are represen¬tative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential func¬tions of this job. Reason¬able accommoda¬tions may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and climb or balance.

    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision (corrected), distance vision, color vision, and depth perception.


    WORK ENVIRONMENT. The work environment characteristics described here are rep¬re¬sentative of those an em-ployee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with dis¬abilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather condi-tions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is oc¬ca¬sion¬ally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.



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