Amtrak General Foreman I - 90000898 - Lorton in Lorton, Virginia

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Position Summary:

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.

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.

Work Experience:

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.

Other Requirements:

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.


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.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID: 24981

Posting Location(s): Virginia

Personnel Area: VA04

Job Family/Function: Mechanical

Relocation Offered: No

Education Requirements: Associates Degree

Travel Requirements: Up to 25%

Employment Experience Requirements: 1 - 3 years of experience

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.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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

POSTING NOTES: Mechanical || Mechanical