The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Production Foreman in Chicago Heights, Illinois
Cutting-edge industrial technology meets grit, integrity and passion.
At Greenbrier, we do the hard work that matters. The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE: GBX) is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of freight rail and marine transportation equipment and services, powering the movement of products around the world. Greenbrier's heritage of hard work and industrial innovation is celebrated at every level of our organization.
The Foreman is responsible for meeting production, quality, training, safety and documentation guidelines as established by the Plant Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities
Maintain safety within each shop through awareness of surroundings and potential hazards. Notify Safety Coordinator when hazards are found, make immediate corrections of unsafe work practices and review areas of concern with Supervisors and location Manager.
Meet production guidelines by scheduling workable cars into shop based upon Plant Manager's guidelines and individual crew abilities.
Determine appropriate makeup and staffing levels of crews by evaluating workable care availability, car repair production forecasts and en route car list.
Ensure that crew has adequate equipment by continually evaluating equipment requirements of crews and individuals. Arrange equipment requisition through purchasing department as needed.
Assist Plant Manager with development of goals and objectives for crews.
Maintain the efficiency and product quality of the work crews by establishing goals and providing needed training to achieve stated goals. Counsel employees and crews when goals are not met, taking corrective actions as needed.
Assist in hiring of employees by interviewing applicants and providing evaluation to hiring supervisor.
Establish goals and objectives for assigned supervisors.
Evaluate assigned supervisors' job performance by providing a written appraisal for Plant Manager to review. Review performance appraisal with each supervisor and provide new goals and objectives.
Maintain the training program for employees by providing all needed maintenance updates, conducting periodic meetings, and ensuring proper certification of employees. Ensures that training programs are clearly documented and that employees sign off as required.
Ensure the accuracy of daily and weekly time cards by auditing daily time cards each morning for prior shift and auditing weekly time cards for correct time off.
Ensure the accuracy of Car Billing Papers by confirming that all repairs have been signed-off by operator and inspector, that all par numbers are included and correct and that all repairs are authorized by the customer.
Manage facility in absence of Plant Manager and report to General Manager as needed.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of FRA, AAR, industry and customer requirements.
Ability to accept responsibility, and to be held accountable, for one's conduct.
Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly and to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and issues.
Ability to communicate effectively with others verbally and to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
Ability to take care of the customers' needs while following company procedures.
Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task and to focus on a goal.
Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.
Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.
Ability to organize and direct oneself and effectively supervise others.
Ability to organize and direct a project to completion.
Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines and to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.
Ability to work successfully with a variety of people without making judgments.
Ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Office applications to support management functions.
Ability to maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality of sensitive information.
Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships and teamwork.
Education and Experience
High School diploma or GED.
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering OR
Five to seven years related work experience and trade apprenticeship training including welding and rail car repair work.
N (Not Applicable): Activity is not applicable to this occupation
O (Occasionally): Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0- 2.5+ hours/day)
F (Frequently): Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5: 5.5+ hours/day)
C (Constantly): Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hours/day)
Reach Above Shoulder: F
Reach Outward: F
12 lbs. or less: F
13: 25 lbs.: F
26: 40 lbs.: F
41: 100 lbs.: O
10 lbs. or less: F
11: 20 lbs.: F
21: 50 lbs.: O
51: 100 lbs.: O
Indoors or outside.
Heat, cold, wet, humid, dry, arid and dusty conditions.
The individual must use personal protective equipment as required.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Company: Gunderson Rail Services, LLC
Functional Group: Production