The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Plant Superintendent - Railcars in Cleburne, Texas
This position will direct and coordinate tank car production at the facility to ensure efficiencies in operation in order to meet production and quality guidelines. The Superintendent is responsible for the development and safe work environment for supervisors and hourly employees under their direction. The Superintendent will provide leadership and guidance for daily coordination of all Supervisors and their extended hourly employee teams to meet production, safety and quality standards. This position is responsible for communicating to the Plant Manager and Supervisors to discuss overall facility production, performance to metrics and adjustment of work as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities
The essential duties and responsibilities are listed below. Other duties may be assigned.
Monitor production efficiencies throughout the facility.
Monitor training and application of correct work process for employees; assures that all training and safety programs are adhered to and adjusted for continuous improvement.
Coordinates with shop Supervisors in scheduling to obtain optimum efficiency with available work.
Evaluates production and control labor costs and supply expense.
Drives continuous improvement in production, employee talent, safety and process using a variety of leadership and continuous improvement tools.
Monitors car-flow to shop and inspection to forward plan work demand.
Assists Plant Manager in forecasting workforce needs.
Assists Plant Manager in evaluating production plan for inefficiencies.
Other duties and projects as assigned by the Plant Manager.
Manage facility in absence of Plant Manager.
Able to work flexible shop hours and weekends as needed for production.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The individual will possess the following knowledge, characteristics, skills and/or abilities:
Demonstrated working knowledge of AAR quality standards and FRA rules for Tank Car and Freight railroads.
Experience with repair, documentation and certification standards for tank cars
Proficient in personal computer software applications, including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, MRP and related systems.
Attention to detail in composing, typing, and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines for self and team.
Ability to maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality and sensitive information.
Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships and teamwork.
Good spelling, grammar, and written communication skills.
Excellent oral communication skills. Bilingual in Spanish an asset.
Excellent judgment and decision making skills, ability to multi-task.
Ability to develop long-term plans and programs and to evaluate work accomplishments.
Working experience with proven results implementing and leading quality and continuous improvement methodologies such as LEAN, Six Sigma, high performance teams, ISO and/or 4DX.
Willingness to complete additional training or education as needed.
Education and Experience
High School Diploma or GED required.
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering or related field preferred.
Five to seven years related work experience: welding and freight rail car/ tank car repair work.
Three to five years of related experience in a supervisory role over 100 employees.
P&L exposure to a business in excess of $25 million revenue.
Physical Demands & Work Environment
Must be able to do the following occasionally (33% of the time, 2.5+ hours/day): Sit, Push/Pull 41-100 lbs., Lift/Carry 21-100+ lbs.
Must be able to do the following frequently (33%-66% of the time, 2.5 to 5.5+hours/day): Stand, Handling/Fingering, Reach outward, Reach above shoulder, Climb, Crawl, Squat or kneel, Bend,Push/Pull 12-40 lbs., Lift/Carry 10-20 lbs.
Must be able to do the following constantly (More than 66% of the time, 5.5+ hours/day): Walk
Results Orientation. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated the ability to deliver breakthrough results in a challenging business environment. S/he will have introduced substantive improvements to processes, operations, or practices throughout the business and created new solutions and methods to existing problems that have a significant impact on the business. S/he will have routinely implemented best-in-class and leading edge standards on delivering results.
Change Leadership. A successful candidate will have taken specific actions to influence and mobilize others to undertake change by personally modeling the changes and acknowledging others to act in line with change. S/he will have publicly tracked the progress of the change programs in order to energize people to participate and continue in the change process.
Team Leadership. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to create a sense of team ownership and empower the team to perform by providing coordination across different functions and different departments. S/he will take personal risk in sharing or assigning significant responsibility and leveraging explicit strengths and weaknesses of the team members. S/he will have demonstrated the capacity to reward and recognize employees who take initiatives beyond expectations to advance the performance and deliver against the common goal of the organization.
Strategic Orientation . The successful candidate will have the ability to develop a vision and strategy for the operation consistent with the global direction and vision of the business. This strategy and goals will incorporate competitive issues, trends in the industry and key factors influencing the business. S/he will have experience in developing a strategy that covers a range of products and/or markets, and encompasses the full range of organization implications and links with the series of initiatives and priorities that are compelling and logical for the business.
People Development . The ideal candidate will have shown the ability to support specific development needs of others and provide practical support to develop those needs with reasons and rationale by sharing not just what to do but why to do it. S/he will systematically and constructively gather individual development input from multiple sources to define development feedback. The candidate also will set specific individual development goals to build the capability of the organization before long-term success and also develop his own successor over the next few years.
Company Gunderson Rail Services, LLC
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