Plant Manager, Tank Cars
Location: Omaha, NE
Workplace Type: Onsite

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At Greenbrier, we do the hard work that matters. The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE:GBX) is powering the movement of products around the world as a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of freight rail transportation equipment and services.

Greenbrier’s heritage of hard work and industrial innovation is celebrated at every level of our organization. We structure our business to support teams that deliver innovative solutions for our customers while positively impacting the world around us.

Greenbrier’s success begins with people. We believe in supporting our global workforce through our unwavering attention to Safety, Quality, Respect for People and Customer Satisfaction. Our IDEAL commitment is rooted in these values, which promotes Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Leadership, creating a culture where employees are fulfilled and feel good about coming to work every day. A diverse, qualified, and engaged talent base is the key to our success.

Summary

The Tank Car Plant Manager is responsible for facility Profit & Loss and strategic direction. This position leads and develops a team of department managers as they work toward meeting the safety, quality, financial, operational, continuous improvement, and human resource goals of the facility.

Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform the following essential duties satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Monitors operations to continuously improve productivity, effectiveness, and efficiencies. Develops and proposes improvement plans for AVP of Operations consideration.

  • Develops and manages Profit & Loss responsibility for the facility.

  • Ensures company-wide programs, policies, and procedures are implemented effectively within the facility.

  • Ensures safety and the environment is made the highest priority within the facility and strives for compliance with federal, state and company directives.

  • Mentors, develops, and manages performance of the team.

  • Coordinates internal and external resources as needed to provide team member training, efficiency improvements, and reduction of quality non conformances.

  • Develops and presents information to different audiences, including production staff, department staff, senior management, and external customers.

  • Continues Greenbrier's reputation as the facility's leader for customer, and vendor relationships.

  • Performs periodic revisions of shop operating procedures and ensure that revisions are communicated to all affected employees.

  • Ensures that employees are trained regarding FRA, AAR, and customer requirements and ensure that appropriate training records are maintained.

Qualifications

The following generally describes requirements to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Proficiency in railroad mechanical operations, AAR interchange rules and billing practices, and knowledge of M-1002 and M-1003 certifications.

  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively both orally and in writing to different audiences ranging from production employees to senior management or external customers.

  • Minimum five year related work experience in a tank and freight car repair facility.

  • Experience managing multiple levels of employees that range from production to management.

  • Ability to translate operational objectives into strategies and projects that drive action through others.

  • Possess strong analytical and customer service skills, is self-motivated, goal orientated, and able to work well with a team.

  • Ability to operate standard office equipment such as computer, phone, or copier and use computer programs that house databases, word processing, Enterprise Resource Programs (ERP), and other reporting systems.

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple goals.

  • Ability to define and effectively solve problems.

  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills with a proven ability to create and maintain positive working relationships with vendors, suppliers, shippers, and customers.

  • Knowledge and experience of tank car and general freight car repair industry.

  • Knowledge of FRA and AAR regulations and rules.

  • Minimum five years of successful management experience managing with well developed interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations Management, or related field

  • Experience leading an organization of 50+ employees.

  • 5-7 years experience managing in a tank car facility.

  • Knowledge of General Accounting Principles and effective accounting controls.

  • Experience implementing and leading quality and continuous improvement methodologies such as LEAN, Six Sigma, high performance teams, ISO and/or 4DX.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

Work Environment

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.

With the exception of clerical, administrative, and some management positions, the physical environment requires the employee to work in hot and cold environments, in and out of the weather, work safely around heavy equipment and on top of and under railcars, as well as around railroad tracks. Employees are required to use personal protective equipment such as steel toe boots, hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, welding and grinding shields, etc. or as environmental conditions dictate.

Physical Activities and Requirements

Frequency Key

Not Applicable: Activity is not applicable to this occupation

Occasionally: Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0- 2.5+ hours/day)

Frequently: Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5: 5.5+ hours/day)

Constantly: Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hours/day)

Working Postures

  • Sit: Constantly

  • Walk: Frequently

  • Bend: Occasionally

  • Kneel/Squat: Occasionally

  • Crawl: Not Applicable

  • Climb: Occasionally

  • Reach Forward: Occasionally

  • Reach Upward: Occasionally

  • Handling/Fingering: Occasionally

Lift / Carry Requirements

  • 5-10 lbs: Occasionally

  • 10-25 lbs: Not Applicable

  • 25-50 lbs: Not Applicable

  • 50-75 lbs: Not Applicable

  • 75+ lbs: Not Applicable

Push / Pull Requirements

  • Up to 10 lbs: Occasionally

  • 10-25 lbs: Not Applicable

  • 25-50 lbs: Not Applicable

  • 50-75 lbs: Not Applicable

  • 75+ lbs: Not Applicable

EOE including Vet/Disability

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Job Locations US-NE-Omaha

ID 2024-2957

Company Gunderson Rail Services, LLC

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Operations

Workplace Type Onsite

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