Foreman
Location: Tacoma, WA
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 Foreman coordinates and directs production activities to meet safety, quality and production goals and guidelines while ensuring efficiencies at 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 production efficiencies throughout the facility

  • Monitors training of employees and assures that all training and safety programs are adhered to

  • Evaluates production and controls labor costs and supply expenses

  • Evaluates shop flow for maximum throughput

  • Reviews and implements safety, environmental, and quality programs for departments under their responsibility.

  • Ensures employees time and attendance is accurately reported daily.

  • Reviews employee performance to make sure they are meeting efficiency standards and material utilization.

Qualifications

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

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to problem solve and report information in a timely manner

  • Ability to document records accurately under tight timeframes

  • Ability to accurately conduct visual inspections for safety, equipment, and process compliance

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions including basic blueprints and schematics

  • Ability to work both alone and in a team environment

  • Ability to communicate professionally, both verbally and in writing

  • Proficient in computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

  • Ability to receive and interpret information and communicate it accordingly

  • Ability to make quick, effective judgements to resolve problems or navigate obstacles

  • Ability to maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality and sensitive information

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 years’ experience in a supervisory role

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing or related field

  • Proficient with the American Association of Railroads (AAR) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) industry and customer requirements

  • Five to seven years related work experience in wheel shop/machining shop (Wheels and Parts), welding and tank car/rail car repair (Repair), and/or railroad part manufacturing operations

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: Frequently

  • Stand: Frequently

  • Walk: Constantly

  • Bend: Occasionally

  • Kneel/Squat: Frequently

  • Crawl: Occasionally

  • Climb: Occasionally

  • Reach Forward: Occasionally

  • Reach Upward: Occasionally

  • Handling/Fingering: Occasionally

Lift / Carry Requirements

  • 5-10 lbs: Frequently

  • 10-25 lbs: Frequently

  • 25-50 lbs: Occasionally

  • 50-75 lbs: Not Applicable

  • 75+ lbs: Not Applicable

Push / Pull Requirements

  • Up to 10 lbs: Frequently

  • 10-25 lbs: Occasionally

  • 25-50 lbs: Occasionally

  • 50-75 lbs: Not Applicable

  • 75+ lbs: Not Applicable

EOE including Vet/Disability

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Job Locations US-WA-Tacoma

ID 2024-3105

Company Gunderson Rail Services, LLC

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Category Operations

Additional Information $70,000-$90,000 Annual Salary Range. Company offers: Medical, Dental & Vision, Paid Holidays, PTO, Life Insurance, STD & LTD, 401(K) and Company match on the 401(K)

Workplace Type Onsite

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Current Greenbrier Employees without GBRX Email Account: Apply as an Employee and log in using your email address listed in ADP.

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