Shop Foreman, Rail Operations

Responsible for oversight of rail operations and restoration  projects at the North Carolina Transportation Museum Foundation's shop complex, with full oversight of all rail-related projects and volunteer activities within the shop. Position will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer with a dotted line to the Vice President of Rail Operations.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Oversight of rail-related repairs, maintenance, and restoration projects within the shop
  • Responsible for ordering and keeping adequate shop supplies on hand
  • Primary communication link for volunteers on shop projects and programs
  • Qualified train crew member (Brakeman or Conductor level) to serve as backup when necessary
  • Complete all FRA and other essential reporting documents as required
  • Assist other volunteer groups (automotive, aviation and interpretive) as necessary
  • Assist with various special events throughout the year, to include weekend and evening hours.
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Commitment to and knowledge of established safe operating conditions
  • Expert mechanical knowledge of diesel locomotive operations, railroad rolling stock maintenance and restoration, i.e., brake systems, electrical systems, etc.
  • Applicaple machinery and equipment certifications preferred, i.e., ability to operate a forklift, backhoe, welding equipment and other industrial machinery
  • Working knowledge of common computer software applications (ex.: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Exceptional communication skills at all levels of the organization
  • Must have strong attention to detail, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands
  • Must be a team player and able to mediate conflict diplomatically
Physical Demands:
  • Ability to lift heavy equipment and rail parts, operate heavy-duty machinery
  • Work will also include frequent standing, bending, climbing, kneeling and reaching
  • Work may be performed both inside and outside
  • Work may involve exposure to cold/heat, and other elements contained in an industrial environment

Location:  Spencer, N.C.
Contact:  Please apply by emailing resume, list of applicaple certifications and references to Submission deadline is June 9, 2014.
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