Road & Rail Services
  • Fostoria, OH, USA
  • Full Time

Basic purpose of position: Provide leadership and management oversight for assigned areas of responsibility. Ensure site compliance with Safety, SOP and customer requirements.

Expectation: We expect an Operation Manager to be committed to a high standard of safety, be able to comply with all safety policies/procedures and willing to effectively enforce those policies. Individuals performing this function must not pose a direct threat or significant risk of substantial harm to the safety and health of him/her or others. We expect an Operation Manager to employ an "out front" approach to management. Their focus must be on ensuring their site is meeting the customer expectations and that our associates are performing their work safely and correctly.


  • Embody the Ethical practices and Core Principles of the Company;
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance within the scope of duties; included but not limited to hire, fire, promotions or other changes in employee status;
  • Perform work directly related to the management or general business operations of the Company or its customers;
  • Ensuring compliance with all applicable Company, Customer, OSHA, EPA, FRA and DOT regulations by performing key audits and/or relevant inspections. These are included but not limited to AAR, ISA, ISO, etc...;
  • Ensuring compliance with customer and company safety policies and procedures;
  • Identifying and correcting unsafe working conditions/practices Operation Managers have a principal responsibility of preventing accidents and injuries;
  • Ensuring all subordinates understand and comply with applicable customer and company work instructions, quality procedures and site SOP's;
  • Ensuring associates are properly trained on their jobs work instructions;
  • Ensuring that all accidents and injuries are promptly reported and properly documented;
  • Ensuring all incidents are investigated; investigations are properly documented and reported via the company incident reporting system in a timely manner. Ensure appropriate discipline is administered; implement procedures to prevent a recurrence;
  • Continually seek and document methods for improvement in the quality of the services being provided and the efficiency in which those services are conducted;
  • Establishing and maintaining contact with the customer(s) to ensure we are meeting the customers expectations;
  • Setting and monitoring specific developmental and performance goals for subordinates;

NOTE: Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Education Requirements: High School Diploma/GED.

Experience Requirements: Should have 3 or more years of supervisory level experience.

Skills, Licenses, Certification, and/or Special Training:

  • Must maintain a valid state driver's license if required to operate company equipment.
  • Meet and maintain all requirements contained in the Conditions of Employment policy.

Physical, Mental & Sensory Requirements:

  • Ability to travel by all forms of commercial conveyance with some overnight travel;
  • Ability to frequently work in an outdoor environment, exposed to all weather elements, including extreme hot and cold temperatures, dust and noisy conditions;
  • Ability to occasionally ascend or descend ladders, stairs and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
  • Ability to constantly use bending, twisting, walking motions on uneven surfaces throughout the entire work shift to include crouching for periods of time up to 5 minutes;
  • Ability to lift objects or move objects horizontally. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and or up to 10 pounds of force constantly.
  • Ability to occasionally stand and walk for periods of time greater than 2 hours;
  • Ability to meet the physical, mental & sensory requirements of all positions directly supervised;
  • Must have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles or other equipment;
  • Must be able to hear and communicate work or safety instructions spoken in a normal voice;
  • Ability to communicate using various types of equipment as well as view and change data on a standard computer for periods of time greater than 1 hour daily;
  • Must be able to work independently and to simultaneously handle multiple tasks;
  • Must be able to properly wear all required Personal Protective Equipment.

Conditions of Employment: Employment is conditional, based on a medical examination which includes a drug screen, and an examination to verify candidates can safely perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. Road & Rail Services requires a post-offer motor vehicle reference check, and background check. Employment and military (if applicable) verification required.

Company Profile: Established in 1987, Road & Rail Services has grown and diversified to become a leading provider of rail related services in North America. Our network of skilled associates provides plant and terminal operating expertise as well as field maintenance of rail assets for railroads, rail shippers, and owners of rail related equipment and facilities.

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