Assistant Trainmaster - Newberry, MI

Location: 

Newberry, MI, US, 49868

Category:  Railroad Operations

Working at Watco

Watco has a reputation for putting people first. In fact, our company was named a 2022 Most Loved Workplace®.

Working at Watco means working in the exciting field of transportation and supply chain logistics. We’re involved in domestic and international operations that are expanding all the time. Working at Watco also means a supportive, collaborative environment where you can learn and build a career.  You’ll find that safety is at the heart of everything we do. We look out for our team members’ safety and the safety of the people in the communities where we work.  In addition to these strengths, we offer competitive pay and industry-leading benefits.

Come to Watco and join a team where you’ll leave each day knowing you’ve made a difference.

   
 

Working at Watco

Watco has a reputation for putting people first. In fact, our company was named to Forbes’ 2021 list of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers.

Working at Watco means working in the exciting field of transportation and supply chain logistics. We’re involved in domestic and international operations that are expanding all the time. Working at Watco also means a supportive, collaborative environment where you can learn and build a career.  You’ll find that safety is at the heart of everything we do. We look out for our team members’ safety and the safety of the people in the communities where we work.  In addition to these strengths, we offer competitive pay and industry-leading benefits.

Come to Watco and join a team where you'll leave each day knowing you've made a difference.

 

General Purpose

 

The primary purpose of the Assistant Manager position is to lead the operations and business management of the Bogalusa facility, including P&L management, safety management, environmental compliance, operations leadership, and other duties as assigned.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

•    Read, write, and communicate in English & understand basic math.
•    Follow written and verbal directions to complete assigned tasks on schedule.
•    Must maintain regular, dependable attendance and a high level of performance
•    Learn from directions, observations, and mistakes and apply procedures using good judgment.
•    Working knowledge of Watco Safety and Operating principles
•    Lead large groups of team members and consistently show a high level of professionalism
•    Long term planning – ability to monitor and schedule transfer operations for barge, truck and rail arrivals.  Long term strategic warehouse storage planning is crucial.
•    Continuously monitor facility and equipment maintenance needs, schedule / facilitate repairs.  Keep a continuous improvement maintenance planning list for facility and utilize in-house personnel to accomplish all possible within their skill sets.
•    Complete understanding of Watco Foundation Principals with the ability to foster and instill this thought process to other team members
•    Constant review of quantity of inbound and outbound products; ensure excellent care and custody of product.
•    Provide oversight of the operation with SAFETY and ENVIRONMENTAL being the highest priorities next to financial stewardship.
•    Supervise staff.
•    Lead, train and develop all team members.
•    Routinely work as part of a switching crew as either an engineer or conductor.
•    Must be available and flexible to work all shifts as business needs require. 
•    Ensure customer satisfaction and operational excellence.
•    Be able to participate in customer meetings to build relationships.
•    Maintain and develop safety culture among all team members.
•    Ensure that team members receive the proper training to perform their jobs.
•    Routine communication and coordination with other corporate departments.
•    Complete all applicable documentation and recordkeeping.
•    Perform all work in compliance with Company standards, procedures, and regulatory requirements.
•    Prepare equipment for product transfer.
•    Completes team member evaluations, redirection, warning notices and recommends trained team members for staff positions. Keeps team trained in all areas. 
•    Physical ability to board and inspect equipment, barges, railcars and trucks.
•    Participate in safety briefings, job briefings, and any other pass on information from team members, management or customer.
•    Ability to work outside and withstand extreme weather conditions.
•    Must be able to work with a team, take direction and follow work rules, as well as, take on additional job responsibilities as needed.
•    Flexibility required; ability to work days, nights, weekends.  Ability to rotate inside for clerical duties and outside for operations as needed. Ability to multi-task is critical.
•    Other duties as assigned.

 
Position Requirements

 

•    Strong organizational and leadership skills for a multifaceted work environment.
•    Ability and willingness to actively participate and lead in both transload and rail switching operations.
•    Excellent interpersonal skills, strong oral and written communication 
•    Detail oriented and customer focused.
•    Ability to troubleshoot operational problems.
•    Familiar with applicable Federal, State and Local regulatory agency requirements.
•    Must possess a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the Company and its insurers.
•    Preferred Experience, Skills and Knowledge, above the minimum requirements, not required but advantageous in this position.
•    Business degree is preferred but may accept a combination of education and experience
•    Minimum of 2 years of Operational Leadership
•    High School Diploma or Equivalent
•    Valid Driver's License required.  (ability to travel  - drive / fly state to state)
•    Be proficient in MS-Excel or the ability to quickly learn.
•    Regularly monitor and be constantly aware of ongoing service operations. Regularly engage teammates and support the “TEAM” philosophy as a Watco core principle.
•    Learn all Watco support software - inventory management / billing systems.
•    Learn customer contracts and understand billing terms for services / requirements / liabilities.
•    Ability to understand financials and manage the business efficiently / profitably within a budget.
•    Review and approve all expenditures.  (AP’s)
•    Be actively engaged in the budgeting process.
•    Regularly review Invoicing to ensure billing rates are accurate per contractual terms and all services performed have been invoiced.
•    Aggressively support the sales team - Ability to quickly develop operational costs for current or new business or services using existing or developing models.
•    Periodically evaluate profitability of each operation / service.
•    Develop and maintain positive / personal relationships with our customers and the Port Authority Staffs.
•    Environmental, Health and Safety – Monitor requirements, conduct inspections, complete reports and insure compliance with all aspects of these programs.
•    Support and professionally represent Watco to local agencies, AEDC, Chamber, Port Authority, and Alliance.  Assist these entities with new business development when called on.

 

Machines, Tools, Special Equipment, Personal Protective Equipment Used

 

•    Learn all equipment operations to include cranes, lift trucks, man lift, maintenance tools and operations, etc.  PPE, vest, hard hat, gloves, steel toed boots, safety glasses, radio.

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Nearest Major Market: Marquette
Nearest Secondary Market: Northern Michigan