Roadmaster at Genesee and Wyoming Railroad in Carthage, Missouri

Posted in Transportation 13 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Directly supervises employees and activities in the Maintenance of Way Department



  • Responsible for the day-to-day oversight of both the maintenance and repair activities surrounding the Maintenance of Way functions  

  • Interfaces with other departments to ensure efficient and organized operations of the railroad 

  • Manages and ensures department meets its track, signal, and capital projects service goals 

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws  

  • Lead, direct and manage the day-to-day activities of the Region's M/W Department

  • Responsible for the hourly technical craft employees as well as all supervisors in the M/W Department

  • Interfaces with other departments to ensure efficient and organized operations of the railroad

  • Responsible for filling vacancies ensuring compliance with corporate policies and procedures

  • Responsible for enforcing compliance with safety procedures; use of PPE keeping required records

  • Monitor and closely control all maintenance and other related costs associated with the Department

  • Manage and ensure Department meets its track, signal and capital projects service goals

  • Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.



  • Demonstrated ability to self-motivate; prioritize; promote safe work habits; manage budgetary constraints

  • 5 years related experience in the rail industry

  • Prior experience in a supervisory role



  • Associate's Degree; 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Associate's Degree in Engineering or related field a plus

  • Valid driver’s license required

  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL) a plus

  • 49 CFR 213 (Track Safety Standards) qualified

  • 49 CFR Part 234 (Grade Crossing Safety) qualified 

  • 49 CFR Part 236 (Signal and Train Control Systems) qualified


This position is employed by the specific entity set forth in the job posting.

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and its subsidiary companies do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

Field Operations Management