I am currently a mechanical supervisor with Norfolk Southern railroad. I have 7+ years experience in the railroad industry. I started my career with the railroad as a carman. I was promoted to mechanical supervisor and have held this position for 2 years. I have excellent working knowledge of the railroad.
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Safety is my first priority
AAR/FRA rules and regulations knowledge
Excellent people skills
Strong communication skills
I have excellent communication skills and I am a people person. I believe to be a supervisor/manager you need to be strong in both of these areas. I have no issues disciplining employees if it is warranted. I keep a positive approach in dealing with customers, and fellow employees. i have a excellent working knowledge of the railroad. Not just mechanical, but transportation as well. I believe that it takes team efforts from all departments to move freight safely and effectively. It takes a group effort to meet the expectations of the railroads customers. I believe in the safety process. I believe that no job is so urgent, no service is so important that we cant take the time to work safely and go home to our loved ones the same way we came to work. Safety is important at home as well as at work.The railroad has taken me many different places. I am ready to make a move to a company where my hard work and determination will not go unnoticed and will benefit the success of te company in which I work for.
Carman/Welding instructor/Carman leader July 2006 to February 2009Norfolk Southern Railway － Columbus, OHInspect and repair rail cars per FRA/AAR rules and regulations.Planned work and determined appropriate tools and equipment. Furloughed due to downturn in business in February 2009.
Truck Driver March 2009 to January 2010North coast roofing － Linwood, NCDeliver commercial and residential roofing supplies. Was recalled to work for the railroad in January of 2010.
Carman/Welding instructor/carman leader January 2010 to November 2010Norfolk SOuthern Railroad － Chicago, ILInspect and repair rail cars per FRA/AAR rules and regulations.Planned work and determined appropriate tools and equipment.
Mechanical supervisor trainee November 2010 to March 2011Norfolk Southern railroad － Conway, PASupervised 80 craft employees in maintaining and repairing locomotive fleet. I was assigned to Conway,PA (Pittsburgh)engine terminal. Supervised such craft employees as Laborers, Pipefitters, Machinists, Electricians, Boilermakers, and Carmen. Conducted weekly safety audits and rules compliance checks.
Mechanical supervisor March 2011 to CurrentNorfolk Southern railroad － Linwood, NCSupervise 60 carmen, and 50 engine service employees. I am responsible for the proper inspection and repair of all types of railroad freight cars, and locomotives. I am also responsible to make sure our inbound (12 trains daily) and outbound trains (10 trains daily)receive proper mechanical inspection and initial terminal class 1 air brake test prior to departure. Conduct safety audits and rules compliance checks.
Education and Training
High School Diploma : college prep, 1994canal Winchester High School － Canal Winchester, OH, usa