A Prolific and Comprehensiveprofessional with 12+ years of experience at Union Pacific Railroad. Analytical understanding ofPreventive (PM), Computer Control (MCS/ILP), and Reliability CenteredMaintenance (RCM). CognitiveAptitude for investigatingrailroad safety policiesand existing regulations by use of Root-Cause Analysis (RCA). Influential communicator by collaborating autonomy and embracing active listening when delegating tasks, setting expectations and providing actionable feedback. Additionally, Efficient, Competent and Self Motivated when working in both independent and team-based environments.
Backshop Planner responsibilities include 24 hour forecast for planning, placing and releasing locomotives. Create, complete and transfer detailed daily reports to HDQ. Ensure key process indicators, "KPI's" (Safety, Reliability, Quality and Productivity), are met or exceeded. Solve problems when work or business processes cannot be done to standard. Instruct and develop Supervisors and assign work to approximately 2 supervisors and 12 craft personal.
Responsible for oversite and technical support to repair locomotives at the local and national level. Developed "Best Practices" and the Reliability "Packet Process." Together these were the framework for continuous improvement; the desired result, to raise Mean Distance Between Failures (MDBF). Reliability's "KPI's" consist of Originating Train Reliability (OTR), Road Failures (RF) within 30 days, and Repeat Red / Yellow (RX) failures, which improved from 83% to 91%. Earned "Spot Award" for design and development of "Packet Process," which was successfully distributed system wide. Confident in persuasive business cases for continuous improvement. For example, designed GE compressor tool to safely remove defective heads. Tool is now available through Tesco.
Super Tech (LMMT), highest level of Machinist craft. To qualify must pass Critical Knowledge test. Main objective, drive critical impact of Reliability. Responsibilities include, troubleshoot, diagnose and recommend corrective actions for diesel/electric engine, traction alternator, propulsion, support systems and entire locomotive. Perform, determine, evaluate, and review work scope. Ensure proper tasks are added to (MCS/ILP), sign off completed tasks. Fill out Packet Process, relay detailed turnover to Foreman.
Inspect and service a fleet of over 8500 locomotives in accordance with company, industry, and 49CFR standards. Diagnose, adjust, repair or overhaul diesel engines, turbo's, compressors, and auxiliary equipment. Inspect and change draft gears, coupler assemblies, brake rigging, traction motors and propulsion systems as needed. Experienced with hand, power and precision tools, including overhead cranes and forklifts.
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