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 Post subject: Chief Mechanical Officer - Texas State Railroad
PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 7:30 pm 

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Iowa Pacific Holdings LLC- Texas State Railroad
Location: Rusk, TX
Status: Full Time

Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC (IPH) is a holding company for a series of freight and passenger railroads across the country, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. We are driven to provide first class service to our customers and develop innovative freight and passenger operations. We are widely recognized as the nation’s premier privately funded passenger rail service provider.

The Chief Mechanical Officer is responsible for the mechanical condition of all locomotives, freight cars, shops and equipment used in the process of inspecting, repairing and testing locomotives on the Rusk, Palestine and Pacific Railroad aka Texas State Railroad.

Key Responsibilities

Maintain and rebuild steam and diesel locomotives for use on the excursion train
Inspect locomotives to ensure repairs are performed properly
Work with the General Manager and the Director of Locomotives to maintain Mechanical Department records required by the FRA, EPA and IPH
Assist in maintaining the locomotive budget
Perform car maintenance and repair functions, including daily and periodic inspections and repair
Operate and fire locomotives and utilize proper practices in their operation
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing with team members, customers, and management
Conduct mechanical training sessions
Assure compliance with regulatory agencies and license requirements
Collaborate with other members of the management team to ensure an efficient operation
Perform other duties that may be assigned

Position Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent required
Vocational school, associates, or bachelor’s degree preferred
Five (5) years of experience in equipment maintenance supervision
Must possess a valid driver’s license
Must have a comprehensive knowledge of FRA procedures and processes
Available be able to travel, including holidays
Extensive knowledge of electrical and mechanical equipment and repair
Must be able to work any day of week depending on workload and requirements
Must also be committed to promoting a safe workplace
Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds
Willing to work outside in all weather conditions
Must be able to climb inside and outside of equipment, and be able to operate heavy equipment, cranes, forklifts, jacking equipment and specialty equipment

Desired Skills

Metal Fabrication and welding experience
Manual machinist
Steam and diesel experience

Additional Information

Applicant must be currently authorized to work permanently in the United States
Applicant must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check

Interested applicants, please apply online at ... lang=en_US

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

Mechanical Supervisor: 5 years

Required license or certification:

Driver's License

Required education:

High school or equivalent

If you have questions please contact Greg at 903-683-3086.

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