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Rail Operations Manager

Company: Ports America Group
Location: Gulfport
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

At Ports America The Rail Manager has direct overall responsibility for the successful performance of the rail vehicle transportation and logistics services including inventory distribution and management, rail loading/unloading services, securing the containers in the rail car, maintaining records of containers processed and the overall managing of the personnel operating within the rails. The Rail Manager will ensure a smooth and efficient rail operation interacting regularly with rail operators, customers, terminal operations, and union personnel. The Rail Manager coordinates the movement of rail containers based on vessel arrivals, container availability and train schedules. Essential Duties:

  • Supervises union personnel carrying out day-to-day activities, loading train with containers, in accordance with intermodal plan. Resolves daily problems that arise with labor or the customers.
  • Places labor orders with department head approval.
  • Manage, assign duties, and schedule appropriate number of crew members to meet loading and unloading deadlines.
  • Follows safety guidelines and enforces safety rules and procedures among labor personnel.
  • Supervises the inspection of the train, when it is arriving or departing from the rail yard.
  • Prepares a spreadsheet with containers moving that day; a daily inventory of empty railcars; prepares reefer lists.
  • Uses Outlook, Excel, NAVIS in order to trace boxes, release issues, etc.
  • Prepares daily production report; provides information to steamship lines for status on containers.
  • Communicates with local railroad (KCS/CN/CSX) personnel on train movements daily regarding s+cheduling times, box availability, inbound and outbound traffic, and so forth.
  • Allocates labor resources as tasks and activities shift during the day, maximizing the use of labor throughout the shift. Prepares daily labor report for payroll purposes.
  • Monitors train input, weights and locations.
  • Coordinates discharge and loading requirements with other terminals and steamship lines.
  • Resolves customer issues with respect to the movement of containers, released containers, holds on containers due to customs or government inspections, imports and exports.
  • Provides assistance in reports developed for Finance and other terminal management.
  • Performs other related duties as requested. Minimum Requirements:
    • 4-year college degree operations management, logistics management, or related discipline preferred.
    • 3+ years' experience of terminal operations experience within the logistics/transportation industry, with at least one year in rail/yard operations desired
    • Knowledge of intermodal transportation concepts, operations, networks, and equipment capabilities (including lift equipment and other mechanical aspects unique to intermodal shipping) desired.
    • Knowledge of supervisory and leadership principles, with the ability to influence other team members.
    • Knowledge of safety, health and environmental issues as they affect the workplace. Physical Working Attributes:
      • Climb up and down a ladder on a vessel and/or rail car multiple times within a shift.
      • Work in changing hot and cold climates based on weather conditions.
      • Work in an environment that may be hazardous to people unable to see and hear fast moving equipment.
      • Lift, push and/or pull up to 30 pounds.
      • Use of a computer/keyboard NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as needed to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Ports America is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; national origin; sex (including pregnancy); sexual orientation; gender identity and/or expression; age; disability; genetic information, citizenship status; military service obligations or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US. If you require additional information about our comprehensive data privacy policy ( Employee Compliance Notice.pdf ), we invite you to contact us via email at . Our dedicated team at Ports America will be pleased to address any specific inquiries or concerns you may have regarding the handling, protection, and security of your data. We are committed to ensuring the utmost privacy and confidentiality of your personal information and will gladly provide you with the necessary details to help you better understand our practices and protocols.

Keywords: Ports America Group, Gulf Port , Rail Operations Manager, Executive , Gulfport, Mississippi

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