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Norfolk Southern Director Mechanical Operations- Keystone Division in Altoona, Pennsylvania

Director Mechanical Operations- Keystone Division

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Date:May 26, 2023

Location: Altoona, PA, US, 16601

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 35977 : B6 Director Mechanical Operations- Keystone

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Job Description

Primary Purpose:

Plans, administers, and supervises a large locomotive maintenance facility and manages an organization properly structured, trained, and motivated to meet the Department objectives for superior performance in safety, locomotive reliability, and shop craft productivity.

Principal Duties:

Oversees the direction, scheduling, production, cost control, and quality control for these locomotives.Manages FRA maintenance and heavy repair work on the assigned fleet of locomotives within the established budget restraints.Ensures efficient and prompt dispatching of locomotive consists for all trains.Ensures efficient and prompt repair of locomotives consistent with traffic requirements and continued changes and/or improvements in locomotive maintenance to provide more reliable and economical unit repair and performance.Recommends the purchase of equipment and the modification of existing facilities for attaining quality, efficiency, and production goals.Resolves grievances, time claims, discipline problems, differences in interpretation of agreements, and conflicts between crafts regarding jurisdiction of work.Assists in the employment of qualified personnel for all crafts, fulfilling EEO requirements, administering agreements, training student mechanics, and recommending candidates for promotions to supervisors.

Job Related Experience:

Minimum Level: 11-15 years Preferred Level: 15+ years


Preferred Level: Bachelor's Degree (BS)

Preferred Majors:

Engineering - Electronics EngineeringEngineering - Mechanical EngineeringLicenses / Certifications:Required: None listed Preferred: None listed

Technical Skills:

MS Excel/SpreadsheetsMS OutlookMS Powerpoint/PresentationsMS Word/Word Processing

Skills and Abilities:

Communication Skills

Career Path:

Predecessor Jobs:

Assistant ManagerSenior General Foreman

Future Jobs:

Manager Locomotive MaintenanceManager Locomotive Engineering

Work Conditions

Environment: ShopShift Work: NoOn-Call: YesWeekend Work: YesTravel Required: 0 - 2 Days per Month,

Company Overview

Since 1827, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) and its predecessor companies have safely moved the goods and materials that drive the U.S. economy. Today, it operates a customer-centric and operations-driven freight transportation network. Committed to furthering sustainability, Norfolk Southern helps its customers avoid 15 million tons of yearly carbon emissions by shipping via rail. Its dedicated team members deliver more than 7 million carloads annually, from agriculture to consumer goods, and is the largest rail shipper of auto products and metals in North America. Norfolk Southern also has the most extensive intermodal network in the eastern U.S., serving a majority of the country’s population and manufacturing base, with connections to every major container port on the Atlantic coast as well as the Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes. Learn more by visiting .

At Norfolk Southern, we believe in celebrating our individuality. By leveraging the unique backgrounds and viewpoints of our employees, we can create a culture of innovation, respect, and inclusion. We know that employees thrive in a workplace where differing viewpoints, ideas, and experiences are freely shared and valued. As such, we encourage all employees to contribute their distinctive skills and capabilities to our organization.

Equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Together, we power progress.