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FIRST UNION RAIL - Multiple Positions Available

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Multiple Positions Available:

Manager – Tank Car Compliance

General Skills Requirements:  Candidate must possess general knowledge of AAR Interchange Rules, FRA safety standards, and regulations governing the movement and record-keeping requirements for tank car assets.  One or more years experience in managing tank car assets with a lessor or a shipper is preferred.  College degree is required.  Strong written and verbal skills required.  Candidate must be very detail oriented and thorough, and must possess strong computer skills (Excel, Access, Word, and ability to learn proprietary company systems).  Periodic travel and work in outside, potentially hazardous environments.

Job Summary:  Responsible for assisting with management of the regulatory compliance, maintenance, and use of tank car assets.  Manages company programs and documentation required to maintain compliance with AAR, US DOT, and other federal regulatory agency rules and directives regarding tank car assets.  Assists with overseeing shop maintenance practices, approves tank car repair and maintenance expenditures, and manages costs in relationship with company budgets and forecasts, asset values, remaining asset or contract life, lease contract terms, and customer requirements.  Prepares reports and schedules to help ensure inspections and tests required by governmental regulation are performed and properly reported, coordinating activities directly with customers and repair vendors, as and when required.    Responsible for analyzing data and inputting data within company systems used for acquisition, remarketing and management activities.  Participates in tank car equipment and repair shop inspection programs.   Helps ensure customer use of railcar assets is consistent with preservation of asset values and company policies, and is in compliance with regulatory standards.  Prepares reports and compiles data from various sources and ensures data is properly recorded in company systems and data bases.


Manager – Car Repair Auditing

General Skills Requirements:  Position requires thorough knowledge of the AAR Interchange Rules and AAR Car Repair Billing processes and procedures, general knowledge of rail operations and general knowledge of railcars and railcar components.  Associates degree or the equivalent required.

Job Summary:  The Operations Analyst 4 position performs railcar repair bill technical auditing, which involves reviewing individual repairs and charges on an invoice as presented by the repairing railroad, evaluating and making determinations whether the repairs are in compliance with the rail industry AAR Interchange Rules (the “Rules”).  This position is also responsible for ensuring repairs performed and billed by others are in compliance with AAR Interchange Rules and taking actions to prepare records of the exceptions or determining that repair invoices are to be returned unpaid to the issuer.

Essential Functions:

  Prepares reports and assists in developing the arguments and supporting data for the company’s use in AAR arbitration, for negotiations with railroads over improper repair charges or repair activity, or for proposing modifications to the AAR Interchange Rules.

  Prepares verbal or written reports of exceptions and questionable or improper repair trends to manager and other FUR mechanical group staff and engages indiscussions and deliberations of appropriate company responses when alternative approaches are available.

  Employee consults or advises other department employees engaged in technical audits or related activities.

Manager – Fleet Maintenance and Repair

General Skills Requirements:  Thorough understanding and knowledge of AAR interchange rules and car repair billing required.  Thorough understanding and knowledge of railcar repair processes and railcar construction strongly preferred.  College degree or equivalent work experience desired.  Intermediate level computer systems experience required.

Job Summary:  Responsible for managing the regulatory compliance, maintenance, and use of company railcar assets.  Manages shop maintenance practices and costs in relationship with company budgets and forecasts, asset values, remaining asset or contract life, lease contract terms, and customer requirements.  Ensures inspections and tests required by governmental regulation are performed and properly reported, coordinating activities directly with customers and repair vendors, as and when required.  Balances the enforcement of contracts for each customer and vendor.  Responsible for providing data and input for maintenance management and fleet operations activities, e.g., participating in movement of equipment for maintenance and repair, evaluation of railcar asset condition and maintenance needs, and equipment inspection programs.   Responsible for ensuring activities are in compliance with company policies, AAR  regulations and requirements, and US DOT regulatory standards.  

Essential Functions:

Review and approve estimates for repairs as presented by contract shops according to departmental procedures.

Determine and inform lessee and managed car owner of repair responsibility.

Take action to correct or improve repair shops’ estimation processes to reduce exceptions.

Perform analyses of repair activity and recommend changes to maintenance practices as necessary.

Make selection decisions regarding which cars are to be directed to which shops.

Assist in the management of repair programs and monitor their progress.

Compile data and calculate lease termination settlements

Perform Ad-Hoc queries and reports.

Assistant Director – Tank Car Compliance

General Skills RequirementsThorough knowledge of D.O.T. regulations and AAR rules relating to tank cars required.  Knowledge of tank car construction, tank car appurtenances, and commodity requirements necessary.  College degree and equivalent work experience managing tank cars strongly preferred.

General Characteristics:

Responsible for managing the regulatory compliance, maintenance, and use of tank car assets.

Manages shop maintenance practices and costs in relationship with company budgets and forecasts, asset values, remaining asset or contract life, lease contract terms, and customer requirements.

Ensure inspections and tests required by governmental regulation are performed and properly reported, coordinating activities directly with customers and repair vendors, as and when required.

Balance the enforcement of contracts for each customer and vendor.

Responsible for providing data and input for acquisition, remarketing and management activities, e.g. participating in the sale of equipment, initial evaluation of railcar assets and structuring of transactions, evaluating residual values, and equipment inspection programs.

Responsible for ensuring customer use of railcar assets is consistent with preservation of asset values and company policies, and is in compliance with regulatory standards.

Represents and promotes company standards AAR Committee meeting  and other industry meetings/functions.

Essential Functions:

Ensure tank car fleet is compliant with regulations, take appropriate corrective actions as necessary.

Review and approve estimates of repairs to tank cars, being cognizant of regulatory requirements.

Maintain records of tank car fleet in accordance with regulations.

Select tank car equipment for lease assignments based on commodity requirements and tank car characteristics.

Represents and promotes company standards AAR Committee meeting  and other industry meetings/functions.

If interested in applying, please forward your resume to Michelle.Cizmar@wellsfargo.com

 

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Douglas John Bowen

Douglas John Bowen is Managing Editor of RAILWAY AGE. He also served as Editor of Intermodal Age from 1989 to 1991, and has held various positions at Inbound Logistics magazine, High Speed Transport News, The Journal of Commerce, and CNN/Money. Bowen began his journalism career at the Asbury Park Press, a New Jersey daily newspaper. A graduate of Rutgers University, Bowen resides in Hoboken, N.J. He served as president of the New Jersey Association of Railroad Passengers (NJ-ARP) from 1987 to 2000 and again from 2004 to 2010, serving on the NJ-ARP board from 1984 until 2012; he remains a member of the statewide organization.