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Genesee & Wyoming Manager, Mechanical in Worcester, Massachusetts



The person in this position assists with managing employees in the maintenance of the locomotive or railcar fleet. He or she ensures that all G&W safety rules and practices for Mechanical Department employees are followed explicitly. This person manages the maintenance and repair of locomotives and railcars so that they meet FRA standards, while reducing life-cycle costs and increasing reliability and availability.


  • Ensure and audit compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety and operations, per AAR and FRA regulations

  • Maintain employee safety records regarding scheduled safety-rule presentations, job briefings, and safety films; prepare schedules for these events

  • Assist in the work process to maintain locomotive periodic-maintenance schedules and advise Transportation when locomotives must be directed to the shop

  • Assist in the work process to manage bad-order railcars to ensure they are moved to the shop and repaired in a timely manner to limit car-hire and down time

  • Certify locomotive maintenance files to comply with FRA regulations and G&W rules for record retention

  • Coordinate and schedule activities related to car and/or locomotive repair to ensure there is available manpower, shop space, and material to complete the task

  • Assist in preparing budget and working within budgetary restraints

  • Assist in developing capital spending plan

  • Maintain optimum inventory level to support repair activities

  • Coordinate employee safety and technical and environmental training

  • Provide technical expertise as necessary in support of mechanical operations

  • Assist with other projects and perform other duties as assigned


  • Five years of experience maintaining diesel locomotives or railcars

  • Knowledge of the safe handling of hazardous and nonhazardous waste products

  • Knowledge of all aspects of the maintenance and repair of locomotives’ mechanical and electrical systems

  • Knowledge of FRA and company maintenance procedures; knowledge of AAR and FRA regulations pertaining to car repair and inspections (if maintaining railcars)

  • Good skills in Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Ability to manage salaried employees as well as hourly employees

  • Ability to understand oral or written instructions and execute them to achieve desired results

  • Ability to maintain good working relationships with other department heads and supervisors


  • Associate degree or technical degree in a related field or ten years of experience in car or locomotive maintenance; five years of managerial experience in car or locomotive maintenance preferred

This position is employed by the specific entity set forth in the job posting.

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and its subsidiary companies do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any other protected status under federal, state or local laws.