Xanterra Travel Collection

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Track Foreman

Xanterra Travel Collection - Williams, Arizona

Posted: 11/18/2018


This is a full time position with the Grand Canyon Railway. The Track Foreman plans the day to day operations on assigned project and ensures that proper resources are in place for the timely completion of work, including labor, tools, equipment and material.

  • Fully understand and support Xanterra Mission Statement and Core Values.
  • Direct and manage daily activities of a crew related to duties involved in the construction, maintenance, inspection, and repair of railroad tracks
  • Pre-plans work activities with Roadmaster to develop best means and methods, including safety action plans.
  • Track job progress and maintain a safe and clean workplace.
  • Adhere to all safety training requirements and be a leader in maintaining a safety first attitude.
  • Reviews all contracts, project documentation and plans to ensure that the work in the field is built to the most recent specifications.
  • Takes responsibility for crew performance as it relates to company goals, safety audits, and following company policies and procedures. Initiates follow up action as necessary including training, orientation, discipline, etc.
  • Conducts daily briefing with crew to review production goals, performance feedback, safety and schedule, hazards, and to solicit feedback from the workers.
  • Maintains a dedication to safety at all times by modeling, providing education and enforcing safe work practices and company policies and procedures.
  • Ensures that proper safety equipment is available and used by all field personnel.
  • Communicates with contractors or sub-contractors to coordinate work, goals, etc.
  • Trains and motivates workers.
  • Enforce compliance with safety procedures.
  • Maintain accurate records of daily tasks, crew time, job costs, and production reports.
  • Fulfill duties (operator, track laborer, etc.) as needed to keep jobs moving forward.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess a valid and clear Arizona Driver’s License to comply with Xanterra/GCR Vehicle Policy.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous Railroad Maintenance of Way experience.
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) language skills a plus.
  • First Aid/CPR certification.

Basic Competencies:

  • Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications--both general and technical)
  • Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)
  • Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)
  • Mechanical aptitude

Employment Conditions:

  • Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
  • Works safely and efficiently to ensure company equipment is safely secured at all times.
  • Wear protective equipment such as hard hat, hearing protection, respiratory protection, safety-toe boots and safety glasses as required by the job duties.
  • Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work
  • Complete all required annual training and routine efficiency testing (49 CFR 217.9).
  • Comply with FRA/ACC requirements, along with 49 CFR parts 214 Roadway Worker Safety, part 219 Drug & Alcohol Testing, and part 237 Bridge Safety Program.
  • Requires random testing for drugs and/or alcohol
  • Must pass all required assessments

Environmental Conditions:

  • Work outside in all weather conditions, and on occasion at elevated heights.
  • May be exposed to fumes, oils, dust on a daily basis

Physical Requirements:

  • Heavy work, lifting and pulling up to 100 pounds and the use of hydraulic and hand tools
  • Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/balance/climb on a regular basis.
  • Walking long distances over uneven terrain
  • Must meet auditory and visual acuity/tracking/inspection thresholds.
  • Exposure to equipment that intensifies the heat, noise and dust factors on an occasional basis


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