The District Manager is responsible for the safety and day to day operations of the field locations within their division. This position currently covers Hermiston, OR; La Grande, OR; Nampa, ID; Pasco, WA;, Sandpoint, ID; and Spokane, WA. The District Manager is responsible for achieving financial and other Company goals and objectives as compared to financial and operations budgets and forecasts. Meeting or exceeding customer requirements by maintaining a 95% on-time performance level and ensure world class customers relations are maintained at the field level with our local railroad customers. As required, special projects will also be a part of the District Manager responsibilities.
Foster a culture of safety across area of responsibility. This is accomplished by providing behavioral support as needed to ensure training objectives are met, quality hiring processes are adhered to and safety accountability is the norm. The key metric for this activity will be improvement in Accident Frequency Ratio.
Manage and direct all aspects of the day to day field operations. On time performance of at least 95% is achieved through disciplined execution and communication of established performance processes. Ensure field operations are properly staffed and assets are efficiently utilized.
Establish and maintain regular, every other week minimum, conference calls with location leaders to review current operational issues. Lead and participate in cross-functional meetings with our safety, fleet and corporate leaders to assure compliance with company and departmental policies and expectations.
Customer Relations and Field Visits
Establish and build positive relationships with railroad personnel, both in the field as well corporate level where appropriate. Regular field visits to PTI locations should include visits with local Trainmasters, Superintendents and other field level leaders. Support customer satisfaction efforts by monitoring Customer Survey responses and take corrective action where customer service fails to meet or exceed their requirements.
Ensure fleet operations meet the company and customer requirements for safety, service and quality. Manage fleet resources with your branches to maintain a right-sized to support performance goals.
Meet or exceed targeted financial and operating goals and objectives such as profitability vs. budget, by managing wage costs (includes overtime, company business, training costs), efficient travel habits for direct reports, minimizing waste, and maximizing performance incentives/minimizing penalties.
Work closely with the Fleet Manager(s) to oversee and monitor the maintenance budget and take corrective action when costs exceed budgeted amounts by working closely with the Branch Managers to control repairs. This is achieved through addressing the behavioral actions of direct reports that have an adverse effect on cost.
Benefits of Joining PTI:
Medical, dental, vision, and multiple supplemental benefit plan options available
Paid vacation time
401(K) retirement options
Company provided transportation, fuel card, company credit card, and CLC (Corporate Lodging Card) for travel/business related expenses
Safety recognition awards and incentives
On the job training
Discounted cell phone plans for Verizon and AT&T
Room for growth and advancement within the company
This does not necessarily list all responsibilities, duties, requirements, or efforts associated with the job. While this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job, the company reserves the right to review and modify the functions, duties, and requirements of the job or to require that additional or different tasks be performed as circumstances or business needs require.
NO Security Clearance
Our ideal candidate would have:
Two to three years of related management/supervisory experience
Previous multi-location management experience is a plus
Previous experience with recruitment, training, safety, and fleet management
Must be able to pass a post offer drug screening, MVR, and homeland security background check
Strong leadership, interpersonal, and supervisory skills
Ability to operate related computer applications and related business equipment
Ability to travel overnight and weekends as business needs require