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Ultrasonic Rail Testing Operator

Kansas City Southern

This is a Full-time position in Shreveport, LA posted April 5, 2021.

Job SummarynResponsible for operation of Kansas City Southern (KCS) owned or operated ultrasonic test equipment on the KCS system.

Test KCS rail system including but not limited to mains, sidings, yard tracks and rail inventory stockpiles.

Provide on-site instruction and guidance to contractors as requested.

Stay current on ultrasonic testing requirements.n nJob Dutiesn nUses the ultrasonic walking stick as the primary focus.nTests KCS system using KCS owned or operated ultrasonic testing equipment.nContacts engineering field personnel and transportation employees in order to ensure testing efficiency.nObtains track protection required for testing.nArranges for conductor pilots.nDocuments all defects found in the field.nSupervises contracted crews to ensure they are operating safely and efficiently.

Verify that contracted crews are following proper testing procedures and are aligned with guidelines.

Instruct contracted crews as necessary.nConducts spot testing of yard track rails, leads, switches and welds to identify and notify engineering field personnel of defects for repair.nMaintains relevant knowledge of equipment requirements, testing guidelines and trends in the rail testing industry.nExemplifies KCS Vision, Values, and Culture in each and every interaction with team, clients, and stakeholders.n nBasic Qualificationsn nHigh School diploma or equivalentnMinimum two (2) years of relevant operations experience, or equivalent combination of education and experiencenAcumen in one or more disciplines of railroad operationsnUp to date training in ultrasonic rail testing and familiarity with testing equipmentnStrong interpersonal skillsn nPreferred Qualificationsn nPassed Chief Operator’s testn nEssential Functionsn nShift work is an essential function of this job.

Employees must have the ability and willingness to support critical railroad operations 24 hours per day/7 days per week, working various shifts as assigned.

Schedule assignments may include after-hours, weekends and holidays.nWilling to travel 50-100% of the timenCan lift up to 75 poundsnWork outdoors in all weather conditionsnWalk up to 5 miles per dayn nEEO StatementnWe value a culturally diverse workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.n nCompany OverviewnIn 1887, Arthur Stilwell constructed a north-south railroad while others were heading east and west, setting the tone for a century-old legacy of outstanding vision; entrepreneurial spirit; resilience in the face of adversity; and, willingness to challenge conventional wisdom.

Building on that legacy, our culture is further defined by a new vision for the future and a core set of values
– Safety, Customer Focus, Communication, Teamwork, Initiative & Innovation, and Diversity & Civility.

We believe that the way we do business is as important as the business we do.nIn addition to a culture that allows employees to thrive, we encourage resourcefulness with an award, recognizing employees who see a problem (or opportunity), find a solution, and use whatever authority and resources are available to get a job done well
– accomplishing what was previously thought could not be done.nIf you want to do work that is creative and strategic, be heard, grow professionally, be valued by your employer, and know that you are making an important contribution to an essential industry, a global supply chain, and the larger economy, Kansas City Southern may be the place for you.

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