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Chief Operator – Rail Flaw Detection

Sperry Rail Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Las Vegas, NV posted September 21, 2022.

*Sperry Rail Inc. – The World Leader in Rail Flaw Detection!*

Sperry is making the world a safer place by providing non-destructive testing services and products to the railroad industry, across the globe. We are committed to our employees and provide many opportunities for training, development and advancement.

Our highly trained professionals go through rigorous training that exceeds industry standards. As the largest railroad testing company of its kind, Sperry is able to deploy extensive resources and technologies to meet virtually any clients requirement, worldwide.

*HEAVY TRAVEL POSITION!! Must be able to travel 3 -4 months at a time!*

*Job Summary*

*Field Operator – Rail Flaw Detection*


Responsible for the proper operation of all flaw detection and detector car personnel

Accurate testing to ensure reliability of rails and notifying customer of defects;
* Supervising/managing crew safety, performance, quality, cost control and operating Sperry rails proprietary equipment for the assigned “business unit”;

* Maintaining a direct relationship with the customer.


*Rail Testing*

· Independently operate and maintain rail flaw detector vehicles;

· Coordinate and plan all details involved in scheduled test program, to include:

o Time and location of test

o Time and location of link-up with Railroad Personnel

· Operate test in conformance with established equipment parameters, values, and calibrations;

· Maintain expected standard of productivity without compromising quality or system integrity;

· Comply with Sperry Management-approved, specific customer procedures and guidelines regarding flaw detection.

* Responsible for performing reporting procedures required by the Company and customer;
* Responsible for yearly performance evaluations for crew administered annually;
* Prepare proper documentation of operational and maintenance activities;
* Coordinate testing schedule with customer, allocate timeframe for appropriate vehicle maintenance;
* Approve and validate the hours worked for the crew members working under his/her supervision through completion of the Operator Conditions Report
* Approve and sign the legal record of internal rail inspection (Car Movement Report), and the location and type of defects found (Defective Rail Report) daily.

*Supervision and Training*
* Supervise, lead and train operations personnel according to established Company and management guidelines;
* Ensure compliance with policies and procedures by operations personnel.
* Address performance issues through initiation of the Progressive Disciplinary Policy;
* Evaluate operations personnel performance, including nominating Driver Trainees for the Sperry School of Rail Testing;
* Coach, lead, and mentor operator trainees and drivers

* Instruct operations personnel in proper maintenance procedures;
* Ensure all maintenance is performed in a safe manner by enforcing Sperry Rail safety policies and procedures;
* Maintain standard inventory at a sufficient level to reduce down time
* Identify any unusual or serious condition of equipment and report same immediately to Shelton for recommendations;
* Maintain an organized and clean detector car;
* Assist field and maintenance personnel, perform trouble shooting and repairs to equipment.

* Uphold Company safety policy at all times;
* Comply with any specific safety rule that is dictated by the customer.
* Lead the daily safety briefing
* Take immediate action to stop operations if potentially unsafe acts are observed; and work with railroad personnel to remedy any unsafe acts before resuming operations.

*Customer Relations*
* Comply with and provide instruction to operations personnel concerning all policies, guidelines, and procedures specific to the customer;
* Exercise diplomacy and cooperation at all times with railroad personnel;
* Immediately report in detail any complaints by railroad personnel


· Education: High School Diploma/GED +

· Skills/Qualifications: Solid understanding of maintenance and repairs associated with Sperry’s vehicles and experience supervising/managing a team
* Ability to successfully complete Sperry’s Field Operator Training Program
* Skills/Competencies: Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
* *85% Travel Required*
* *Heavy Travel Required!*

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $70,000.00 – $75,000.00 per year

* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Vision insurance
* 10 hour shift
* 8 hour shift
* Overtime
Supplemental pay types:
* Bonus pay

* High school or equivalent (Preferred)

* mechanical: 1 year (Preferred)

* Driver’s License (Required)

Willingness to travel:
* 75% (Required)

Work Location: On the road