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Jefatura de Vía / Roadmaster MX


ID: 30004063 - 04042022


This position provides daily supervision of staff to perform cost effective repairs and maintenance resulting in safe track, right of way, and facility conditions for an assigned territory of significant scope.

Applies and enforces guidelines to ensure compliance and equitable application of policies, procedures, practices, programs, processes, and systems and makes suggestions for continued improvement or increased efficiencies. Delivers operational results that align with department commitments. Plans and prioritizes work to meet business unit commitments aligned with company goals and financial responsibilities. Supervises the daily activities of field Operations teams. Participates in the interview and selection process, provides training and mentorship, offers career development guidance, and is engaged in performance management. Provides timely and constructive coaching and feedback; develops staff and provides challenging opportunities. Reports to a people leader at a higher career level.


  • Schedules and supervises crews and inspects repairs when complete or designates individual to inspect.
  • Oversees the operation of test cars and the remediation of defects found (Geometry, Ultra Sonic Rail Test, etc.). Oversee the operation of the Capital & Operating Expensed Equipment (Rail Grinder, Ballast Trains, Ballast Cleaner, etc.).
  • Ensures FRA 213, FRA 214 and FRA 219 standards, testing, and inspection requirements are met. Meet with FRA as required to receive feedback regarding track conditions.  Ensures compliance with all Federal, State, and Local regulations.  Ensures that DOT regulated drivers are in compliance with hours of service.
  • Manages the bid process and supervises external contractors to project completion.
  • Plans and meets budget targets for overtime, materials, equipment and tools, maintenance, contractor costs, and crew credit cards.
  • Manages resources for daily activities and emergency responses. Coordinates with Dispatch and state and local agencies to schedule construction projects, maintenance work and/or track shut-downs. Coordinate with Production Gangs, Bridge, Signal, and work by other entities (State, County, City, State DOT and Public Utilities).  
  • Performs accident investigations to ensure a safe environment and prevent reoccurrence.
  • Participates with Transportation and Mechanical departments on the safety committee.
  • Available 24 X 7 X 365.
  • May work outdoors in inclement weather.
  • Exemplifies KCS Vision, Values, and Culture in each and every interaction with team, clients, and stakeholders.

Ideal Candidate Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college, preferably in a job related major field of study
  • Minimum five (5) years of relevant professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • As a requirement of the "Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transporte" must have and maintain valid the LFF (Licencia Federal Ferroviaria) for the duration of his employment contract with Kansas City


  • Previous Kansas City Southern experience

Working Conditions

  • Shift work is an essential function of this job. Employees must have the ability and willingness to support critically important railroad operations 24 hours per day/7 days per week, working various shifts as assigned. Schedule assignments may include after-hours, weekends and holidays.

We Offer:

  • Complete health and welfare benefits package
  • Competitive salary
  • Incentive plan
  • Vacation plan


EEO Statement

We value a culturally diverse workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer while providing reasonable accommodations for all employees. 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. The talent selection process for vacant positions at Kansas City Southern de México, S.A. de C.V. (KSCM) is governed by the principles established in its Labor Equality and Non-Discrimination Policy, in accordance with the provisions of section III of Article 1 of the Federal Law to Prevent and Eliminate Discrimination (LFPED), and applies to applicants internal and / or external alike. In addition, KCSM does not request clinical tests and / or desk tests from applicants as part of the decision-making process during selection.

Company Overview

In 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.

In 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.

If 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.