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Job Summary

SGS Petroleum Service Corporation
Freeport, TX 77541
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
1+ to 2 Years
Education Level
High School or equivalent
Career Level
Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)

Rail Switching Supervisor

About the Job

Job Title: Rail Switching Supervisor

Business Unit: SGS Petroleum Service Corporation

Department: Operations

Type of Position: Non-exempt

Primary Responsibilities: Oversees and directs the daily activities of switching crews.

Reporting to: SGS Operations Manager

Pay rate: $30 - $34/hr. commensurate with experience, plus overtime; company truck provided

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Operations Management
    • Oversees and directs the daily activities of switching crews.
    • Resolves any daily operations issues that may arise.
    • Communicates daily with site management and participates in shipping meetings.
    • Coordinates with Shift Supervisors daily to ensure compliance with daily switching needs.
    • Manages daily staffing and overtime needs to ensure proper coverage for vacations or open positions.
    • Helps develop more efficient ways of performing job which results in less down time for customers while still working safely.
    • Follows up on maintenance requests generated from field employees to ensure adequate response.
    • Monitors and manages key performance indicators (KPI’s) for switching operation.
  • Safety Management
    • Leads and administers PSC’s safety programs on-site:
      • Safety recognition program
      • Behavior Based Safety Observations
      • Tailgate Safety Program
      • Monthly Safety Meeting Process
      • Lessons Learned Program
      • Near miss observation Program
    • Performs daily observations on employees to ensure they are working safely.
    • Manages safety supplies and equipment on hand so that crews always have proper PPE and re-order when necessary.
  • People Management
    • Participates with HR and Operations Manager during interviews to fill open positions.
    • Sets performance expectations for each employee.
    • Performs yearly performance evaluations on all employees to discuss opportunities and weaknesses they may have.
    • Administers disciplinary actions on employees when needed and keep accurate records.
    • Manages payroll and billing process.
    • Provides leadership for leadman individual development process.
    • Administers drug testing to employees for random testing, post accident or whenever else necessary.

  • Training Management
    • Provides leadership for new hire training program as well as cross-training programs.
    • Certifies switchmen, engineers and leadmen and complete qualification documentation as required.
    • Updates and develops procedures when necessary to identify most effective and safe way to perform job duties.
    • Administers refresher training and re-certification to existing employees when necessary.
    • Administers regulatory training to all employees in order to stay in compliance with customer and PSC standards.
  • Equipment Management
    • Schedules servicing for locomotives and trucks when break downs occur or for routine maintenance.
    • Troubleshoots minor equipment problems as they arise.
  • Incident Response Management
    • Responds to incidents and conduct initial investigations.
    • Schedules and facilitates Root Cause Investigations when incidents occur to help determine root cause and corrective actions.

SGS Petroleum Service Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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