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Director, Asset Management - Fort Worth, TX #4413618


Company: The Greenbrier Companies, Inc.

Date: 01/12/2018

Category: Manufacturing — Other

City: Fort Worth, TX

This is a key position within Greenbrier Management Services (GMS) reporting to the Senior Director of Asset Management, responsible for expense management and the mechanical integrity of the Greenbrier owned and managed fleet of railcars. The fleet for which the position would be responsible is a very diversified fleet consisting of every car type in the industry and varying ages.


This position is responsible for directing all phases of the mechanical operation of the fleet of rail cars with an overall goal to maintain the fleet in good mechanical and physical condition, as well as identify anomalies and trends related to maintenance spend. Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to field inspections for both cars and shops, all asset management functions performed for GMS' growing list of 3rd party management customers, further developing the quantitative-based decision process, oversight for all railcars in shop. As Greenbrier is a customer-focused organization, the ability to perform the job functions as well as direct customer communications, personally if necessary, is required as the group's leader.


This position will work very closely with the Senior Director of Asset Management to ensure complete coverage for the GMS platform of owned and managed railcars. This position will also work with the Vice President Regulatory Services to ensure the GMS owned and managed fleet meets all regulatory requirements including AAR and FRA guidelines and laws. This position will lend guidance to the GMS sales team through teleconferences, sales meetings, and consistent interaction with current and potential fleet managed customers. Additionally, this position will work with the GMS Quantitative Analysist to study and make recommendations pertaining to mechanical quality and condition in order to meet planned fleet operation and maintenance costs on an annual basis.


Primarily perform and/or provide assistance with the following functions:


  • Collaborate with the Manager Tank Car Fleet Maintenance, GLC Asset Management to develop the scope, administer, and manage any necessary HM-216b re-certifications in the GMS owned or managed fleet. Work closely with the contract shops selected to perform the re-qualifications to reasonably ensure success in the process.


  • Review and improve, if necessary, tank car lease and management contract language.


  • Actively participate in component selection for new car builds as well as retrofit, and identify opportunities to reduce repair cost through component selection and/or scheduled maintenance programs


  • Monitor maintenance and repair spend of all cars under management, identify bad actors or trends, and collaborate with the Senior Director to develop a mitigation plan.


  • Manage group responsible for review and audit of repair billing originating from contract shops as well as AAR yards, review and respond to exceptions.


  • Act as primary point of contact for selected customers, providing scheduled or as-needed information on all things related to the mechanical and administrative well-being of the asset


  • Ethics and integrity of the highest order


  • Ability to direct the design and implementation of all preventive maintenance and modification programs for the rail fleet.


  • Experience in the modification of tank cars to meet new lease and commodity requirements


  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a diverse team.


  • Creative and strategic thinking grounded in logic and analytics


  • Experience in analytics based decision making


  • Experience as a group leader, preferably in a service-based organization


  • Periodic domestic travel required

Specific Skills:


  • Must have a strong work ethic and be self-motivated and self-managing to a large extent. Ability to work diligently and independently is a must, as well as work with other remote parties


  • Demonstrated strong communication skills, both written and verbal, in office and field settings to internal and external constituents


  • Good working knowledge of computers, PC software (MS-office, Internet-based software)


  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with limited supervision.

Education and or Experience:


  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, or related field. Master's degree a plus.


  • 12+ years of progressive rail experience leading to management in mechanical operations , asset management, or engineering


  • Experience with railcar equipment in a similar environment; including knowledge of manufacturing and repair operational functions, accounting, purchasing, and AAR rules and regulation


  • A detailed knowledge of AAR and FRA rules and Regulations as it relates to car management

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled


The Greenbrier Companies, Inc.


00106-Ft Worth, TX


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