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Assistant Train Master


  • Grand Canyon Railway
  • 02/05/21
  • Williams, AZ
  • 86046
  • Full-Time
Basic Function:
The Assistant Trainmaster is responsible for supervising, scheduling and training, train & yard crews, dispatchers, and other train personnel as required, while ensuring compliance with railroad rules and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulations by company employees who perform functions under these categories; the ATM is also responsible for assisting in various railroad rules classes, creation & editing of railroad operating documents, FRA reports as directed, and any other duties as required.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Fully understand and support Xanterra Mission Statement and Core Values.
Maintain flexibility and completes responsibilities while maintaining level of acceptable performance to complete tasks, safety rules and procedures.
Recognizes, reacts and reports safety hazards. Follows company safety rules and procedures and standard safety practices.
Assists GCR Trainmaster with managing Department of Transportation/Federal Railroad Administration reporting programs.
Ability to communicate intelligently, professionally, and positively with all levels of staff or passengers especially relating to safety issues or when involved with emergency situations.
Manages multiple priorities and tasks. Maintains flexibility in carrying out daily job duties and able to organize and prioritize tasks.
Understands and complies with policies, procedures, philosophies, rules and regulations governing the safety and delivery of services to passengers and conducting railroad transportation.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with coworkers and other departments demonstrating a teamwork orientation with co-workers and supervisors.
Administers railroad rules classes and tests, one-on-one training of employees, and observing employee performance to determine level of qualification and implements remedial or corrective training.
Performs duties in an office environment, works proficiently with computers, software and relevant equipment.
May require working positions qualified for (Engineer, Dispatcher, Conductor, or PM Foreman).
Available to work scheduled days, and be available on call during the evenings, weekends and holidays as call-outs occur.
ATM performs all duties without being under the influence of any medication or drug affecting sensory or judgmental ability, and is subject to drug and alcohol testing pursuant to company and DOT/FRA requirements.
Create and maintain work schedules, Kronos timekeeping, time off requests and hours of service.
The ATM exercises discretion and/or independent judgment in performance of duties and makes on the spot judgments and satisfactorily resolves situations.
Works safely with little or no direct supervision.
Plans and directs others to ensure safe and efficient railroad operations.
Actively supervises, coaches and trains employees, including directing proper department orientation and training of newly hired employees.
Responsible for actively and positively resolving employee conflict within area of responsibility & administering consistent disciplinary action when necessary.
Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Current or previous Locomotive Engineer Certification
Minimum 2 years previous railroad experience in a supervisory position.
Must possess a valid and clear Arizona Drivers License and comply GCR Special Instructions and the Xanterra/GCR Vehicle Policy.

Preferred Qualifications:
First Aid/CPR certification.
Bi-lingual English/Spanish skills

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