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Superintendent (Tie Gang) – Frontier Railroad Services – New Stanton, PA

Title: Superintendent 3 (Tie Gang)

FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Description

The Tie Gang Superintendent is a field-based position that actively participates in and coordinates work on railroad construction and design build projects, supervises the field crew and is responsible for the completion of all projects in a safe and timely manner while utilizing the highest quality of workmanship and meeting budgetary expectations.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Plans work activities with Project Manager to develop best means and methods, including safety action plans.

Reviews all contracts, project documentation and plans to ensure that the work in the field is built to the most recent specifications.

Plans the day-to-day operations on assigned project and ensures that proper resources are in place for the timely completion of work, including labor, tools, equipment and material.

Takes responsibility for crew performance as it relates to company goals, safety audits, and following company policies and procedures.

Plans, schedules and manages crews comprised of 20-25 employees including foremen, operators and laborers.

Initiates follow up action as necessary including training, orientation, discipline, etc.

Supervises work and complies with the FRA track safety standards and Roadway Worker Safety Rules.

Conducts daily briefing with crew to review production goals, performance feedback, safety and schedule, hazards, and to solicit feedback from the workers.

Maintains a dedication to safety at all times by modeling, providing education and enforcing safe work practices and company policies and procedures.

Make sure the proper safety equipment is available and used by all field personnel.

Communicates with customer and ensures a high level of customer satisfaction.

Ensures crew member time sheets are properly submitted.

Unloads and spreads all ties, spikes and associated OTM.

Changes out ties and/or switch timbers as marked by the owner and in accordance with project specifications.

Gauges track along the tie change-out area as directed by the owner and contract specifications.

Overall coordination of the tie gang members including:

  • Coordinating and scheduling crew members to be at the site at the desired time.
  • Setting up hotel rooms for crew members.
  • Fueling of machines prior to each shift and or as necessary.
  • Ensuring the operators provide walk around forms as directed for Roadway Maintenance Machines.
  • Ensure that equipment is operated properly to mitigate damage.
  • Ensuring the overall safety, quality and production of the gang.
  • Coordinate equipment repairs and maintenance with mechanic to keep equipment operating efficiently.
  • Communicates with contractors or sub-contractors to coordinate work, goals, etc.

Operates Company vehicle, CDL/Medical Card preferred.

Qualifications Needed:

10+ years of experience in railroad construction.

Extensive experience in supervising and managing railroad tie gang operations.

Must qualify in track inspection as required by FRA.

Knowledge of all aspects of track construction and maintenance including track, turnout and crossing construction, tie and rail replacement, track surfacing and thermite welding.

Previous supervision of projects.

Ability to train and motivate workers.

Ability to read and understand project specific documents including schedules, standard railway plans and specifications.

Ability to oversee the work of others and clearly communicate instructions to crew.

Strong client relation skills.

Strong verbal and written interpersonal skills.

Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work being performed.

Ability to understand and expertly carry out instructions.

Ability to keep records and to prepare production reports, time sheets, equipment logs, inspection reports, change orders and updating project files.

Ability to perform other administrative and/or project-based duties as assigned.

Must be able to travel 90-100%

Basic computer and mobile device proficiency.

Independent starter and must be Self-motivated with good communication skills

Work outdoors in inclement weather


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Medical, dental vision benefits.
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Discretionary Profit Sharing Bonus

You must have a valid email address to apply for this position. Communication will be done via email.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applicants, we can only contact individuals who are the best fit for the requirements of the position.

EEO Statement: Frontier Railroad Services provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Frontier Railroad Services complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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