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Company: Cranemasters
Location: Taneytown
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:



Responsible for leading field operations for service delivery for track maintenance/repair and new build assignments. Supervises and trains work crew ensuring that job assignments are carried out with an emphasis on safety. Ensures that work crew performs tasks as directed for efficiency while meeting all standards for quality. Responsible for submission of timely/accurate project reports and data necessary for payroll. Ensures that all activities are carried out in a safe, effective, professional, and efficient manner.


  • Conducts daily job briefing reinforcing Cranemasters commitment to safety of employees by identifying potential risks, correction of any hazardous conditions, ensuring that PPE is worn and striving to eliminate employee injuries through awareness and commitment to safe job performance.
  • Distributes work assignments. Ensures that crew members have materials, tools and/or equipment as needed to carryout assigned tasks.
  • Actively participates in oversight of task accomplishment as required for project completion ensuring that all work meets Cranemasters quality standards. Directs assignments and equipment operation including manual labor for safe completion of project.
  • Directly interacts with railroad customers at all levels (managers, superintendents, engineers, etc.). Ensures professional interaction through proactive communication and follow-ups on project status.
  • Ensures that all required reports/data/documentation is collected, accurate, and submitted on a timely basis. Includes: payroll data, equipment usage, project reports, etc.
  • Ensures that Cranemasters policies, procedures and work processes are carried out according to established policy. Trains employees to ensure that they understand policies and procedures and comply as needed for smooth operations and flow of communications across the organization.
  • Provides coaching/counseling/feedback to employees to further develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities. Provides on-the-job training ensuring that employees enhance their technical skills and interpersonal/communication skills.
  • Assesses employee performance in order to conduct performance reviews. Meets with employee to provide accurate and valuable feedback regarding job performance. Identifies training needs and goals for further development of employee's skills and works to ensure that employee is afforded opportunity during the upcoming review period to attain these goals.
  • Monitors equipment/vehicles to minimize down town and to ensure operational readiness. Reports any out of service issues to Shop Manager or Foreman immediately.
  • Completes weekly safety observations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


    • 2 years progressively responsible experience in railroad industry including solid knowledge of D.O.T. regulations including permitting for overweight and oversized loads, FRA regulations, and Cranemasters safety policies and procedures.
    • Must possess a valid drivers' license with preference for possession of Class A or Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
    • Possesses technical skills in operation of multiple pieces of equipment including cranes, trucks, trailers, backhoes, excavators, etc. and be able to train others in their operation.
    • Computer skills (including MS Office programs) and ability to learn additional software as required for operational needs including submission of project reports, payroll data, labor hours, etc.
    • Strong and proactive communication skills as necessary to coach/counsel/provide feedback to employees, conduct job briefings, debriefings and communicate as necessary to improve and enhance the culture of the organization.
    • Demonstrated ability to read and understand crane load charts. Demonstrated knowledge of capabilities and uses of various types of rigging and general understanding of freight car components.
    • Must pass qualification tests as required (includes: ERail Safe and other training/safety programs).
    • Must meet 24/7 availability in order to respond to emergency calls for service including weekends and holidays.

      • Constantly on feet
      • Walking on uneven surfaces and in ballast.
      • Working in ALL weather conditions.
      • Working extended hours.
      • Regular bending, twisting, stooping, standing, and / or walking.
      • Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds.

        NOTE: Cranemasters is a 24/7 emergency service provider to the railroad industry and as such employees are subject to work outside of normal working hours including nights, weekends and/or holidays.

Keywords: Cranemasters, Ellicott City , TRACK SUPERVISOR, Other , Taneytown, Maryland

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