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Die Cutter Apprentice

Kansas City Southern Railway

Die Cutter Apprentice

Kansas City, MO
  • Responsibilities


    The Public, Utility & Industrial Project Manager manages the coordination of railroad track related construction projects for Kansas City Southern. This position will ensure the KCS system meets appropriate design standards and safety plans. Verifying that schedules are set for timely execution, materials, and maintenance crews are in place to efficiently complete projects. Validating construction standards/ specifications set by KCS and industry standards are met. This position is responsible for the project budget and departmental operations making sure projects are completed on time and at cost.


    • Manages, reviews, approves, coordinates, and corresponds with various groups and internal KCS customers on all assigned US engineering projects.
    • Establishes engineering projects have appropriate design, standards, requirements, and plans in place for at-grade, grade separation, utility projects including plans for utility crossing permits, right of entry permits, and public projects.
    • Implements compliance with KCS safety policies by coordinating safety reviews of all appropriate parties, including contractors, and prioritizes a safety-first mentality.
    • Coordinates logistics to ensure staff has appropriate budget, labor, and material to carry out projects.
    • Assists with the design and development of efficient engineering plans and specifications for company track expansion projects.
    • Reviews and approves plans and construction methodology of all assigned engineering projects, fees for permits and licenses, and safety program installations to protect company and project assets.
    • Exemplifies KCS Vision, Values, and Culture in each and every interaction with team, clients, and stakeholders.



    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college, preferably in a job related major field of study
    • Minimum five (5) years of relevant professional experience, including leading and managing projects or programs with outcome-focused deliverables, or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Certifications & Licensures PE or Architectural license


    • Five years experience Construction management or railroad construction experience.
    • Bilingual English/Spanish


    • Knowledge of logistics and project management Knowledge of Federal, state, local, FRA, EPA, DOT and KCS regulations and standards.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of project management.
    • Ability to analyze project schedules with scheduling software such as Microsoft Project or Primavera.
    • This position has a regular full time schedule with a normal work week of Monday through Friday. There may be a need for occasional work after hours or weekends.
    • Business travel is an essential requirement of this job. Employees must be able and willing to travel away from their primary work location up to 25% of the time.


    • Complete health and welfare benefits package
    • Competitive salary
    • Incentive plan
    • Railroad Retirement benefits
    • 401k savings
    • Leave/vacation plan


    We value a culturally diverse workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer while providing reasonable accommodations for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.


    In 1887, Arthur Stilwell constructed a north-south railroad while others were heading east and west, setting the tone for a century-old legacy of outstanding vision; entrepreneurial spirit; resilience in the face of adversity; and, willingness to challenge conventional wisdom. Building on that legacy, our culture is further defined by a new vision for the future and a core set of values - Safety, Customer Focus, Communication, Teamwork, Initiative & Innovation, and Diversity & Civility. We believe that the way we do business is as important as the business we do.

    In addition to a culture that allows employees to thrive, we encourage resourcefulness with an award, recognizing employees who see a problem (or opportunity), find a solution, and use whatever authority and resources are available to get a job done well - accomplishing what was previously thought could not be done.

    If you want to do work that is creative and strategic, be heard, grow professionally, be valued by your employer, and know that you are making an important contribution to an essential industry, a global supply chain, and the larger economy, Kansas City Southern may be the place for you.

    Required Skills Required Experience

  • Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Minimum 2 years of experience working with or around machinery
    • Experience in setting up and operating die cut machines a plus but not required
    • Experience working in the printing industry preferred
    • Ability to read and follow written job tickets and schedules
    • Good math skills
    • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, managers, co-workers and customers


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes, wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; and risk of electrical shock. Employees are expected to use PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and follow appropriate procedures as recommended by EHS when conditions require its use. This may include, but is not limited to, hearing protection, goggles, safety shoes, lockout/tagout, etc.


     Standing or walking for 8‐12 hours, with frequent bending, pushing and pulling motions.  Grasping and maneuvering with both hands and arms over long periods of time.  Lifting 35 pounds frequently and 50 pounds occasionally.  Adequate visual acuity for small details in a well‐lit environment.