James Hernandez l
January 2015 – January 2022
Been a Production Road-master for three years I’m over the Super Surfacing my job is to look over the surfacing of the track make sure everything is compliance with the slow order remove slow order and bring the speed back up, to timetable speed, to keep transportation moving in a safe and efficient manner for great customer service. Safety of the railroad and my workers are very important, as for myself.
Foreman, District 800 Maintenance gang
January 2013 – 2015
Currently leading and mentoring division workforces to complete large capital projects to meet required deadlines and budgets. Identifying and developing individual abilities to assist in completion of projects that array from assisting RSGs, building track components, routine and planned maintenance ahead, after or in conjunction with RSGs. Coordinating with new construction forces on truncated time frames. Accomplishing last minute deadlines, while maintaining a stellar, injury free work zone and delivering a finished, quality product. During these phases as a foreman, I have also exercised the talents of leadership classes and “approaching others” to demonstrate that safety will never be compromised due to reasons of complacency, short cuts and carelessness, thus proving that the rules are foundations, instead of barriers to accomplish tasks, together.
Machine Operator, Super Surfacing Gang
January 2005 – December 2012
Demonstrating not only the willingness for extensive travel within the BNSF system, but also the knowledge and the importance of high priority production and deadlines. Acquiring different methods for approaching and thinking about the job at hand, before jumping into a task. Accepting and developing the idea that many different personalities exist from within the work place, recognizing and communicating with these personalities are crucial to the overall success and prosperity of our diverse company.