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Transtar, LLC – Quality Assurance Manager

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Since the late 1800’s, the Transtar companies consist of a group of rail carriers have been an important component in this country’s industrial development. Moving billions of tons of raw materials to manufacturing sites. Transporting finished products to market. Storing and handling bulk commodities. Providing rail transport services to hundreds of satisfied customers throughout the nation’s industrial heartland.

The QA Manager is responsible for ensuring shop compliance with Transtar’s Quality Assurance Program as well as regulatory, industry, and customer requirements. The primary responsibility of the position is to ensure a quality product. This shall be done by ensuring that the product produced, and work performed to meet all customer, company, industry, and regulatory requirements.  The incumbent works to epitomize Transtar’s Quality Policy and ensure that subordinates work to always meet internal and external customer expectations by fully applying himself/herself and seeing to it that subordinates apply themselves to the task involved, preventing errors, and implementing personal and departmental quality improvement projects.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensures the repair facility’s quality assurance program and repair practices meet all regulatory requirements.
  • Ensures product quality at the assigned facility meets all customers, company, industry, and regulatory requirements.
  • Implements and manages processes to measure quality and implement corrective actions for continuous improvement based on data provided, procedures, and policies.
  • Develops and trains personnel on quality assurance, special process, and work instruction procedures. Trains supervisors further in quality processes so they can continue to promote quality to improve plant operations.
  • Conducts internal audits of the facility to ensure compliance with company, customer, and regulatory requirements and serves as audit liaison and response coordinator for customers, AAR, and FRA audits.
  • Ensures AAR M1003 quality assurance and AAR M1002 facility certification programs are current and meet customer and regulatory requirements.
  • Participates in and actively supports quality projects, activities, and Responsible Care initiatives to ensure that the Company achieves its goals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Transtar’s procedures/standards, AAR/DOT regulations, customer procedures and other technical areas such as tank car repair practices, freight car repair practices NDT, inspection, welding, tank car parts/components, and coatings.
  • Familiarity with quality process improvement tools such as 5Y, Fishbone is essential for the performance of root cause analysis and development of corrective/preventive actions as well as investigation of customer complaints and audit findings.
  • Willingness and ability to wear safety equipment such as, but not limited to safety shoes, safety glasses, hard hats, earplugs, and respirators.
  • Possess keen visual and audio acuity to recognize various shop danger warning signals to avoid injuries and promote a safe working environment.
  • Ability to enter tank cars via a manway opening for 18” to 20” in diameter and to tolerate confined spaces.
  • Ability to climb ladders to heights of approximately 14 feet high without fear of heights.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, stretch, lift, and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds to set up tables and to attach to tank cars.
  • Possess considerable stamina to perform the essential functions over a large geographical plant area.
  • Ability and availability to work considerable overtime hours that may often be required.
  • Willingness and ability to travel outside of the normal place of work via car, train, and airplane as travel may be required.


  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Proficient in computer software applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and other applications.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in tank car repair/ freight car repair or manufacturing with knowledge of AAR and FRA regulations. Knowledge of NDT inspection processes, including VT and PT as well as AWS-CWI certification.

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