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Sup. Materiales de Señales y Proyectos / Supv, Signal Materials & Projects MX in MONTERREY, Mexico


This position is responsible for registering the requisitions for purchase of materials, spare parts, tools and measurement equipments for the assigned areas, taking control of the inventories of the sub-warehouses, and collaborating in the development of the strategic plan of preventive maintenance. The position is also responsible for supplying all spare parts requirements authorized by management to all supervisors to maintain the operation of the signal equipment.

Uses highly developed specialized skills to complete a wide range of tasks and procedures. Generates innovative solutions to complex processes or problems. Proposes improvements to processes. Delivers work, which directly impacts quality of team output to agreed timescales, service levels or similar metric.


  • Controls the inventories of the sub-warehouses as assigned and registers the movements to guarantee its appropriate handling.

  • Registers the requisitions for the purchase of materials, spare parts, and tools in the appropriate system.

  • Measures equipment for assigned areas and verifies the execution of the policies and procedures to guarantee the operation of the signaling equipment.

  • Collaborates in the development of the strategic programs of preventive maintenance, receives reports of malfunctioning, and offers technical advice or requests the signal area’s technical personnel’s support to maintain the operation of the equipment.

  • Supervises warehouse to maintain order and security in handling signal material and equipment.

  • Demonstrates operational excellence by knowing and applying the business requirements. Demonstrates customer focus and contingency planning to ensure stakeholder expectations are met.

  • Understands the relevant business metrics and applies effective tactics to sustain a culture of operational effectiveness that produces teams of high performing, engaged and empowered operational leaders.

  • Identifies when a rule/regulation/policy has been violated and has one-on-one accountability conversations with an individual who has not met expectations, using KCS Candor, Aligning the Stars & KCS ABC's, and have the individual produce better results.

  • Demonstrates KCS's commitment to being ONE TEAM - Living a Speak Up Culture - by using communication and interpersonal skills to enhance inclusion, civility, respect, innovation, safety, customer focus, teamwork within KCS, while encouraging and enabling others to do the same.

  • Defines and communicates clearly the teams roles and responsibilities; holds people accountable for accomplishing objectives; recognizes and rewards people who achieve results and deliver on performance expectations; provides pinpointed (specific & measurable) feedback on performance.

  • Develops and retains a strong team of high performers; creates a challenging and rewarding work environment; organizes a diverse group of people into a cohesive team to leverage their energy, knowledge and skills; creates grassroots / localized events to train & develop others - including location-specific safety training, localized Speak Up events, regular recognition or team-building activities.

  • Exemplifies KCS Vision, Values, and Culture in each and every interaction with team, clients, and stakeholders.

Ideal Candidate Qualifications


  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Minimum five (5) years of relevant operations experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Specialist knowledge of one or more disciplines of railroad operations

  • Technician or Engineering or administration.


  • Two years experience in warehouse administration.

  • Experience in computer packages, specially SAP

Working Conditions

  • Shift work is an essential function of this job. Employees must have the ability and willingness to support critically important railroad operations 24 hours per day/7 days per week, working various shifts as assigned. Schedule assignments may include after-hours, weekends and holidays.

We Offer

  • Complete health and welfare benefits package

  • Competitive salary

  • Incentive plan

  • Vacation plan

EEO Statement

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. The talent selection process for vacant positions at Kansas City Southern de México, S.A. de C.V. (KSCM) is governed by the principles established in its Labor Equality and Non-Discrimination Policy, in accordance with the provisions of section III of Article 1 of the Federal Law to Prevent and Eliminate Discrimination (LFPED), and applies to applicants internal and / or external alike. In addition, KCSM does not request clinical tests and / or desk tests from applicants as part of the decision-making process during selection.

Company Overview

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.

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