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1JAMES L BLACK 905 n college ave Salem, IN 47167 Mobile: 812-896-4957 Day Phone: 812-570

-0077 Email: jbd29044@westpost.net

WORK EXPERIENCE

CSX TRANSPORTATION 10/2007 - 10/2008 10/2007 - 10/2008KENTUCKY US SALARY: 62,000 USD PER YEAR TRAINMASTER / COMPANY OFFICER

Duties include overseeing daily and special CSX freight and passenger operations; responsible for the day-to-day management of Class 1 freight hump operations; responsibility for the daily operation and maintenance of all affected CSX commuter services and equipment; managing all Transportation and related activities at CSX stations to assure safe, clean, and fully functional facilities; managing and coordinating daily rolling stock (equipment) train assignments and scheduling; supervision of daily activities of CSX conductors and engineers, yard masters, brakemen, trainmen.; developing, initiating, and administering short and long-term strategies, relative to CSX staffing needs, equipment maintenance and replacement, freight services/scheduling, and facilities maintenance, modification and/or expansion; as assigned managing and administering the CSX terminal operations . Ensure compliance with Federal laws, regulations, rules and standards and to conduct and report on accident investigations. Write reports of findings and seek correction of unsafe conditions. Testify as an expert witness in civil suits. Skill in evaluation, fact-finding, report writing; comprehension and application of technical and regulatory standards; the ability to gain the cooperation of individuals and organizations; and knowledge of

methods used in installation, operation, maintenance or manufacturing of railroad equipment and systems. (Contact Supervisor: Yes, Supervisor's Name: Tobias Asher, Supervisor's Phone: 502-364-1443

CSX TRANSPORTATION 7/2005 - CURRENT LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY USSALARY: 45,000 USD PER YEAR

CONDUCTOR

I am a member of the Diversity Council. I have scored very well on annual rules exams and scored 100% on the face to face rules exam. I have had many trainmen trainees on my regular assigned job and have had the opportunity to teach them on the job, hands on experiences of railroading. Teaching them the correct way to operate switches and derails always focused on safety first. I have taught trainees how to enter computerized time tickets, switch and spot cars in industries and yard trains in Evansville Indiana, Louisville Kentucky, Nashville Tennessee, and Cincinnati Ohio , Bowling Green, Kentucky. All the while remembering it starts with the customer and safety must be a way of Job Summary

Supervise train crews on a freight train and coordinate switch engine crews. Place cars to facilitate loading and unloading and the makeup and breakdown on trains in a rail yard, industrial plant, or similar location.

Primary Activities and Responsibilities

* Ensure compliance with all train orders, signals, and railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations, and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) * Review instructions from dispatchers and yardmasters, and discuss with locomotive engineer and train crew * Inspect all equipment on cars prior to departures * Receive and transmit information by radio and telephone * Read and understand bulletins, work orders, and switch lists * Assist and instruct train crews to couple and uncouple cars, operate switches, and make minor repairs to railcars, including

replacing heavy couplings or air brake hoses * Work with customers to ensure accurate movement and placement of cars * Maintain awareness of surrounding area and suspicious activity to ensure rail safety * Operate locomotive equipment through the use of remote control device. * Comprehend color and/or hand signals and systems * Quickly and repeatedly make precise adjustments in moving the controls of a machine or vehicle to exact positions * Quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to visual symbols, signals and displays (sound, light, picture, etc.) life. Supervisor's Name: Tobias Asher, Supervisor's Phone: 502-364-1443

OXFORD AUTOMOTIVE 01/2002 - 02/2005 CORYDON, INDIANA US SALARY: 30,000 USD PER YEARLINE SUPERVISOR

I began with Oxford Automotive as an assembly line associate and worked my way to line supervisor. I was responsible for the daily operation of the number one assembly line and the welding department which assembled, stamped, and welded parts for major automobile manufacturers. I was responsible for the quality control and ensuring safety concerns were addressed. I reported daily departmental payroll and manpower. I addressed union personnel concerns and headed an environmental team consisting of union and management personnel. As the Manufacturing Manager I am responsible for 280 Manufacturing employees for two shifts, while focusing on Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Moral, and Environment (5S). I have been able to reduce overtime

by 40%, while increasing production efficiencies by 30%. As well as reducing quality defects by 35% by using lean manufacturing and the Six Sigma theory's, and creating Kiazan projects to support countermeasures.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDED BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO

Safety:

* Conducted Safety walk in all Manufacturing areas with business managers once a week to Incorporate Safety Leadership Initiatives. * Daily review of all fist time visits and accidents with manufacturing leaders, as well as lost time case rate. * Chaired monthly Safety Steering Committee meetings, along with conducting Safety talks with manufacturing employees.

Quality:

* Review defect trends and plan counter measures supporting Kiazan projects and the Six Sigma methods * Perform weekly quality walk in all Manufacturing area, to ensure first and last piece retention is enforced. * Reduced plants PPM to reach customers demands and goals and address daily quality defects.

Delivery:

* Review production lines performance daily along with production lines float and overflow areas. * Insure daily inventory and schedules to meet customer's demands using the Kanban system. * Reduced plants KPM to meet customer's demands and goals, As well as organize weekend plans between production and maintenance weekly.

Cost:

* Daily review of all production lines efficiencies vs. machine capabilities with man hours. * Track employees Over Time, to reduce labor costs, including improving short shipments to reducing transportation cost by expediting production. * Weekly overtime planning, my machine, manpower, hours and required production demands. * Reduced Overtime by 60 %, by tracking employee's efficiency. * Reduce and track scrap cost weekly.

Moral:

* Provided mid year and year end performance reviews in appropriated time to all direct reports. * Ensured that all areas in production are meeting all required scheduled training. * Review one team meeting per day, and rated the effectiveness with all members. * Created Kiazan contests between departments, to improve quality and costs

Environment

* Maintain ISO 14001 certification and track violations with Safety Manager * Instituted new integrated contingency plan to facilitate emergency response teams.

HPA MONON CORPORATION 5/1992 - 2/2002 MONON, INDIANA US SALARY: 28,000 PER YEAR

LINE SUPERVISOR As an associate I began as a class " C " laborer, the lowest position available for a major semi trailer manufacturer. I consequently worked in every department and learned quickly. I then became lead man in the plant two assembly plant. I worked as a lead man for approximately one year and quickly advanced to line supervisor and then to 2nd shift plant supervisor for plants eight, one and two. I was responsible for the daily operations of said plants and was responsible for 11 lead men and 6 line supervisors, and 126 line associates. I reported directly to the vice president of manufacturing. EDUCATION Hobart Senior High School Hobart Indiana Diploma 1988

Marshall Vocational And Technical School Huntington West Virginia Course of Study Railroad Conductor

Relevant Course work, Licensures and Certifications: Operating Rules and Practical applications for Transportation Employees; Advanced Officer Operating Rules; Hazardous materials in Transportation; Advanced Hazardous Material Training; Hours of Service Law; Hazardous Materials Awareness; Hazardous Materials Way billing; Hazmat Position in Train / Switching Charts Csx Redi Center Major: Advanced Officer Rules Training Atlanta Ga JOB RELATED TRAINING Communication Based Train Management Positive Train Control Confined Spaces ;Defensive Driving Most Common Collision, Defensive Driving, Street Smart, Engineer De-Certification Cardinal Sins, Fair Employment; General Information Test , Have a Seat Hazardous Material in Interchange; Hazardous Material Safety Alert, Hazardous Materials Awareness, Hazardous Materials Way billing ,Hazardous material Position in Train Switching Charts, Inns and Outs of Travel Safety,

Next Generation Dispatching, On board Work Orders, Power Brake Law ,Rail Security Awareness, Reasonable Suspicion, Signal Shootout, T&E Hours of Service, The Modern Yard, Transportation Safety Update, Csx Diversity, Work Order Reporting System

REFERENCES GIDGET BAKER Department of Veteran Administration GS-6 PHONE NUMBER: 812-764-1368 EMAIL ADDRESS: Gidgetbaker@yahoo.com REFERENCE TYPE: Professional

TOBIAS ASHER Csx Transportation Trainmaster PHONE NUMBER 502-364-1443 REFERENCE TYPE: Professional

GWEN FLANIGAN Retired EMAIL ADDRESS GWEN1144@COMCAST.NET PHONE NUMBER:

219-942-2440