CIT Group Inc.

  • Associate, Rail Car Flow

    Location US-IL-Chicago
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Job Family
    Asset Management - Fleet Planning/TechServices
  • Overview

    Founded in 1908, CIT (NYSE: CIT) is a leading national bank empowering businesses and personal savers with the financial agility to navigate their goals. We believe in helping customers turn their ideas into outcomes. Whether those customers are building a business or building their savings, CIT has the experience and agility to empower them to achieve their goals. At CIT, how we do business is just as important as what we do. Our social responsibility programs focus on driving financial and personal empowerment, supporting the environment and advancing wellness. CIT contributes to communities where we live, work and do business through charitable donations, community investments and employee volunteerism.


    This position will manage repair activity within CIT Rail’s third party contract shop network to ensure that car flow is appropriate for service level commitments. Responsibilities to include minimizing CIT’s shop take or pay exposure along with reducing customer disruption, out of service car dwell and rental abatement. In addition, this individual will conduct shop review calls to ensure that production commitments are executed in a timely manner.




    • Coordinate repair activity to ensure proper car flow utilizing RAS repairSMART, Railinc DDCT and CIT systems.
    • Initiate, update and maintain car bad orders and other shopping events in repairSMART, DDCT and CIT systems.
    • Be responsible for conducting and leading bi-monthly, or as necessary, shop production calls to maintain focus on current shop capacities and car flow requirements along with production and throughput.
    • Update Customer Service, Sales and customers on car status.
    • Follow cars through repair shops to ensure that estimates and ERD’s are entered accurately and in a timely manner.
    • Consult with Mechanical Operations personnel to advise shop capacities and throughputs for Bad Orders, Tank Car Qualifications, Lease Returns, PM’s and Programs.
    • Analyze shop reporting data to determine shop network locations that have high car dwell and develop a recovery plan.
    • Review cycle times and production rates to ensure proper car flow metering to the various shop network locations.
    • Facilitate regulatory events and recalls within specified timeframes.
    • Application of rental abatement.
    • Point of contact for private car shops in CIT’s shop network.




    • 3+ years Rail Mechanical experience preferred.
    • the ability to lead, manage, and delegate authority to contract shop management.
    • willingness to research and become familiar with AAR and FRA rules.
    • computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Office.
    • extremely organized and have strong attention to detail.
    • strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with teams.
    • strong communication skills (written and verbal).
    • a self-starter willing to take full responsibility and ownership of job.



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