Rail Logistics Specialist

Delek US

Big Spring, TX, USA

Full time

Jan 9

Full Job Description

Delek US Holdings, Inc. is a diversified downstream energy company with assets in petroleum refining, logistics, renewable fuels and convenience store retailing. The refining assets consist of refineries operated in Tyler and Big Spring, Texas, El Dorado, Arkansas and Krotz Springs, Louisiana with a combined nameplate crude throughput capacity of 302,000 barrels per day.

The logistics operations primarily consist of Delek Logistics Partners, LP. Delek US Holdings, Inc.and its affiliates own approximately 63% (including the 2 percent general partner interest) of Delek Logistics Partners, LP. Delek Logistics Partners, LP (NYSE:DKL) is a growth-oriented master limited partnership focused on owning and operating midstream energy infrastructure assets.

The convenience store retail business is the largest 7-Eleven licensee in the United States and operates approximately 300 convenience stores in central and west Texas and New Mexico.

Rail Logistics Specialist/Senior Specialist

Highly motivated and adaptable individual that can work in a fast-paced environment to ensure delivery of railcars are meeting both customer and business expectations. Candidate must be a self-starter with demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills. Should have strong interpersonal skills and possess a high level of initiative for automation and innovation to further enhance the value of the team. Exhibits high integrity. Commitment to a culture of diligence and safety is essential.

Outline of Roles and Responsibilities:

Operations Management

  • Monitor and manage the supply of railcars into/out of production refineries, and generate car pipeline and fleet snapshot reports
  • Direct railcars into and out of storage and shops as required
  • Work to optimize rail schedules and fleet utilization including periodic maintenance
  • Ensure rail inspections are performed timely and effectively
  • Troubleshoot operational issues with service and rail providers
  • Maintain accurate and consistent tracking for all rail related activity
  • Remain highly organized and exhibit strong time management skills

Employee Development & Performance

  • Communicate effectively with freight railroads regarding customer service issues and resolutions, placing diversions, and following up on bad ordered railcars
  • Interact with the commercial team to translate sales into the execution of required rail shipments and record negotiated transportation terms in appropriate systems
  • Support customers and stakeholders with accurate, real-time asset tracking and tracing
  • Build relationships with current and prospective customers and program partners
  • Participate in daily/weekly team operations planning meetings
  • Provide ongoing support for the strategic development of the company
  • Ability to work well in a team environment navigating high pressure situations
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Manager of Rail
  • Collaborate effectively within the department and cross-functionally
  • Ability to travel to customer sites and field location(s) if/when needed


  • Attend required and supplemental Safety training; PSM (Process Safety Management) training
  • Complete Hazmat certification/training for transportation professionals
  • Other courses as appropriate to role and for professional development
  • Maintain strong alignment with Delek’s Core Values
  • This position is located in a field office at a refining plant; Strict adherence to safety protocols is required


  • Bachelor’s degree in business or other related field; Or, in lieu of degree, at least 4 years of relevant transportation experience including one or combination of the following: railroad industry, oil & gas, or petrochemicals (rail strongly preferred)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Skilled at identifying gaps in processes
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly present results to all levels of management
  • Knowledge of operational safety programs and procedures
  • Experience with and working knowledge of freight billing, tracking and dispute resolution
  • Brief knowledge of AAR rules and regulations, tariffs, and circulars
  • Experience with commodity logistics, scheduling or operations
  • Working knowledge of the rail industry and the advantages and challenges of shipping by rail
  • The ability to analyze large sets of data in order to develop and support rail processes and the company’s strategic plan
  • Understand not all transportation matters occur between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; Must be willing to occasionally work outside of traditional business hours.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of rail industry experience
  • Basic NAFTA import/export
  • Petroleum products industry experience
  • Bi-Lingual Spanish

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans.

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