Progress Rail Services Corp. Machinist I in East Chicago, Indiana

Auto req ID: 2645BR
Posting Title: Machinist I
Job Category: Manufacturing/Operations
City: East Chicago
State: Indiana

Company Description

Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, is an integrated rolling stock and infrastructure provider, delivering a full range of products and services to domestic and international railroad customers. Our customers enjoy one-stop shopping and comprehensive cradle-to-grave railway solutions - whether it rolls on the rail or is the rail itself. From locomotives, transit, freight cars and engines, to tracks, signals and advanced technology, we ensure customers can count on us to meet all their rail needs. Forging the bridge between ideas and success, our talented and innovative team members work together to address the challenges of the rail industry today, ensuring success for the future. As part of a vibrant, global network of business operations, each and every member of our team is important to our success. With headquarters in Albertville, Ala., more than 7,000 dedicated employees serve customers through a network of close to 150 locations around the world. For more information, visit and follow @Progress_Rail on Twitter and YouTube.

Job Purpose

Inspect and qualify secondhand wheel sets using the correct tools, gauges, equipment, and Magnetic Particle Testing to ensure all wheels and axles meet AAR (Association of American Railroads) rules and regulations as well as Progress Rail commitment to quality. Keep records of work performed and results obtained as work instructions require. Other duties include equipment preventive maintenance and corresponding reports to be completed on a daily basis. Produce wheel sets in a fast-paced environment.

Key Job Elements

• Produce wheel sets, Inspect, qualify wheel sets and axles, Quality, AAR rules and regulations, Magnectic Particle Testing. Fast-paced environment.

Education / Training

• Training and certification for Magnetic Particle Testing will be required, and cross-training provided.

Qualifications and Experience

• Fast-paced individual willing to train and cross-train will be qualified for the position as required by Progress Rail Quality Work Instructions, and will demonstrate proper work and area duties after successful on the job training. All Progress Rail employees must work safely at all times.


Progress Rail Services Corporation and its subsidiary and affiliate companies offer an excellent total compensation package* including competitive salary, 401(k) plan with company match, available medical/dental/life/disability insurance coverage and paid vacation and holidays. Relocation assistance may be available for some positions.

*Benefits eligibility differs by job position and employment status - governing plan documents control such benefits..


Equal Opportunity Employer – Race/Color/Sex/Religion/National Origin/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Vets/Disabilities