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Progress Rail Services Corp. Engineer - Electrical Applications in LaGrange, Illinois

Auto req ID: 4326BR
Posting Title: Engineer - Electrical Applications
Job Category: Engineering
City: LaGrange
State: Illinois

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 www.progressrail.com and follow @Progress_Rail on Twitter and YouTube.

Job Purpose

The purpose of this position is to contribute to the design, development and manufacturing of world class rail products and services vital to our customer’s needs through the application of specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities. Work involves independent judgement, decision making, and creativity. Management is available to provide additional guidance for unusual situations. Prepare, design, develop electrical application designs for complete locomotive electrical systems per customer specification, engineering standards, and previous designs.

Key Job Elements

• Develop electrical circuits and systems, including schematic and application drawings, for locomotive application, to meet customer requirements and design specifications;

• Provide support to manufacturing (not to exceed 10% of available time) for questions / corrections / modification related to locomotive electrical applications, resolve issues, and produce the appropriate design change documentation;

• Analyze and interpret locomotive customer and engineering specifications to develop required electrical schematic and electrical applications;

• Manage, coordinate, and clearly communicate the status of all electrical application deliverables per customer order and manufacturing schedule;

• Conduct design reviews, as required, for all phases of electrical application development;

• Clearly and accurately produce all necessary documentation of electrical designs as required by Manufacturing and Product Design;

• Stay current with new electrical technology for potential impact to locomotive electrical system design;

• Organize workload in order to provide updates and status reports in a timely manner;

• Perform basic electrical design tasks including (but not limited to) circuit development, component selection, cable sizing, load analysis, BOM development, electrical load management, connection and interconnection design, and application development / design;

• Travel as required.

Education / Training

• BSEE degree (or equivalent) required;

• Advanced engineering degree (preferred).

Qualifications and Experience

• Training / experience in electrical controls including machines, controls, and power systems;

• Experience with computer aided electrical schematic generation;

• Proficiency and experience with computer applications including MS–Office suite;

• Experience utilizing SAP (or equivalent) for parts usage and BOM determination;

• Experience with UG or other mechanical CAD applications;

• Ability to read and understand locomotive electrical schematics and application drawings;

• Understanding of and previous experience with electrical schematic development within a computer graphics system;

• Full understanding of circuit development within a physical schematic;

• Above average electrical troubleshooting skills;

vBasic understanding of Locomotive subsystems as they pertain to electrical development;

• Understanding of electrical design in regard to Locomotive subsystems;

• Basic understanding of locomotive general arrangement and equipment;

• Above average oral and written communication skills.

• High level of analytical ability where problems are somewhat complex;

• Ability to work independently yet consistently execute to job schedules and milestone dates.

Technical Requirements:

• Training / experience in electrical controls including machines, controls, and power systems;

• Experience with computer aided electrical schematic generation;

• Proficiency and experience with computer applications including MS–Office suite;

• Experience utilizing SAP (or equivalent) for parts usage and BOM determination;

• Experience with UG or other mechanical CAD applications.

Benefits

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/vision/life/disability insurance along with flexible spending 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..

EEO

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

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