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Progress Rail Services Corp. Motor/Generator Engineer in LaGrange, Illinois

Auto req ID: 4290BR
Posting Title: Motor/Generator Engineer
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 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 is within limits of general policies, procedures, specifications, and practices. Management is available to provide guidance.

Key Job Elements

• Work in a team environment as part of Progress Rail’s Traction Systems Design Group;

• Mechanical/electrical design, analysis, and testing of >250hp motors and generators;

• Conduct diagnostic investigations, analyze data with support, implement and verify fixes for resolution of field problems;

• Knowledge of manufacturing aspects of motors and generators;

• Responsible for creating and interpreting design and performance specifications and providing compliant designs;

• Provide shop support and production problem resolution in areas of responsibility;

• Testing and validation of new designs and equipment;

• Stays abreast of new technology and competitive products;

• Provides technical direction to support personnel;

• Support Supply Chain in qualification of new suppliers;

• Travel as necessary, and flexibility to work on special assignments as required.

Education / Training

• BS in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent;

• MS in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

Qualifications and Experience


• Minimum of 3 years practical work experience in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field;

• Knowledge of computer engineering software;

• Excellent analytical abilities where problems are very complex;

• Excellent written and oral communication skills;

• Understanding of electro-mechanical aspects of machine design;

• Thorough understanding of manufacturing processes;

• Ability to work independently and with others.


• Previous locomotive familiarity and design experience with electrical rotating components;

• Familiarity or experience with PR manufacturing practices;

• FEA experience.


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..


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