Progress Rail Services Corp. Tooling Technician in Muncie, Indiana

Auto req ID: 2953BR
Posting Title: Tooling Technician
Job Category: Engineering
City: Muncie
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

The Tooling Engineering Technician will be responsible for providing tooling support to the production line by acting as a point of contact for production floor associates, answering questions regarding tooling and fixture use and set-up, maintaining inventory of existing tooling and fixtures, assisting with validation of new tools, and providing assistance as needed to the tool crib. This position will work closely with the tooling engineer to identify, develop, and procure any new tooling and fixtures needed to improve safety and/or production processes.

Key Job Elements

•Ensure that safety, efficiency, productivity and quality are the prime focus.

•Support production floor with tooling needs such us, replacement parts, location of fixture of tooling.

•Coordinate repairs and order replacement parts.

•Assist with the setup and validation of existing and new tools and fixtures.

•Provide production and maintenance with the appropriate tooling drawing and set up drawing for installation and setup.

•Work closely with the tooling engineer to provide. feedback and opportunities for improvement.

•Work closely with the tooling engineer to resolve tooling issues and implement corrections in the production floor.

•Work closely with the tool crib to submit requisitions for new tools and follow up on the status.

•Create and maintain an inventory of replacement parts for fixtures and tools.

•Maintain tooling and fixtures inventory and location.

•Help to construct a team work environment and a positive attitude with other teams including Safety, Quality, Welding Engineering, Production and Materials.

Education / Training

Associates degree in Engineering or 2+ years related work experience.

•Strong verbal and written communication skills.

•Experience with Microsoft Office programs.

•Organization, multi-tasking, and prioritization skills.

•2+ years previous experience in heavy manufacturing.

•Strong interpersonal skills to interact with diverse workforce.

•High dependability with a strong work ethic and commitment to deadlines.

•Experience with CAD programs a plus.

•Experience with SAP, LN, or other ERP systems a plus.


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