Posted: Monday, February 05, 2024 03:56 PM


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. Req ID 8786BR Work Location Options LaGrange City La Grange 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 us @Progress_Rail on Twitter and YouTube. Key Job Elements • Work in a team environment as part of Progress Rail’s Locomotive Air Systems Engineering Group; • Primary responsibility will be design of locomotive brake and compressed air system applications; • Assignment will include providing production support and problem resolution to ensure brake and compressed air system meets customer and internal design intent; • Define design requirements working with designers, suppliers, supply chain, and other departments to ensure locomotive brake and compressed air system designs meets requirements and are released on time; • Define verification procedures, production test procedures, and documentation as required; • Conduct or support brake and compressed air system related testing, as required; • Demonstrate compliance of designs to project requirements through analytical or experimental methods; • Support other activities such as resolution of field problems and cost saving activities as required; • Travel as necessary, and flexibility to work on special assignments as required. Education / Training Required: • BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent. Preferred: • MS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent. Qualifications and Experience Required: • 3 - 5 years practical work experience in Mechanical Engineering or related field; • Excellent analytical abilities where problems are very complex; • Excellent written and oral communication skills; • Ability to read and create schematics for compressed air and electrical systems; • Understanding of manufacturing processes; • Ability to travel (drive/fly) to different company sites for testing and engineering support; • Ability to climb steep steps to enter locomotives for testing and troubleshooting; • Ability to work in manufacturing environments with heavy machinery, including but not limited to active welding, overhead cranes, and forklifts; • Ability to work on uneven ground around rails, and on railroad customer properties. Preferred: • 5 - 7 years practical work experience in Mechanical Engineering or related field; • Previous locomotive familiarity and design experience; • Familiarity with railroad operations, FRA laws, and AAR standards; • Familiarity with international standards and regulations (AS/RISSB, EN); • Familiarity with EMD engineering processes and systems; • Strong background dealing with pneumatic (or hydraulic) control systems, preferably in areas dealing with vehicle braking systems; • Strong background dealing with air compressors and compressed air treatment systems; • Familiarity with Polarion, or similar requirements management tools; • Experience with Engineering design software(s) – Unigraphics/NX, TeamCenter. Essential and Physical Activities Functions: • Strength – Position typically involves work in an office environment with occasional visits to an industrial environment. Frequent sitting. Occasional standing and walking. Occasional light to medium-level lifting (up to 30 pounds); • Motion – Position regularly requires standard motions associated with working in an office environment. Climbing onto and off of locomotives to perform periodic tests; • Vision/Hearing Requirements – Frequent verbal communications, including both talking and hearing; • Work Environment – Position is typically located in an office environment with occasional visits to an industrial environment which may include a non-temperature-controlled environment, as well as exposure to noise (85+ decibels), occasional exposure to temperature changes, heavy machinery and other hazardous working conditions requiring the use of PPE; • Emotional Demands –Must be able to coordinate diverse aspects of a project. Requires attention to detail while sustaining very high standards; • Safety – Position is not safety sensitive but requires the use of all PPE adherence to Safety Policies (blue flag etc.) when working in the field or industrial areas. The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of an Air Brake Systems Engineer. 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 Job Category Engineering PRS Facility Location EMD HQ LaGrange, IL

Price - 86300 - 109000

• Location: LaGrange, GA LaGrange, GA Alabama

• Post ID: 9074833550 Auburn

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