Founded in 1898 and headquartered in Chicago, IL, GATX Corporation (NYSE:GATX) strives to be recognized as the finest railcar leasing company worldwide. Our competitive advantage is our full-service leasing business model, including a world-class railcar maintenance network. The key to our long-term growth and success is attracting and retaining top talent. 


The Reliability Engineer will support GATX's engineering data analytics and reliability analysis efforts. The incumbent will leverage data analysis to influence railroads, government and industry rule-making authorities toward decisions in the business interest of GATX. This position is expected to significantly impact Safety, Quality, Delivery and Costs objectives with these efforts.


Optimize the reliability of life-cycle maintenance on the GATX rail fleet.

  • Analyze and track all key fleet performance indicators to drive strategic improvement to GATX SQDC (Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost).
  • Utilize Weibull++ and other reliability software to manage GATX reliability program.
  • Optimize the schedule and standard work for planned maintenance events.
  • Prevent unplanned maintenance events.
  • Support implementation of reliability benefits in GATX instructions, specifications, reporting, computer systems, policies, and process.

Support GATX Ops strategic initiatives with data analysis and implementation.

  • Develop and maintain reliability reports and dashboards using PowerBI.
  • Measure the effectiveness of engineering programs for impact on SQDC.
  • Eliminate systemic defects to maintenance quality with Quality Assurance.
  • Support Best Practice teams on measurable impact to SQDC.

Support GATX Commercial with fleet performance data analysis.

  • Analyze maintenance cost trends.
  • Provide analyses to customers in order to support qualification intervals, provide comparative analyses on components, etc.

Influence government and industry rule-making authorities toward the best interest of GATX, and support regulatory requests.

  • Influence regulatory outcomes with reliable data metrics, industry committee participation, and task group leadership.
  • Support Service Reliability Assessments requests from FRA
  • Provide authorities with impact forecasts of proposed rule changes.
  • Validate effectiveness of GATX tank car qualification and remediation programs with FRA officials.


Education and/or Experience Required (including certifications):

  • B.S. in Engineering or other technical discipline
  • Advanced level skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerBI
  • Familiarity with statistics and formal methods of data analysis
  • Certification in reliability engineering data analysis and modeling is a plus
  • Experience with Rail car design and repair is a plus
  • Familiarity with Rail car rules and regulations is a plus

For internal candidates only:

  • Knowledge of GATX engineering policy, programs, specifications, and work instructions is a plus
  • Knowledge of GATX data sources and analytical tools is a plus

Other (i.e., physical requirements, travel, etc. that is not covered above):  This position is based in the Chicago Corporate office and considered hybrid with 60% in office attendance required. Minimal travel to maintenance facilities and industry committee meetings will be required, and employee must be physically able to climb on, inside, or under rail cars.


GATX embraces diversity, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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