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Founded in 1898 and headquartered in Chicago, IL, GATX Corporation (NYSE: GATX) is an industry leader with 125+ years of success—success that is powered by our people. We are proud of our high-performance culture, hard-working and enthusiastic management team, and beautiful office space in the Willis Tower.


At GATX, we hire the best and offer our employees a dynamic, energetic, collaborative environment to enable them to make an impact from day one. Enjoy the perks and benefits of a global company with the close-knit culture and community of a much smaller one. In the same way we strive to empower our customers to propel the world forward, we are dedicated to providing our people with the tools and resources they need to move forward in their careers. And, thanks to our employees, in 2023 we were named one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for the fourth time!


The HYBRID Reliability Engineering role, will require an engineer with experience in mechanical design and analysis with a focus on component Reliability.  A knowledge of how piping and valves components work in addition to an understanding of component inspection techniques is desired. Any experience with rail tank car valves and running gear components is a plus. The candidate will be expected to have skills that support GATX engineering’s data analytics and reliability analysis efforts; and the ability to create and develop reliability plans and projects from a strategic perspective. This position will also leverage data analysis to influence railroads, government and industry rule-making authorities toward decisions in the business interest of GATX.  The 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).
  • Set and monitor quantitative metrics for fleet reliability goals.
  • Utilize Weibull++ and other reliability software to manage GATX reliability program.
  • Optimize the schedule and standard work for planned maintenance events.
  • Analyze needs and 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.


  • Executive and staff employees in engineering, quality assurance, information services, and continuous improvement
  • FRA and AAR 
  • GATX Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs
  • Executive and staff employees in fleet management, investment analysis, sales


Education and/or Experience Required:


• B.S. in Engineering, Data Analytics or other technical discipline

• Advanced level skills in Microsoft Excel
• Advanced level skills in Microsoft 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, car rules and regulations is a plus


Other:  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, disability, 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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