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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!


This HYBRID position supports the railcar product engineering function for a group of railcar product codes.  The incumbent is part of a team that delivers product specifications, work instructions, and support to procure, optimize and maintain a portfolio of railcar products that meet or exceed customer, GATX, and regulatory requirements.  This position requires expert-level experience in railcar engineering and proven ability to lead others to achieve impactful results with minimal supervision.


Execute railcar modification programs for a group of product codes

  • Deliver feasibility and cost assessment in response to railcar modification inquiries
  • Administer AAR approved design specifications to the repair network
  • Lead or participate on cross functional teams in developing and administering complex railcar modifications
  • Support a product routing process that delivers GATX and customer technical requirements to the service network

Support the ongoing development and administration of the GATX maintenance program for a group of railcar products

  • Deliver first line technical support to the maintenance organization
  • Utilize a cross functional approach in the creation and optimization of product based railcar maintenance instructions
  • Investigate and address railcar performance issues as identified through reliability surveillance, quality metrics, and customer feedback
  • Participate in or support mechanical / reliability analysis activities
  • Develop fleet remediation programs and support execution
  • Support cross-functional efforts to improve maintenance, such as best practice teamwork, standard work development, equipment and tooling standardization and the like.

Railcar product specifications and standards

  • Administer GATX railcar component standards and monitor performance
  • Participate in review of specifications and standards for new car orders

Railcar product support

  • Support training initiatives
  • Troubleshoot railcar or railcar component performance issues
  • Respond to technical inquiries from shops
  • Support customers’ product needs through inquiry response, troubleshooting, and on-site problem solving as needed.

Scope of Work

Interacts with shops and FMA’s to administer product specific engineering instructions and requirements.  Interacts with FPM’s and ASL’s to develop railcar modification instructions that meet market and customer needs.  Interact with Quality team to support training, investigate customer rejects, and clarify engineering requirements.


Education and/or Experience required:

  • Bachelor degree in Manufacturing, Industrial, or Mechanical Engineering, or related technical field. 
  • 5+ years experience in railcar engineering is required. 
  • Proficient knowledge of relevant rules and regulations is required.
  • Must be computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft office suite products and / or related software.

 Key Competencies:

  • Strong technical aptitude
  • Well organized and detail oriented including effective time management ability
  • Customer focused
  • Effective written and verbal communicator.
  • Strong people skills, ability to gain trust and confidence
  • Results orientation. Passion to complete the task
  • Ability to build strong strategic relationships both internally and externally
  • Proven ability to lead others to achieve impactful results with minimal supervision.


  • Moderate travel as necessary to visit repair facilities, customers and attend industry meetings, up to 20%.
  • Must be physically able to climb on equipment within a maintenance facility, stand on feet for extended periods in a plant environment.


NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


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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