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Associate Product Engineer



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 provides technical and administrative support to a railcar product engineering team while following a learning path and developing the skill set required for progression to a railcar product engineer role.  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. (HYBRID role requires approximately 60% of time in office/other work site monthly.)


  • Provide technical support to railcar product engineering team.
  • Support development of railcar modification and maintenance instructions and railcar arrangement and component drawings.
  • Provide administrative support to railcar product engineering team.
  • Follow learning path to develop knowledge and skills required for progression to railcar product engineer role.
  • Develop working knowledge of interfacing functions that depend on product engineering services and work product


Scope of Work

A product engineering team consisting of a manager and staff with varying seniority will direct this role in providing technical and administrative support for a portfolio of railcar products and following a product engineer learning path. In this context, this role will interact with maintenance facility staff and management, corporate operations and commercial managers and staff to support development of railcar modification and maintenance programs that meet external and internal customer needs.


  • Bachelor degree in Engineering Technology; Associate degree in manufacturing, industrial, or mechanical Engineering; or related technical degree.
  • Equivalent and relevant experience will be taken into consideration but is not necessary
  • AutoCAD drafting skill is required
  • Proficient in Microsoft office suite products and/or related software
  • Strong technical aptitude and motivation to learn and progress



  • Moderate travel as necessary to visit repair facilities, customer sites, up to 20%.

  • HYBRID role requires approximately 60% of time in office/other work site monthly.
  • Must be physically able to climb on equipment within a maintenance facility, stand on feet for extended periods in a plant environment.


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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