Facility and Manufacturing Engineer
Engineering

Overview:

Oversee all manufacturing engineering support for one of two large-scale railcar repair facilities. This includes leading capital investment projects, equipment maintenance improvements (up time), and equipment/ tooling related process improvements. This role is also responsible for the maintenance department and employees including all aspects of safety, quality, production and cost. This role is key in supporting continuous improvement activities.

Responsibilities:

GATX: Who are we?

 

We are known worldwide as a leader in leasing transportation assets and control one of the largest railcar fleets in the world. The key to our long-term growth and success is attracting and retaining the most talented people from around the world.

We seek individuals who are creative, intuitive, driven, intellectually curious and eager to join a dynamic organization where high-quality work, collaboration and dedication are deeply woven into the corporate culture.

 

How will you make an impact?

 

Oversee all manufacturing engineering support for one of two large-scale railcar repair facilities. This includes leading capital investment projects, equipment maintenance improvements (up time), and equipment/ tooling related process improvements. This role is also responsible for the maintenance department and employees including all aspects of safety, quality, production and cost. This role is key in supporting continuous improvement activities.

 

What are your key activities?

 

1. Serve as site lead and technical project manager for capital investment projects at the shop

  1. Includes large scale capital investment, process improvements (productivity), and other growth projects
  2. Key role as continuous improvement / Kaizen manufacturing engineering support to design and implement tooling and equipment to improve railcar repair operations.
  3. Typically this role works across departments and functional areas, including safety, quality, delivery, and cost as well as shop production, material, maintenance, and switching

2. Oversee Maintenance and support production for the facility

  1. Plan preventative maintenance programs for repair shop to optimize availability (up time) of all equipment
  2. Provide expertise and guidance regarding equipment and buildings
  3. Direct management over maintenance supervision and maintenance department.
  4. Design tooling/ fixtures for railcar repair

3. Manage all project and maintenance related expenses

  1. Assist in preparation of capital operating and repair budgets, providing justification as applicable
  2. Lead / assist in the preparation of justification for capital investment proposals.
  3. Provide updates to current year budgeting and planning for upcoming years
  4. Manage vendor relationships through project life cycle, from quote to completion implementation of capital equipment

4. Support a relentless problem-solving methodology to improve performance within the service center

  1. Develop project road map large and small which will improve facility performance
  2. Kaizen support on key projects
  3. Aid in the creation of and updating of Standard Work/ PM documentation as needed

 

Qualifications:

What is required of you?

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field, manufacturing or mechanical engineering preferred
  • 5-7 years of previous shop floor supervisory, operations management, and/or value stream management experience, is highly recommended.
  • Experience in a low-volume/high-mix industry or multiple, varied industries is preferred
  • Experience in project management for capital expenditures, production launch, or large scale changes

 

What are we looking for?

  • Ability to execute multiple projects in fast paced environment
  • Interpersonal savvy in change management and conflict resolution
  • Systems thinking
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Ability to lead and direct a group of salary and hourly employees

 

Other things to note:

Physical ability to inspect/supervise car repair activities.

 

Consistent with GATX policy, all new hires are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and if eligible per CDC guidance to receive a COVID-19 booster shot, subject to accommodation. 

 

GATX embraces diversity and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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.

 

GATX embraces diversity and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

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