Railcar Product Engineer I
Engineering

Overview:

This 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.

Responsibilities:

 

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.

Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience required (including certifications):

 

      • Bachelor degree in Manufacturing, Industrial, or Mechanical Engineering, or related technical field.
      • Equivalent and relevant experience will be taken into consideration but is not necessary.   
      • 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

 

Other (i.e., physical requirements, travel, etc. that is not covered above):

  • 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.

 

 

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 Corporation