- Analysis skills
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Powerpoint
This role is responsible for designing, modifying, analyzing, testing and field implementation of railcar components in an effort to improve performance and reliability. This role has to prepare clear, complete and accurate working plans, layouts, detailed drawings, tolerance stack-ups, and 3D models from rough or detailed sketches or notes to support development of the product. This role should have a good knowledge of classical engineering principles coupled with knowledge in basic material science and manufacturing processes. They will use modern data analysis tools to analyze railcar & component data from different sources, such as wayside detectors, car repair billing, and field test data. This role is also responsible for field inspections, trials & testing of railcar components. This position will receive moderate guidance and direction from management to draw conclusions from test data and analysis results. This position will require detailed reporting of test results, design modifications and analysis conclusions. This position will continue to build knowledge of the organization, processes and customers at TTX and in the industry.
Design, develop, modify, implement, test and analyze railcar component designs. (20% of time)
Utilize engineering design software to design, analyze and predict performance of new products. Prepare clear, complete and accurate layouts, detailed models/drawings, finite element analysis documents and detailed written reports to support the development of products. (20% of time)
Work with multiple internal and external sources, including engineers, test facilities and manufacturing plants. (15% of time)
Support efforts for fabrication, operation, application, installation and/or repair of new components under the direction of Project Leads. (15% of time)
Analyze TTX fleet data for use in trend studies under moderate guidance from management. Recommend improvements / solutions as needed to improve railcar component performance and reliability. (15% of time)
Perform car repair billing study and railroad wayside detector data analysis to understand the performance of TTX railcar, railcar systems and railcar components and explore ways to improve the performance of various railcar systems. (10% of time)
Perform ad-hoc analysis as directed by Engineering Management (5%)
Bachelor degree in mechanical engineering or other related fields from a four-year college or university is required.
5+ years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of engineering education and experience.
Experience or equivalent coursework using engineering software such as CAD software for modelling and drawing, Finite Element Analysis software.
Knowledge in manufacturing processes and materials used in railcar components (including Alloy steel, iron, elastomers etc.).
Proficient with computer software such as Windows, MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint.
Ability to travel both domestically and internationally.
Ability to work with railcar parts and general shop tools.
Ability to learn and use data analysis tools such as Tableau and Excel pivot table.
Ability to solve practical problems with multiple variables in a dynamic environment.
Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos.
Ability to analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, or governmental regulations.
Ability to write moderately complex correspondence, reports, business correspondence, and procedures for data reduction.
Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees, or groups of managers. Proven organizational, planning and analytical skills.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
(The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
General office environment with moderate noise level. Frequently required to talk, hear, sit (remain stationary within work area), and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. Occasionally required to move about (stand, walk), climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and lift/transport up to 50 pounds.
Up to 15% travel is required to Company locations, railroad service yards, and vendors. International travel may be required. Areas can have high volume of railroad traffic and requires being ambulatory and correctable hearing and visual capabilities which includes close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus). Work environment can include work near moving mechanical parts, in high, precarious places, vibration, loud noise level, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and outdoor weather conditions. Work requires climbing on and under rail cars for inspection purposes.
The above job description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.