- Word processing
- Communication skills
- Computer skills
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
This position is responsible for researching improvement of practices and procedures of repairs and replacement parts they relate to design and manufacturing of untried types of tank cars and hopper cars, as well as like enhancements to existing tank cars and hopper cars and related components while meeting manufacturing, repair customer and regulatory demands; for assistance in providing preliminary material and process study and recommendations for these types of cars and components and fulfilling the engineering requirements of special projects as required. He/she ensures that all proposed materials, processes and designs are technically sound before marketing and provides technical expertise for UTLX.
Ability to operate a computer and have knowledge and ability to be fluent in the use of word processing, communication, spreadsheet and database programs.
Communication skills (hearing and speech) to answer the telephone in a clear and understandable manner.
Organizational skills to instruct the assistant to establish and maintain an extensive file and library system.
Willingness and ability to wear safety equipment such as, but not limited to: Safety shoes, safety glasses, hard hat, ear plugs and respirators.
Ability to see and hear the visual and audio safety warnings in the plants.
Willingness and ability to travel outside of the normal place of work via car, train and/or
Ability to climb to the top of and walk on tank cars without fear of heights.
Ability to bend, stretch and crawl to perform inspections in the plant.
Bachelor's degree in Engineering
Ensures that existing manufacturing and repair methods, standards, and procedures are constantly reviewed, improved and new or improved processes installed to reduce costs, improve quality and provide superior efficiency.
Ensures that complete and useful R&D engineering information is disseminated in a timely fashion to all internal customers with respect to new applications.
Ensures that the company and the R&D Department are adequately represented in all industry, trade and regulatory organizations which concern project engineering standards.
Provides engineering services to all repair shops, providing state-of-the-art equipment and continuous evaluation of production and repair processes and capabilities to ensure efficient operations.
Identifies designs and conducts R&D projects which enhance UTLX market position, especially through improvement of existing and commercialization of new designs on tank car parts and components.
Provides R&D project engineering services to all repair shops, providing process improvements to ensure efficiency in maintaining company owned leased tank car fleet.
Participates in and actively supports Quality projects and activities and Responsible
Care initiatives to ensure that the Company achieves its goals.
Please note the duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.