LTK ENGINEERING SERVICES, one of the nation's most respected consultants to the railroad and rail transit industries, currently has an immediate opening for the position listed below.
Rail Vehicle Mechanical Engineer
A BS degree in Mechanical Engineering with 10-15 years of rail vehicle experience. Candidates possessing mechanical engineering experience related to electro-mechanical equipment from heavy manufacturing industries will also be considered. The ideal candidate must possess broad-based knowledge of rail vehicle mechanical engineering (machine design, kinematics and vehicle dynamics; vibration control, stress analysis, materials, pneumatics, hydraulics, HVAC, door systems, and equipment reliability); demonstrated skill in electrical engineering principles is a plus. Additional qualifications desired include: experience in conducting fleet inspections, structural passenger vehicle qualification testing; knowledge of general maintenance shop practices and processes, and equipment installation in a rail or industrial environment.
The candidate must demonstrate a high work ethic; be willing to work independently or under limited instruction from senior staff or clients; be able to interact well with customer staff in a field environment; and demonstrate strong communication and organizational skills including team management, project management, multitasking, and meeting deadlines. PE registration is desirable but not required. Relevant professional experience will be considered as a substitute for academic degree requirements. Both domestic and foreign travel may be required. A current, valid driver license required. This position will likely require sitting in the client’s office in Greenbelt, MD but may also require travel to other client sites.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Hands-on engineering work with the light rail, subway, and commuter trains, including investigations of equipment malfunctions, modifications and reporting findings.
Conduct fleet inspections as part of a service-life extension program.
Conduct forensic investigation of failed components and equipment and reporting findings.
Develop technical specifications for the new and upgraded train equipment and systems.
Review of maintenance shop layouts and management.
Review design submittals and prepare detailed descriptions of review findings.
Participate in formal design review meetings and technical working sessions.
Inspect and review prototype and first article equipment and prepare detailed descriptions of review findings.
Prepare reports that identify work progress, defects/non-conformances, and areas of concern.
Witness electro-mechanical equipment undergoing qualification testing, including; shock and vibration, environmental, electrical, and functional testing.
Participate in vehicle acceptance testing, to include ride quality, braking performance and noise/vibration levels.
Participate in quality assurance and manufacturing audits.
Provide project management and engineering support as required.
Provide direction and monitor the work of junior staff
Serve as a technical mentor and help develop staff skills
Take direction from Regional V.P. and high-level clients on time-sensitive and critical tasks
LTK is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, offering attractive professional opportunities and competitive compensation and benefits packages. Qualified individuals are encouraged to submit their resume and cover letter online.