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Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Company: Progress Rail
Location: Albertville
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Job PurposeCoordinates, organizes, supervises, and directs all task and engineering activities involved with manufacturing special projects during their lifecycle, which is the start to finish of the project.Sustains production in a continuous improvement environment, including sustaining engineering, impact on process improvements, maintenance, and expansions.Responsible for keeping the shops running efficiently and for improving the efficiency and profitability of the production process.Company Paid Relocation available.Req ID9468BRWork Location OptionshybridCityAlbertvilleState:AlabamaCompany DescriptionRailroads transport goods and people millions of miles every day. At Progress Rail, we believe in going the distance with them. We are looking for talented and innovative team players to address the challenges of the rail industry today, ensuring success for the future. Build a long-term career with opportunities for growth and advancement as part of a vibrant network of close to 200 global locations. Our innovative team members work together to forge the bridge between ideas and success!As a Caterpillar company, Progress Rail is an integrated rolling stock and infrastructure provider, delivering a full range of products and services to domestic and international railroad customers. Our customers enjoy one-stop shopping and comprehensive railway solutions whether it rolls on the rail or is the rail itself. From locomotives, transit, freight cars and engines, to tracks, signals and advanced technology, we ensure customers can count on us to meet their needs.Learn how we keep our customers rolling by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn, and by visiting progressrail.com.Key Job Elements Establishes and coordinates required tooling activities or reviews and evaluates proposals for newmanufacturing processes; Supervises assembly plant's tool crib. Leads continuous improvement efforts through joint operations, engineering, and maintenance teams;develops long-range plans for improvements of processes and manufacturing activities; Provides electrical controls engineering and technical support to manufacturing operations; Assures maximum reliability of equipment, processes, and procedures; Participates in new development programs; drives employee ideas or continuous improvement projectsto help streamline processes; tests and evaluates new material sources, manufacturing methods, ordesign changes to existing products to enhance plant productivity; Assists in developing training materials, work instructions, quality manuals, and other documentation totrain employees on equipment and best practices; Investigates equipment and process failures and difficulties to diagnose faulty operation and to makerecommendations for improvement; Reviews predictive maintenance data and develops action plans; assists in maintaining equipment andmanaging/improving the spare parts program; improves shop floor productivity; Works with design engineering and quality assurance to develop procedures to ensure high quality partsmeet customer expectations; Creates drawings for tooling design, specifically assembly aids, Underframe tooling and fixturing, and lifting devices; Provides oversight and management of drawing creation related to Underframe etching and masking; Procures all required items (gauges, stands, tools, cabinets, hoists, etc.) for operations; Coordinates activities of sub-contractors and service sub-contractors and service reps; Maintains a high level of personal and professional knowledge of related technologies and manufacturingsystems; Assists in expansion efforts relating to facility, products, and equipment; Performs additional job-related duties as assigned.Education / Training Bachelors degree in Engineering field (e.g., mechanical, electrical, software, etc.) with thorough understanding of baseline relevant engineering principles; a masters degree may be required or offset with relevant experience.Qualifications and Experience 5-7+ years of experience in the manufacturing process, assembly sequence, production time, etc. with a focus on design, materials, R&D, tool design, and manufacturing build sequence, and/or programming as related to the rail industry; knowledge of diesel engines and engine components; Thorough knowledge of work measurement techniques, manufacturing, and assembly processes; knowledge of quality control procedures; Ability to read, understand, and create technical prints; hands on machining and fabrication background; high level of experience in interpretations/reading of 2D drawings; Basic welding knowledge to determine correct build sequences; SAP/LN knowledge (or some MRP), able to write and read G-code programming; able to use CAD/CAM software; basic AutoCAD, preferably basic Catia, SolidWorks, or some 3D modeling software; CNC program knowledge; proficiencies in PLCs, electrical controls, and industrial hydraulic systems; Understanding of LEAN manufacturing principles; Very high level of analytical ability and problem-solving skills; Familiarity with Association of American Railroads (AAR) specifications and regional industry standards a plus; experience with ISO requirements; High level of interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively in a team environment; Strong communication skills, both written and oral; able to create detailed specifications, procedures, and technical reports; excellent mediator skills required to negotiate technical solutions with domestic and foreign customers and design partners; Ability to manage, plan, and evaluate the work of others in team situations; Strong proficiency with MS Office tools (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).Essential and Physical Activities Functions: Strength Position typically involves work in an office environment with occasional visits to an industrialenvironment. Frequent/constant sitting. Occasional standing and walking. Occasional light- to medium level lifting or carrying (up to 30 pounds); Motion Position regularly requires standard motions associated with working in an office environment; Vision/Hearing Requirements Frequent verbal communications, including both talking and hearing; Work Environment Position is typically located in an office environment with occasional visits to an industrial environment which may include a non-temperature-controlled environment, as well as exposure to noise (85+ decibels), occasional exposure to temperature changes, heavy machinery and other hazardous working conditions requiring the use of PPE; Emotional Demands Very high level of responsibility. Must be able to coordinate diverse aspects of a project. Requires significant interpersonal skills while sustaining very high standards. Domestic and international travel as required; Safety Position may occasionally require the use of Personal Protective Equipment during visits to industrial areas.BenefitsCompetitive Salary401(k) plan with up to 6% company match (no waiting period with immediate vesting)Medical/Dental/Vision/Life/Disability InsuranceSupplemental Accident, Critical Care, and Hospital Insurance available along with an HDHP and HSA with seed moneyFlexible Spending AccountsPaid VacationPaid HolidaysPaid Time-Off (PTO)Employee Assistance PlanEducation Assistance ProgramEmployee Recognition ProgramsSite specific Production and Incentive PlansSite specific Step and Skill Level Wage Adjustment PlansSite Specific Relocation and Sign-on Bonus Programs*Benefits eligibility varies by job position, full-time/part-time and regular/temporary status. The provisions of the plan documents control such benefits.EEOEqual Opportunity Employer Race/Color/Sex/Religion/National Origin/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Vets/DisabilitiesJob CategoryEngineeringPRS Facility LocationAlbertville, AL (PRSC Corp HQ) - 001by Jobble

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