Engineer - 90157211 - Wilmington

Date: Sep 12, 2021

Location: Wilmington, DE, US, 19802

Company: Amtrak

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By living the Amtrak values and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.
 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES

The Mechanical Engineer provides technical assistance to the backshops and terminals, and internal Amtrak departments as required for mechanical and structural locomotive and passenger systems.  The Engineer reviews contractor and internal designs for suitability and compliance with requirements and technical specifications. The Mechanical Engineer oversees the rolling stock equipment and develops engineering programs and processes to improve the quality and reliability of the equipment. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

•    Provides technical services to terminal shops, S&I shops, and overhaul shops. 

•    Provides engineering solutions that extend beyond routine troubleshooting and routine diagnostic work. 

•    Develops solutions for problems on Locomotives, Passenger cars, and their systems including non Amtrak (state owned) equipment. 

•    Provides design improvements related to equipment problems which are typically design flaws, retrofit and field modifications, and maintenance shortcomings.

•    Provides design improvements to reduce failures and to increase availability of equipment.

•    Participates in field tests, safety inspections, and warranty programs for rolling stock programs.

•    Participates in FRA and NTSB matters as required.

•    Systematically researches problems, analyzes failures for root causes and designs solutions while distinguishing between routine troubleshooting and genuine systemic problems.

•    Conducts equipment FAI (First Article Inspections) and provides reports and follow up.

•    Prepares, designs, develop and review technical specifications for new and overhauled equipment, assuring that they are safe, functional, and cost effective.

•    Resolves field mechanical problems with existing and new equipment. 

•    Reviews and writes operator and maintenance manuals and instructions.  

•    Identifies replacement components, including qualifying vendors and products. 

•    Writes and reviews test procedures; leads equipment tests; conducts design reviews; and leads other complex technical meetings.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

•    Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with 2 years of experience or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

•    Demonstrated experience in Amtrak or Class 1 railway rolling stock maintenance in technical roles involving inspections, commissioning new rolling stock, troubleshooting, and turnaround servicing.  The experience should include equipment maintenance, sanitary systems, power doors, and HVAC.

•    Demonstrated experience in railway quality control.  

 •    Ability to read and understand electrical schematics and mechanical drawings for trouble shooting with multi meters.

•    Ability to independently resolve technical problems and be proficient in technical correspondence, including drawings.

•    Knowledge of how mechanical and structural systems are integrated with all the other systems as well as their impact on the entire functionality of cars and locomotives.  

•    Knowledgeable in areas of North American railway safety and regulatory practices including but not limited to AAR, FDA, FRA and Transport Canadian rules.

•    Must have general knowledge of ASME standards.

•    Elementary knowledge of environmental regulations, signal rules, electric traction, NORAC rules related to train operations and physical features of the right of ways.

•    Good written and oral communication skills.

•    Capable of effectively working with Legal Professionals and craft personnel.

•    Strong project management and analysis skills.

•    Basic computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft computer software such as Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point and Projects. 

•    Ability to master digital photography.

•    Capable of developing and implementing Mechanical procedures Modifications, SMP’s and Maintenance Bulletins and Alerts as well as work station specifications. 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

•    MS degree in Mechanical engineering discipline or PE license.

•    Working knowledge of the CFR-238 and basic qualifications. 

•    Significant engineering experience with a railroad or other technical agency.

•    Familiarity with UIC standards applicable to railway equipment.

•    Membership in an AAR, ASME, SAE, ASHRAE technical society.

•    Certified in Project Management.

•    Certified for handling refrigerant gases and successfully complete Amtrak’s HVAC repair training.  

•    Working knowledge of Amtrak WMS system.

•    General understanding of materials management functions and creation of Bills of Materials and material inventory changes. 

 

This position is a tiered position. Incumbents will have a position level assigned based on their skills and experience, and in alignment with position development plans. Position placement is at Amtrak’s sole and absolute discretion.

Requisition ID:63062
Band Zone:C4 
Posting Location(s):Delaware
Job Family/Function:Mechanical 
Relocation Offered:Yes 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 
Recruiter Name:Victoria Kingsley 
Recruiter Email:victoria.kingsley@amtrak.com

 

You power our progress through your performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing.  All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing.  Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free. 

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

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