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Rail Equipment Engineer II

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Skokie
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

DescriptionSALARY$29.051 - $41.503POSITION SUMMARYUnder supervision, performs rail equipment design projects involving the specifying, review, oversight and testing of equipment, vehicles and installations of equipment.QualificationsPRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides input to new rail car and rail car rehab projects; to insure all the various areas needed in the projects are included and adequately covered; by reviewing specifications and preparing comments, by attending meetings and preparing summaries.
  • Provides oversight on major rail vehicle equipment installations and testing; to provide information to all involved departments and suppliers; by monitoring equipment installations, witnessing testing and preparing reports.
  • Provides support and assistance in resolving engineering problems; to insure projects run smoothly and equipment operates properly; by coordinating activities with shops and terminals, meeting with shop and terminal personnel and supplier personnel, conducting tests, analyzing data and test reports and making recommendations and preparing reports.
  • Represents CTA to provide assistance in design or manufacturing problem resolution to insure CTA's needs and specifications are followed; visits plants to investigate problems, attends meetings with suppliers, supplies added information and conducts tests.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESReporting to this position are the following jobs:Job TitleCHALLENGES
    • Obtaining complete and accurate information.
    • Communications with CTA and supplier personnel.
    • Maintaining amiable relations with contractors and suppliers.
    • Traveling for extended periods away from home.EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
      • Required to possess a high school diploma.
      • Required to possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
      • Required to possess or obtain current Rail Safety Training certification.
      • Required to have a valid Illinois driver's license and be authorized to use personal vehicle for CTA business.
      • Hands-on experience with instruments, tools and troubleshooting techniques preferred.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
        • Must be able to ascend and descend into and under rail cars in shops or online.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
          • Ability to read and understand technical drawings and documents.
          • Strong computer skills on word processing and spread sheet programs.
          • Good computer drafting skills (CAD).
          • Ability to write and express oneself in clear, logical and comprehensible English.
          • General knowledge of rail cars, equipment and subsystems.WORKING CONDITIONS
            • Usual business office, manufacturing plant, maintenance shop facility, and testing laboratory.
            • Exposed to 600 volt third rails and energized equipment.
            • Must be available to respond to calls or email inquiries outside of regular work hours. Typically, on call one week, approximately every 6 weeks on a rotating schedule.
            • Occasionally exposed to usual rail vehicle maintenance shop and terminal hazards and conditions, e.g. vehicular noise, dust, grease, moving vehicles, electrified apparatus, or machinery, etc.
            • Occasionally exposed to all weather and right of way conditions.EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, AND MATERIALS UTILIZED
              • Computer with general business and equipment specific software.
              • Various pieces of testing equipment both electronic and mechanical.
              • Car Repairer hand and power tools.Additional DetailsPlease note, employees and/or union members will be given priority consideration in the hiring process, per the applicable labor contracts.Rate to be determined by applicant's entered service date and service date in union jurisdiction of this classification.CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERNo employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, unfavorable military discharge, disability or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws; except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for our workforce and supporting the communities we serve. CTA will make reasonable accommodations for the known disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants for employment as well as its employees, unless undue hardship would result. If you require an accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact prior to the submission of your application or upon notification of your actual test date. CTA will work with you to determine if an accommodation can be provided.TO BE CONSIDERED APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED IN THEIR ENTIRETY INCLUDING:
                • QUALIFICATIONS

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Skokie , Rail Equipment Engineer II, Engineering , Skokie, Illinois

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