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Railroad Signal Engineer

Company: Progress Rail
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

Job PurposeProgress Rail is looking for an experienced signal engineer. The ideal candidate will be responsible for overseeing the signal design of various transit projects and be a key point of contact with our customers and transit authorities. Position would be located in Jacksonville, FL, Omaha, NE, or Hudson, WIReq ID9399BRWork Location OptionsHudson WI, Omaha NE, or Tacoma WACityTacomaState:WashingtonCompany 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 Develop and review complex signal circuit designs and software; Create and test complex software for signal systems; Perform design calculations, including headway analysis, safe braking, and power draw; Assist in the creation of cost estimates for signal engineering, material, installation, and testing; Write and review technical proposals for signaling projects; Meet with customers to review technical details of the project; Lead the factory and field testing of signal systems; Mentor and train junior engineers.Education / Training Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent; Certification as an Engineer-in-Training or Professional Engineer license is highly preferred.Qualifications and Experience 7+ years of freight or transit signal system design experience with a diverse knowledge of systems and equipment; Experience with railroad train control systems including: train to wayside control systems, CAB systems, power frequency track circuits, audio frequency track circuits; Experience with communication systems including: vital and non-vital fiber communication, radio communication, train to wayside communication, and positive train control; Experience with grade crossing warning systems including: predictors, DC track starts, solid state crossing controllers, and grade crossing warning devices; Ideal candidate will have field experience with testing and troubleshooting on transit systems; Must be able to work independently and within a team; Understanding of FRA, FTA, and AREMA rules and guidelines.Essential and Physical Activities Functions: Strength Position typically involves work in an office environment. Frequent sitting. Occasional standing and walking. Occasional light to medium-level lifting (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; Emotional Demands Must be able to coordinate diverse aspects of a project. Requires attention to detail while sustaining very high standards;The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of a Signal Engineer.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 LocationLeased Off - Tacoma, WA - 426by Jobble

Keywords: Progress Rail, Tacoma , Railroad Signal Engineer, Engineering , Tacoma, Washington

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