Leading the engineering activities through planning and coordinating the day-to-day activities of a customer or product focused design team.
Promotes safety through leading by example when visiting customer sites, inspecting manufactured products and visiting other plants.
Ensures product designs meet customer and Nortrak safety standards.
Monitors and ensures engineering designs meet company and customer quality control standards.
Ensures all required design components (drawings, BOMs, ITPs, etc.) are practical and completed with a high degree of accuracy.
Continues to develop knowledge of Nortrak products, customer and Nortrak standards and industry practices.
Approves all drawings and related documents produced by his/her group.
Designs and ensures all documents associated with projects will be in accordance with Nortrak’s Engineering Work Instructions and ISO 9001 guidelines.
Maintains an extensive knowledge of the application, manufacture and service requirements of Nortrak products, customer and Nortrak standards and industry practices.
Maintains a high level of technical expertise through on-the-job training, education, reading, conferences, courses, etc.
Plans, directs and controls design work to ensure projects are completed per committed completion dates.
Liaises with customers to verify requirements and expedite approvals.
Manages team schedules and resources to satisfy business priorities.
Assumes leadership role in the completion of product designs associated with projects (e.g. sales orders) in an accurate and timely manner using CAD software (currently NX, MicroStation and SolidWorks) and within the guidelines set forth in customer and Nortrak standards and specifications.
Oversees project management of teams to ensure projects are completed in the most cost effective manner.
Liaises with operations personnel at the plant to ensure design-for-manufacturability.
Develops and utilizes standard designs/products to the maximum extent possible.
Provides assistance in the bid/estimating process.
Develops and mentors team members through sharing of extensive knowledge of the application, manufacture and service requirements of Nortrak products, customer and Nortrak standards.
Identifies training and developmental needs and ensures needs are met for team members.
Develops and maintains strong working relationships with internal and external customers and suppliers.
Provides day-to-day direction to team members. .
Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate Engineering discipline or equivalent.
Eligibility for membership in the Association of Professional Engineers in their applicable province/state.
Three to five years of experience in the engineering field.
Experience working in a manufacturing environment and managing a team.
SAP knowledge would be an asset.
Knowledge of materials & casting processes related to the company’s manufactured products, and experience working in a manufacturing environment is an asset.
Proficient in the use of CAD software (NX, Microstation and SolidWorks) and general drafting practices.
Proficient in the use of the PLM system and ERP system.
Must be able to understand highly technical topics.
The ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines and be detailed oriented.
Proficient in MS Office standard programs (Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point, and Access). Proficiency in MS Visio, MS SharePoint and MS Project preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Please state desired salary on resume
voestalpine Nortrak is North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of special trackwork. We are the technology leader in the trackwork Industry
We have a location near you with ten facilities in Canada, U.S. and Mexico.
Nortrak’s Signaling Division, based in Chicago Heights, combines hydraulics and electronics in switch machines tailored for freight, transit, streetcar and high speed ...rail. The “Racor” line of manual switch stands has long been the industry standard. Fixed infrastructure asset monitoring systems provide early diagnosis of adjustment problems with switches machines, track circuits and other devices. Rolling stock diagnostic systems monitor the performance of rolling stock overheating wheels and bearings.
We hold a leading position as a supplier of special trackwork to the North American rail industry. voestalpine Nortrak has earned this position through a dedication to provide our customers with superior products, in field support, excellence in engineering and a commitment to service.
In addition to our manufacturing facilities in North America, the voestalpine Turnout Systems group has 40 plants and locations in 21 countries.