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Mechanical Engineer - Rail Traction Components

Company: Siemens Mobility
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

For more than 160 years, Siemens has been an integral provider of infrastructure, electrification, and transportation solutions in the United States. Rail systems must do one thing above all: run. With modern maintenance solutions - from diagnostics to data-based action recommendations, from quick delivery of replacement parts to strategically planned modernization - we ensure your systems' highest reliability and availability: 100% Railability.

Position Overview:

This Mechanical Engineer for Rail Products will be an integral part of driving the successful introduction and ongoing production for rail gearbox and motor manufacturing within Siemens Mobility Traction Drives in our Alpharetta, GA facility. This role will work collaboratively across Traction Rail both within the U.S. and globally to drive localization projects for international designs, provide gearbox / motor engineering expertise, and optimize manufacturing activities.

The ideal candidate will have a mechanical engineering background, with hands-on motor and gearbox experience, and a successful track record of supporting product development from the development phase through to manufacturing. The Product Engineer will perform independent quality control checks and assess the design for manufacturability of rail gearbox /motor products to ensure compatibility with the US supply base and local capabilities. Candidates must possess the experience, knowledge and discernment to perform these functions with limited local guidance. This position will act as an interface between the engineering headquarters in Germany and the local operational team.

What your day-to-day will look like:

Within this role, the Mechanical Product Engineer will be responsible for overseeing all local aspects of gearbox / motor production and engineering. Specific activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Drive production application engineering including: bills of material, assembly methods, special tooling requirements
  • Assist in supplier selection, supplier validation and support of supplier qualification on a technical level
  • Lead local engineering change management through Teamcenter and SAP
  • Support and develop gearbox / motor test applications
  • Provide technical expertise for Quality regarding potential failure modes and effects analysis, change management, and similar topics.
  • Drive continuous improvement via technical improvements, cost reduction, and lean process implementation
  • Support organization in gearbox / motor technical discussions
  • Work closely with engineering headquarters in Germany to ensure successful designs for US market
  • Perform technical project manager duties for a variety of gearbox / motor projects as required

    To thrive in this role, you have:

    • Bachelor's degree in engineering or other technically related degree
    • Minimum of five years related work experience
    • Willing to travel domestic as well as international (approx. 10%)
    • Understanding of gearboxes and motors (theory, design, and manufacturing)
    • Hands on experience with hand tools and gearbox / motor assembly
    • Experience writing and editing requirement documents, design documents, test plans, installation manuals, and work instructions
    • Effective communication skills (written and verbal)

      Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

      • 2D and 3D design program experience (NX preferred)
      • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
      • Design for manufacturing (DFM) and failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA)
      • Knowledge of the locomotive and rail market in the United States
      • Experience in project engineering
      • Experience working on international teams or in an international environment
        Why you'll love working for Siemens!
        • Freedom and healthy work-life balance- Health, Dental, Vision Insurance, HSA/FSA, Commuter Benefits - starting Day 1!
        • We believe that each member of our team is accountable for making decisions, solving problems, and taking actions that contribute to long-term impact and financial success.
        • We do the right thing. We stand for green innovations and meaningful solutions with impact on customers, ecosystem partners, society, and environment.
        • We are frontrunners in digitalization and building platforms. Therefore, we are hiring ambitious forward-thinkers who want to have a real impact.
        • Solve the world's most significant problems - Be part of exciting and innovative projects.
        • Opportunities to contribute your innovative ideas and get paid for them! Take advantage of our Tuition Reimbursement program, Mentor Programs, and your development through online learning. We operate daily with a growth mindset - that's why Siemens consistently ranks on the Fortune World's Most Admired Companies list!
        • Employee perks and discounts in addition to our 401k match and generous Paid Time Off
          Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States without needing current or future employer-sponsored work authorization.

          Siemens offers a variety of health and wellness benefits to employees. Details regarding our benefits can be found here: . The base salary range for this position in Georgia is $98,600 - $133,100.

          Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
          Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, order of protection status, protected veteran or military status, or an unfavorable discharge from military service, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

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Keywords: Siemens Mobility, Alpharetta , Mechanical Engineer - Rail Traction Components, Engineering , Alpharetta, Georgia

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