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Rail Gearbox Product Engineer

Alpharetta, Georgia

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Process Industries and Drives
Business Unit: Large Drives
Requisition Number: 221566
Primary Location: United States-Georgia-Alpharetta
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 10%

Division Description:


Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthineers and Financial Services.

The Siemens Process Industries and Drives Division helps manufacturers measurably increase productivity and improve time-to-market with our innovative, integrated technology and services. We support our customers in continuously improving the reliability, safety, and efficiency of products, processes and plants.

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Job Description:

Explosive growth in the rail industry requires a hands-on mechanical engineer to provide technical expertise; is this you?


Position Overview

The Rail Gearbox Product Engineer will be an integral part of driving the successful introduction and ongoing production for rail gearbox manufacturing within Siemens 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 engineering expertise, and optimize manufacturing activities for rail gearboxes.


The ideal candidate will have a mechanical engineering background, expertise within the locomotive and rail market, 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 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 reports to the General Manager for Traction Rail in the United States and will act as an interface between the engineering headquarters in Germany and the local operational team.



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

  • Drive production application engineering including: bill of material, assembly methods, special tooling requirements
  • Analyze product specifications, and clarifies product requirements and manufacturing aspects with accountable R&D, Engineering and/or Product Management
  • 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 test applications
  • Provide technical expertise for Quality regarding potential failure modes and effects analysis, change management, and similar topics. Manage fault control system disposition
  • Drive continuous improvement via technical improvements, cost reduction, and lean process implementation
  • Support organization in gearbox 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 projects as required

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Minimum of five years related work experience
  • Approximately 10% travel anticipated
  • Ability to design mechanical systems
  • Experience in rotating machinery, bearings, and gear systems
  • 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)
  • Ability to understand and interpret calculations provided by engineering headquarters in Germany. Topics to be dealt with include load analysis, stress analysis, vibration analysis, temperature impact analysis, gear tooth calculation, bearing lifetime calculation, rubber lifetime calculation, calculation of shaft-hub connections, shaft calculations, FEM calculations and other gearbox related design systems and machine design elements
  • Experience writing and edit requirement documents, design documents, test plans, installation manuals, and work instructions
  • Understanding of various mechanical systems and system alternatives to meet project requirements and conditions.
  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal)

Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • Understanding of gear theory, gear development and design
  • Past experience designing or working with gearboxes
  • Knowledge of the locomotive and rail market in the United States or an eagerness to learn if this background does not exist
  • Experience in project engineering
  • Experience working on international teams or in an international environment
  • Hands on experience with hand tools and gearbox assembly



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