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Production Engineer - Bogies and Carshell

Sacramento, California

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Mobility
Business Unit: Mobility (MO)
Requisition Number: 224774
Primary Location: United States-California-Sacramento
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 5%

Division Description:


Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationally 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 eight  Divisions: Power and Gas, Power Generation Services,  Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives,  and Financial Services.


Committed to the safe and reliable transportation of people and goods by rail and road, Siemens Mobility designs and manufactures across the entire spectrum of rolling stock, including commuter and regional passenger trains, light rail and streetcars, metros, locomotives, passenger coaches, and high-speed trainsets.  In the U.S., Siemens is providing rail vehicles, locomotives, components and systems to more than 25 agencies in cities such as D.C., New York, Boston, Sacramento, San Diego, and St. Louis.

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Position Overview:
Production Engineer: Bogies and Carshells
The successful candidate will serve as the technical liaison between the Engineering departments in Sacramento, CA and Graz Austria and manufacturing personnel in Sacramento, CA to ensure proper implementation of design drawings and guidelines.  In addition, candidates must have fundamental understanding of machine design and solid mechanic strength assessment concepts to enable technical communication with design and simulation / calculation staff.  This role reports to our Mechanical Engineering Director and is located in Sacramento, CA.
  • Completes complex material and system specifications, technical reports and technical proposals, and follow-up to ensure proper and effective implementation and integration.
  • Performs complex design, development, testing and modifications of solutions.
  • Performs explanations and clarifies information to enable proper interpretation and evaluation of complex specifications, performance characteristics or other technical data.
  • Performs internal and external communication of complex technical and commercial issues.
  • Prepares or approves work instructions.
  • Supports warehouse incoming inspections.
  • Completes recommendations for complex new designs, new processes, or design changes to meet requirements. 
  • Performs full range of standard work for the professional field.
  • Identifies and resolves more complex problems and applies problem solving skills in order to deal with most situations.
  • Supports localization effort for truck frame manufacturing and complete truck assemblies. 
  • Supports machining and measurement protocols with review and approval of reference definitions. 
  • Resolves complex structural steel manufacturing and tolerance issues.
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing required.
  • Supports Procurement department with material sourcing opportunities and interpretation of design requirements and US guidelines.    
  • Prepares drawings and associated bill of materials as required.
  • Works with Change Manager to expedite changes within the organization to ensure timely implementation to maintain project schedule.
  • Must be capable of researching, understanding, and implementation of requirements related to structural welding for various material types (carbon steel and stainless steel) meeting USA regulatory, and specification requirements.
  • Provides technical support and dispositions for production articles as required.  Where necessary, prepares modification instructions.   
  • Performs clearance and integration testing/checking on vehicle test stands.
  • Supports electrical subassembly with drawing, bill of material, and specification interpretation and troubleshooting.    
  • Attends shop floor and team meetings providing support as assigned. 
  • And other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:
  • Training as a welder and certification as a welding inspector a plus.
  • Knowledge of SAP or other enterprise management tools, CREO, and AutoCAD required.
  • Knowledge regarding structural design and welding technologies is required.  Detailed knowledge of welding standards (AWS D1.1, EN 15085, DVS 1612 for example) is a plus.
  • Understanding of jig and fixture design methodologies required. 
  • Required education: Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering/Technology or equivalent required.
  • Required experience: 3-5 years of experience in rail vehicle systems engineering and/or manufacturing/industrial engineering.
  • Advanced degree may be substituted for experience, where applicable.
  • Required travel: 5%
  • Knowledge and experience with industry bogie design, verification and validation specifications is a plus. 


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