Electrical Rail Product Engineer

Job Description

Organization: Mobility
Business Unit: Rolling Stock
Requisition Number: 247346
Primary Location: United States-Georgia-Alpharetta
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 10%

Job Description:

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


Position Overview

The Electrical Rail Product Engineer will be an integral part of driving the successful ongoing production for rail 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 and optimize manufacturing activities.

The ideal candidate will have an electrical 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 become a product expert and provide support to manufacturing, quotation activities, and field support. 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.



Within this role, the Product Engineer will be responsible for overseeing all local aspects of 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

  • 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 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 projects as required


Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience 

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering

  • Minimum of five years related work experience

  • Approximately 10% travel anticipated

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience writing and editing requirement documents, design documents, test plans, installation manuals, and work instructions

  • Previous experience with Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) preferred

  • Working knowledge of various product standards such as UL and CSA

  • Design for manufacturing (DFM) and failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA)

  • 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

  • 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

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, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, protected veteran or military status, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

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