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Principal Engineer

Company: Plasser American Corp
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

Some see the railway as transportation, while at Plasser American we see it as transformation. The story of how steel tracks turned the American promise into American progress and forged a trusted pathway to the possibilities of the future. It's a story that continues today, an American legacy unfolding mile by mile. There is a lot riding on those tracks and we know that support, quality and know-how are all important aspects in staying on track.That's why the Plasser American tradition begins with a promise. A promise to do things right. An unapologetic commitment to quality that makes us the longtime trusted leader in cutting edge American made innovations for the North American railway. It's a promise to see things differently to turn ordinary steel into safer passages. To be a partner that you can count on to engineer solutions for the challenges of today and for the opportunities of tomorrow. From research and design, expert manufacturing and delivering unapparelled services, our customers trust us to keep them ahead of the curve.Progress is about more than getting from Point A to Point B. It's knowing you have a trusted foundation to move you forward toward new possibilities waiting around the corner. Join Plasser American to become part of our team forging ahead towards new opportunities in railway maintenance. The railway is a path to the future, choose this path and apply today. Job DescriptionAs the Principal Engineer at Plasser American Corporation (PAC), you will be the fundamental technical expert for our Engineering Team. This key role will act as the lead engineer on various customer activities include projects, sales quotes and customer engagements. This position will work with the Chief Engineer and Product Management to architect new platforms, new vehicles, and aftermarket upgrades. Our vision is that this leader can significantly help PAC transform the North American rail market and help continue the growth that we are already experiencing.Location: As Plasser American has just built a brand-new state of the art office building in Chesapeake, Virginia, we prefer that the individual join the team in this location. There is a possibility that PAC may allow for alternative working arrangements. Position Summary:Plans and formulates engineering program and organizes project staff according to project requirements.Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures used in the field of maintenance of way type of equipment.Designs structures, runs tests, writes reports and analyses using ANSYS, and collaborates to find a design that fits all customer criteria set out in the specifications.Layout design of main structures and other major components for the design engineer further handling.Guide project personnel in aspects of projects such as technical studies, product design, preparation of specifications and technical plans, and product testing.Reviews product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer contract requirements, and related specifications.Reviews activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling, and resolving engineering design and test problems.Directs integration of technical activities and products.Provide technical guidance in planning and executing assigned projects.Evaluates and approves design changes, specifications, and drawing releases.Recommend new technologies to improve system performance and reliability. Education: Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent; a minimum of ten years related experience and/or training in the field of mechanical design; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Applicable Technical Competencies: Incumbent must have working knowledge and demonstrated abilities utilizing the below types of software.3D CAD - Expert LevelPLM - Significant ExperienceMicrosoft OutlookDesign ReviewMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft WordE-PLAN - or similarStress Analysis (ANSYS Preferred)About Plasser American: As part of the Plasser family brand, which is the largest Maintenance of Way equipment provider in the world, PAC is a rapidly growing provider of railway equipment in North America. Continuing for the next few years, PAC will continue to make significant investments in the North American Market including a new office building and a substantial addition to our manufacturing facility. PAC is making the needed investments to continue its growth trajectory for many years to come. The next several years will be an exciting time of transformation. We look to the future to enhance our team and achieve our goals.PI177299473

Keywords: Plasser American Corp, Chesapeake , Principal Engineer, Engineering , Chesapeake, Virginia

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