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Company: Plasser American Corp
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: January 22, 2023

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.General Scope: Designs, develops, and help testing all aspects of mechanical components, equipment, and machinery by performing the following duties: Position Details Position Summary: Applies knowledge of engineering principles to design products used on maintenance of way equipment for the railroad industry.Involved in the entire process, from sketching an idea through the manufacturing and testing of the finished product.Throughout development, the mechanical design engineer works with other design engineers to identify any areas of the design that need to be altered or improved.Required to analyzed and understand customer specifications and develop a workable machine layout from which designers can produce detailed sub assembly drawings.Compiles and analyzes operational, test, and research data to establish performance standards for newly designed or modified equipment or product. Plans and develops experimental test programs. Analyzes test data and reports to determine if design meets functional and performance specifications.Confers with research and other engineering personnel and prepares design modifications as required. Evaluates engineering test results for possible application to developments of systems or other uses.Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures used in the field of maintenance of way type of equipment.Prepare work orders, engine specifications, and all supporting documentation for the construction of machines. May require some traveling to customer job site to evaluate problems and report back to management with findingsRelies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.Performs a variety of complicated tasks.A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Supervisory Responsibilities: While not the supervisor of the department, the employee may be required to assign or direct the workload of other junior employees in the department. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES(The knowledge, skills and attributes required for satisfactory job performance) Education: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline. Strong preference given to candidates with 5 to 10 years of experience in the field of heavy equipment machinery design.Knowledge: Incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:Knowledge of Engineering.Skills: Preferred skills:Knowledge of the current ISO and ANSI (Y14) standards.Working knowledge of the metric system and geometric dimensioning and tolerance.Familiar with weldments, and machining operation.Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.Microsoft Office SuiteAutodesk Inventor Professional & AutoCADMotivated and self-starter with the ability to work under deadlines.Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as Calculus and modern Algebra.Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.A.R.E.A., AAR, S.A.E. membership helpful but not required. Personal Attributes: Incumbent must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties of a Mechanical Engineer. The incumbent must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:Be honest and trustworthyBe respectfulPossess cultural awareness and sensitivityBe flexibleDemonstrate sound work ethics WORKING CONDITIONS The unavoidable, externally imposed conditions under which the work must be performed and which createhardship for the incumbent including the frequency and duration of occurrence of physical demands, environmental conditions, demands on one's senses and metal demands. Physical Demands:(The nature of physical effort leading to physical fatigue)While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus. Environmental Conditions:(The nature of adverse environmental conditions affecting the incumbent)While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and fumes or airborne particles. Sensory Demands:(The nature of demands on the incumbent's senses)The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Mental Demands:(Conditions that may lead to mental or emotional fatigue)There are a number of deadlines associated with this position, which may cause stress. The incumbent must also deal with a wide variety of people on various issues.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. PI201825305

Keywords: Plasser American Corp, Chesapeake , MECHANICAL ENGINEER III, Engineering , Chesapeake, Virginia

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