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Mechanical Designer

Company: Progress Rail Services
Location: Montgomery
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

Auto req ID 4144BR Posting Title Mechanical Designer Job Category Engineering City Montgomery State Alabama Alternative Work Location Montgomery, AL Company Description Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, is an integrated rolling stock and infrastructure provider, delivering a full range of products and services to domestic and international railroad customers. Our customers enjoy one-stop shopping and comprehensive cradle-to-grave railway solutions - whether it rolls on the rail or is the rail itself. From locomotives, transit, freight cars and engines, to tracks, signals and advanced technology, we ensure customers can count on us to meet all their rail needs. Forging the bridge between ideas and success, our talented and innovative team members work together to address the challenges of the rail industry today, ensuring success for the future. As part of a vibrant, global network of business operations, each and every member of our team is important to our success. With headquarters in Albertville, Ala., more than 7,000 dedicated employees serve customers through a network of close to 150 locations around the world. For more information, visit www.progressrail.com and follow @Progress_Rail on Twitter and YouTube.

Job Purpose The Mechanical Designer is a key position within the Montgomery, AL facility and is responsible for working on new product development projects for highly customized mobile equipment for customers worldwide.

Key Job Elements --- Produce an error free engineering design package using sound design practices;



  • Clearly communicating with the Project Engineer, production personnel, and vendors about component and equipment specifications;
  • Demonstrate computer literacy and technical knowledge;
  • Assist engineers with initial design and drawing requirements
  • Coordinate and analyze vendor supplied drawings and incorporate the required information into project drawings;
  • Work to minimize costs of mechanical designs;
  • Communicate and provide support to production personnel;
  • Other duties as assigned.


    Education / Training --- High School Diploma or equivalent required;



    • Associate level degree or higher preferred.


      Qualifications and Experience --- Proficient in current release of AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel;



      • 3D modeling experience using Inventor (If inexperienced in this area, must be able to show proficiency within two months);
      • Thorough understanding and efficiency with standard design and drafting practices;
      • 5+ years of mechanical design experience;
      • 5+ years of experience in the design of heavy mobile; equipment (preferred not required);
      • Must have the ability to work with plane and solid geometry and trigonometry and work with complex assemblies and sub-assemblies;
      • Must be a self-starter;
      • Must have the ability to communicate technical information effectively with team members and others in the work group;
      • Prefer candidates with previous experience working in a continuous improvement culture of Lean Manufacturing and 5S.;
      • Knowledge of Quality Management Systems, ISO 9001;
      • Prefer candidates with previous experience working in a manufacturing environment of Safety, Quality, On Time Delivery and Cost where everyone is valued and is encouraged to improve products, process, and the business.


        Benefits Progress Rail Services Corporation and its subsidiary and affiliate companies offer an excellent total compensation package* including competitive salary, 401(k) plan with company match, available medical/dental/life/disability insurance coverage and paid vacation and holidays. Relocation assistance may be available for some positions.



        • Benefits eligibility differs by job position and employment status - governing plan documents control such benefits..


          EEO Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Color/Sex/Religion/National Origin/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Vets/Disabilities

Keywords: Progress Rail Services, Montgomery , Mechanical Designer, Other , Montgomery, Alabama

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