Job Title : Engineer Locomotive Control System
Role Summary :
The Locomotive Controls Team is made up of the Train Control and Vehicle Control aspects of the overall Engineering Organization at Wabtec.
These engineering groups contain dynamic set of systems that are on the cutting edge of technology in the Transportation Industry, supporting the design of a diverse set of critical functions on the locomotive from Air Brake to the Operating Modes State Machine to Human Machine Interface.
In this role the engineer will work with customers, various suppliers, engineering functions and / or industry agencies to identify and capture requirements and execute the design.
This group is made up of nearly two dozen sub-systems and components as well as being the overall system integrator for customer-supplied equipment as well as driving overall infrastructure for the Control System.
The engineer will utilize experience and expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and effect short-term and some long-term business goals
Essential Functions / Responsibilities
Define requirements and interfaces for various control systems for the locomotive including PTC, Air Brake, HMI, signaling, trainline control, on-board monitoring, diagnostics applications.
Own projects from conceptual design through final validation, developing detailed design and troubleshooting skills through interaction with the locomotive and HITL Simulators
Execute the design, analysis, or evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures, and product / program requirements
Define subsystem requirements to control applications, embedded software architecture, and hardware architecture to meet system-level functional requirements.
Specify interfaces among control functions within software, and among hardware components
Participate as a presenter or reviewer in technical and program reviews
Prepare invention disclosures to protect the technology that provides a competitive advantage to the business
Lead / Support investigation, root-cause identification, and resolution of reliability issues including communicating to a wider business audience.
Interact with internal and external customers, vendors, and industry agencies pursuing and own technical interaction with a supplier for targeted areas of Train Control.
Support proposals, controls, software, simulator, manufacturing, test and field services team.
Provide timely communications on significant issues or developments to management
Participate on teams assigned to address organizational initiatives and other business needs
Participate in process improvements and simplification initiatives to improve quality and productivity
Qualification / Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering
About 3 to 5 years of relevant industry experience
At least 1 year of experience in a control system engineering position
Experience with serial and / or Ethernet communication
Ability and willingness to work "hands-on" in test labs and on locomotives with high HP (1000 KVA), medium voltage (2 KV) and high current (10 KA) systems
Ability and willingness to travel as required
Familiarity with train / vehicle control systems used on GE locomotives
Experience with requirements management tools
Experience with system and component level validation testing
Experience with transportation / locomotive systems, control, diagnostics, design and test
Experience with Human Machine Interface and human factors analysis for embedded systems
Experience in working in cross-functional environment
Experience with Design For Six Sigma (DFSS) tools (i.e. FMEA, Score Cards) and Problem Solving Tools
Strong technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and systems
Solid oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
MS Office proficiency (Excel, PowerPoint, word etc)
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