Georgetown, Texas

Loram Maintenance of Way





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Job Title: Engineer II, Electrical

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Department: Engineering

Reports to: Manager, Engineering

Flex Work Eligible! This position qualifies for the
Flexible Work Policy. Employees receive 50 work days annually to work remote! The
initial amount of days is prorated for the first year based on start
date. 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION / PURPOSE:

The Engineer II, Electrical is responsible for developing and maintaining electromechanical system designs under the direction of a senior engineer or manager. They lead the development of subsystems in larger design efforts or the complete electrical system development in smaller projects. They provide technical direction to junior engineers, designers, and drafters. Provides engineering support to internal and external customers and performs other tasks as assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Functional & Technical Skills

  • Translate requirements into a system architecture and detailed design.
  • Design and integrate industrial automation and control systems including PLC controls, motor controls, and general machine controls.
  • Determine feasibility of modifying existing or designing new equipment considering costs, time limitations, and other technical and economic factors.
  • Validate designs through analysis and testing

Operational Excellence

  • Coordinate own design efforts as well as other engineers and designers to meet production schedules and provide project task estimates and updates to project team.

BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Problem Solving
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Values Based

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: BS in Electrical Engineering

Experience: 3+ years experience in developing and maintaining electromechanical system designs.

Licenses/Certifications: Obtain and maintain railroad safety training and credentials

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of business software including MS Office suite.
  • Collaborate with others to clarify requirements and develop solutions.
  • Lead design reviews consisting of multi-disciplined and cross functional team members.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: MS in Electrical Engineering

Experience: 3+ years experience in the following:

  • 480VAC power generation and distribution
  • Engine/generator controls
  • Industrial automation and controls systems
  • Electrical traction systems (DC & AC)
  • Motor controls and variable speed drives
  • Directing individual engineers or designers

Licenses/Certifications: EIT

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge in Autodesk and ERP software

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Office deskwork, requiring sitting, walking, using phone & computer
  • Up to 5% travel, including international
  • May lift up to 30 lbs. occasionally
  • Can tolerate variable and sometimes challenging conditions during visits or inspections of company equipment in a railroad environment

Loram is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

REV March 2022

Georgetown, Texas

The railway track maintenance industry is a big-dollar business dominated by just a handful of highly specialized firms. In North America, where railroads spend well over $6 billion a year maintaining their track, one of the largest companies of the industry is Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. Founded in 1954, Loram Maintenance of Way started out as a small operation having just a handful of employees and a product line consisting of two simple machines. In the many years since that unpretentious beginning, the company has become one of the leading suppliers of track maintenance machinery and services in North America.

To all the major railroads in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Loram name is synonymous with technologically sophisticated, high-production machinery. The company's reputation for producing state-of-the-art equipment is surpassed only by its reputation for providing the highest quality service. Loram's specialties as a manufacturer of machinery and a contractor for services are reflected by its two main operating departments. The Ballast and Grade Service Department operates the company's large and diversified fleet of machinery for such tasks as resurfacing track, cleaning ballast and ditches along the right of way. The Grinding Service Department is responsible for operating Loram's large fleet of rail grinding machines.

 Loram machines are both sold and leased to railroads, but the company's reputation rests on its performance as a contractor offering a wide range of track maintenance services to major railroads. This reputation goes back to 1954, when Mannix International, the company that eventually became Loram Maintenance of Way, entered the field of railway track maintenance as a contractor supplying machinery for ballast work. In the beginning, Mannix International's business was built around two undertrack machines, the Mannix Sled and the Mannix Plow, which greatly simplified the task of raising and reballasting track.

These first two machines were the starting point for a product line that now includes a wide array of equipment for track maintenance work. During the 1950's and 1960's, Mannix International improved its undertrack equipment and began manufacturing other types of machines. By 1974, when the company was renamed Loram Maintenance of Way, the product line had been expanded to include shoulder ballast cleaners, ditch cleaners, tie handling machines, and rail grinders. In the early 1980's Loram emerged as the North American leader in the technology for both shoulder ballast cleaning and rail grinding. Today, Loram Maintenance of Way is recognized as one of the premier firms in the North American railway track maintenance industry.

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