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Progress Rail Services Corp. Engineer II in Muncie, Indiana



Engineer II

Work Location:

Muncie, IN Locomotive - 293

Job Purpose:

The purpose of this position is to contribute to the design, development and manufacturing of world class rail products and services vital to our customer’s needs through the application of specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities. Work involves independent judgement, decision making, and creativity. Management is available to provide additional guidance for unusual situations.

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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 at and follow us @Progress_Rail on Twitter and YouTube.

Education / Training:


 BSEE required

Proficiency and experience with computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Internet Explorer-required


Advanced Engineering degree or equivalent

Posting Title:

Electrical Test Engineer II



Key Job Elements:

  • Analyze and interpret locomotive electrical schematic to develop electrical test of manufactured assemblies / systems

  • Understand software options that satisfy customer requirements, and their impact on the electrical schematic

  • Develop a testing / manufacturing verification plan for electrical assemblies

  • Design, develop, and document electrical test interfaces as dictated by test plan

  • Design and develop automated test software programs to support manufacturing test plan

  • Manage, coordinate, and communicate status of all test development deliverables per customer order or shop schedule

  • Identify and resolve electrical testing issues that arise during manufacturing

  • Conduct design reviews as required for all phases of electrical test development

  • Effectively communicate issues to the appropriate design areas for resolution

  • Stay abreast of new electrical test technology and potential impact on production

Qualifications and Experience:


  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematic drawings

  • Familiarity with basic electrical control devices

  • 3 – 5 years of experience designing electrical tests or systems

  • High level of analytical ability where problems are difficult and complex

  • Above average electrical troubleshooting skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with others, including manufacturing personnel

  • Understanding of electrical design and manufacturing processes

  • Ability to work independently or in teams

  • Ability to travel as needed


  • Advanced experience with electrical test design

  • Experience with railroads, locomotives, or traction systems preferred

  • Experience with electrical CAD tools (AutoCAD, E3, Mentor, etc.)

  • Experience writing automated test software for electrical systems


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


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/vision/life/disability insurance along with flexible spending 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..

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