Systems Engineer

LOCATION: WestminsterUnited States | BRAND: IFE | REQUISITION ID: 1541 


IFE is worldwide the leading manufacturer of Automatic Door Systems for Railway Vehicles. Our guiding principle "Success through Quality and Development" has marked the company development for more than 60 years.


The System Engineer is responsible for the engineering implementation of automatic door systems on new passenger transit rail vehicle designs.  System engineers propose an entrance system based on concepts and components from the global design portfolio that will meet customer functional specifications and industry standards (APTA, ADA, FRA, ASTM, IEEE, EMC standards, etc.). 


Automated door systems involve electromechanical components, electrical safety systems, embedded hardware, vehicle systems software, vehicle Ethernet and CAN based networks, relay control logic, and diagnostics systems.


System Engineers balance cost, performance, weight, and longevity to optimize scope of supply and functional specifications for the door systems on metro, LRV, streetcar, regional and commuter, and intercity passenger transit railcars. 


Essential Functions:

  • Create requirements traceability matrix for verification and validation phases
  • Develop system proposals containing system descriptions and interface analyses
  • Create test plans and oversee qualification testing of system throughout the vehicle development.
  • Create and maintain complex system bills of material including cost estimates
  • Lead design reviews and direct resources from mechanical, electrical, industrial, quality, and software disciplines 
  • Perform risk analysis and mitigation plans for technical issues when they arise.
  • Oversee on-car commissioning of door systems to achieve final acceptance from the customer
  • Interface with manufacturing engineering, quality, and production associates to ensure consistent product quality once in the delivery phase.
  • Provide engineering schedule input to project management
  • Review and approve customer manuals and training materials produced by the Engineering Services Department
  • Check and verify documentation created by other Systems Engineers
  • Provide input for the product development road map based on emerging customer requirements
  • Represent the company at customer facing technical meetings, industry trade shows, or other non-project specific activities that require customer engagement


Technical Competencies

  • Understanding and experience with electromechanical systems
  • General understanding of electrical systems and electronics
  • Basic knowledge of strength of materials
  • General understanding of drawing tolerances and general drawing practices
  • Ability to read electrical schematics


The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Communication Proficiency
  • Presentation Skills
  • Organization Skills
  • Time Management
  • Problem Solving


Education and Experience

Bachelors degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering                                       

3-5+ years of relevant experience

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What does Knorr Brake Company have to offer you? 

  •  A rich, competitive Health Benefit plan including a wellness program that cuts your benefit premiums down to a fraction of the original cost
  • 401(k) Plan with a 50% Company Match for the first 6% deferred plus additional safe harbor and discretionary company contributions
  • Company Paid Life and Disability Benefits
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Educational Assistance Program
  • Paid Personal Time Off and Volunteer Time Off
  • 12 Company Paid Holidays
  • Monthly Employee Welfare Events and Volunteer Opportunities
  • Free Passes to Baltimore Zoo and Aquarium, Free Tee Times at local golf courses, and Free Gym Membership
  • Celebree Learning Center Westminster childcare discount
  • Exclusive access to travel, theme park and other attractions discounts
  • Automotive Discounts
  • Cellular service discounts
  • Special pricing on BJ’s Wholesale annual membership
  • PNC Workplace Banking and First Financial Credit Union member perks
  • Additional local business discounts

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore