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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.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The System Engineer is responsible for the engineering implementation of automatic door entrances 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 and software vehicle systems, 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

  • Review customer specifications and create requirements traceability matrix in proposal phase and track through verification and validation phases.
  • Develop new system proposals and documentation such as system descriptions and interface analysis
  • Create test plans and oversee qualification testing of system throughout the vehicle development cycle including providing direction and reviewing outputs of test and validation engineering.
  • Create system bill of materials, keep updated, and provide costing/weight estimates
  • Provide customer feedback to design engineers and project management
  • Lead or facilitate design reviews involving contributing engineering resources. 
  • Perform risk analysis and mitigation plans for technical issues when they arise. 
  • Oversee on-car commissioning according to our scope to make sure that systems 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 task schedule input to project management
  • Review and approve customer manuals and training materials produced by the Engineering Services Department.
  • Provide quarterly project updates to Senior Staff and Department Managers regarding project progress.
  • Check and verify the documentation created by other Systems Engineers
  • Develop new systems for the North American market, with new functions and features based on customer requirements.
  • Provide support to the Department Team Leader and Department Manager in training and onboarding new hires.
  • When requested, represent the company at customer facing functions such as technical introductory meetings (aka road shows), industry trade shows, or other non-project specific activities that require customer engagement
  • Review customer specifications and create requirements traceability matrix in proposal phase and track through verification and validation phases
  • Develop new system proposals and documentation such as system descriptions and interface analysis.
  • Create test plans and oversee qualification testing of system throughout the vehicle development cycle including providing direction and reviewing outputs of test and validation engineering.
  • Create system bill of materials, keep updated, and provide costing/weight estimates.
  • Provide customer feedback to design engineers and project management.
  • Lead or facilitate design reviews involving contributing engineering resources. 
  • Perform risk analysis and mitigation plans for technical issues when they arise. 
  • Oversee on-car commissioning according to our scope to make sure that systems 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 task schedule input to project management.
  • Review and approve customer manuals and training materials produced by the Engineering Services Department.
  • Provide quarterly project updates to Senior Staff and Department Managers regarding project progress.
  • Check and verify the documentation created by other Systems Engineers.
  • Develop new systems for the North American market, with new functions and features based on customer requirements.
  • Provide support to the Department Team Leader and Department Manager in training and onboarding new hires.
  • When requested, represent the company at customer facing functions such as technical introductory meetings (aka road shows), industry trade shows, or other non-project specific activities that require customer engagement.

Skills

  • 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 
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Presentations directly to customers
  • Organization Skills
  • Time Management
  • Problem Solving

 

Education and Experience

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