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Progress Rail Services Corp. Test Technician in Muncie, Indiana


Work Location:

Muncie, IN Locomotive - 293

Job Purpose:

Performs a range of evaluations in the Final Test phase of locomotive production.

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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 and follow us @Progress_Rail on Twitter and YouTube.

Education / Training:

• Associates degree in electrical or mechanical engineering technology and at least 5 years of related experience.

Job Title:

Test Technician



Key Job Elements:

• Test all electrical and mechanical, and electronic locomotive systems and sub-assemblies including: complicated circuits, electrical measurements, air brake systems, diesel engines, and interactions between all systems;

• Diagnose, adjust, troubleshoot, and repair all defects found during testing;

• Conduct track testing of all types of locomotives and be expected to follow all rules pertaining to the operation of a locomotive;

• Calculate and record data;

• Responsible for test set ups and special instrumentations required to determine parts performance and systems characteristics;

• Responsible for troubleshooting methods to identify problems, critically analyze and develop solutions, and report key findings to quality organization and internal production departments;

• Strength – Position requires lifting of 50lbs. Requires stamina and strength to work in tight and confined

spaces while installing, testing or repairing machinery and components;

• Motion – Position requires standing majority of the day. Frequent walking, squatting, kneeling and

climbing of steps and stairs;

• Vision/Hearing Requirements – Position is exposed to high levels of noise and vibration from using tools.

Position is exposed to cutting torches and welding operations. The use of proper PPE is required. The

Position requires the ability to read QWI and schematics and understand instructions;

• Work Environment – Position can be located inside or outside, dependent on situation. When inside, the

employees are subject to temperature extremes in non-temperature-controlled environments. When

outside employees are subject to all weather elements. In both cases, employees will work with oils and

other lubricants;

• Emotional Demands – Employee is expected to work and cooperate as part of team in order to meet

production requirements;

• Safety – Position is safety sensitive. Position requires strict adherence to safety policies (i.e blue flag) and use of

all PPE.

Qualifications and Experience:

• Technical knowledge to detect a deficiency with written skills to record deficiencies in an easily understandable manner and the expertise to repair the deficiency (if required);

• Electrical/mechanical experience with the ability to troubleshoot problems using schematics and other test engineering specifications. Functional understanding of (locomotive) electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic systems;

• Understand mechanical/electrical/pneumatic/hydraulic schematics flowcharts;

• Must be able to make locomotive repairs and use tools typically found in a locomotive maintenance facility;

• Must have experience in a high voltage environment, computer/electronics knowledge and a working knowledge of test equipment;

• Must have experience in using a variety of computer software programs including Windows and Office products.


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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