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Senior Electrical Product Engineer (E3)

Company: Harsco Rail
Location: West Columbia
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Harsco is recognized for technical leadership and worldwide experience in virtually all major aspects of railway track maintenance. We enable railroads to operate at peak efficiency over smooth, precisely aligned track that increases railway safety while reducing fuel consumption and other key operating costs. Our broad array of equipment and services support every type of railway operator, from major national and international railway systems, to short lines and high-speed urban transit networks.

General Purpose

Job Description

Lead projects from concept through delivery and subsequent customer support. Design, document and support standard and custom rail service equipment, functional systems, and production support for a variety of products. The Electrical Product Engineer will work with wide variety of product types while continuing to develop machine and system designs.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Create electrical documentation including schematics, control box assemblies, wiring charts, cable charts, machine interconnects and component level documentation.
  • Review design specifications to establish customer requirements, interact with product management and the customer as required.
  • Create and verify engineering calculations
  • Check and approve designs and drawings
  • Provide technical mentorship and guidance to junior Engineers, Drafters and internal customers
  • Support system integration into the vehicle.
  • Offer innovative solutions to technically complex problems.
  • Create and maintain bill of materials.
  • Review and implement change requests.
  • Capture and account for customer or field issues.
  • Offer innovative solutions for cost reductions, improved reliability, quality issues, safety issues, etc.
  • Drive Continuous Improvement and Standardization
  • Check and approve applicable sections of operations manuals, maintenance manuals and parts books
  • Provide manufacturing and commissioning Support
  • Design for Manufacturing and Assembly
  • Specify components
  • Meet deadlines to ensure projects are completed within acceptable time and cost targets.
  • Provide periodic status updates on projects through reports, presentations and design reviews.
  • May travel to customer locations, globally, to support product in field applications.
  • Perform other reasonably related tasks as assigned by management.
    Basic Required Qualifications


    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology
      • 12+ years of heavy equipment product engineering experience
      • Experience with 3D CAD software
      • 10+ years of electrical CAD software experience
      • Experience with PLM & MRP software
      • Experience in machine design of mobile equipment
      • Experience designing and laying out electrical control boxes
      • Experience with drafting standards and part creation
      • Experience designing DC electrical schematics
      • Experience with DC power distribution & design along with distributed I/O network design
      • Experience with engine wiring, CAN networks and J1939 components
      • Work experience designing AC electrical schematics
      • Experience with AC motors, drives, & starters
      • Experience with AC generator & power distribution
        Preferred Qualifications

        Education or Experience
        • Knowledge of manufacturing principles and processes
        • Knowledge of Lean / Six Sigma
        • Experience with PCB Schematic & layout design
        • Experience with Solid Edge CAD software (modelling and drafting)
        • Experience with E3 Electrical CAD software (e.g. Schema, Panel, Database)
        • Experience with Teamcenter & LN software.
        • Experience of machine design of railroad-specific equipment
        • Experience writing Visual Basic code
          Interpersonal Skills
          • Ability to communicate fluently in English, both verbal and written
          • The ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from other departments
          • Ability to work effectively in a matrix organization, across functions and with all levels of the organization
          • Ability to communicate project status updates in a team environment
            Technical Skills
            • The ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical data
            • Computer skills: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook
            • Experience using a multi-meter and other electrical equipment
            • Experience trouble shooting an electrical problem
            • Have hands on abilities to fix Harsco's products
            • Experience writing PLC, C, or C++ software
            • Knowledge of NEC, British, and DIN standards
            • Knowledge of EMC and IEC testing standards
            • Ability to incorporate and manage multiple formats into the complete product definition: vendor manuals, vendor data sheets, customer specifications, Harsco Rail specifications, 2D drawings, 3D models, mark-ups, verbal instructions, etc.
              Essential Functions
              • The ability to predictably and regularly attend work.
              • The ability to deal politely and professionally with customers and/or coworkers
              • The ability to manage several tasks at once
              • The ability to follow direction or instruction
              • The ability to use a computer to communicate, create, and access information
              • The willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally via commercial airline and automobile up to 20% of the time
              • The ability to effectively plan, organize and complete work with minimal supervision
                Additional Information

                We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

                If you have a difficulty applying for any job posted on Harsco Rail's website because a disability prevents you from using the online system, Harsco Rail offers the following alternate application procedure: Contact Brittany Brown, HR Generalist, at 803-822-7440 and Harsco Rail will arrange for an alternate method of applying and will consider your application together with all other applications received for the job. Please call only for disability application.All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Keywords: Harsco Rail, Columbia , Senior Electrical Product Engineer (E3), Engineering , West Columbia, South Carolina

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