Engineering Technician 2
Invensys - Louisville, KY

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Invensys Rail North America (IRNA)

Invensys Rail is a multinational leader in delivering state-of-the art railway control and communication solutions. We enable the world's railways to help meet the ever-increasing demand for rail services by providing a range of solutions that safely increase the capacity of their networks by increasing frequency and maximising operational effectiveness.

Our broad offering ranges from highly complex integrated control centre solutions that supervise and control complete railways to sophisticated train-based systems that automate train operation and protection, interlocking systems that ensure safe running across a network and a complete range of trackside products.

Headquartered in Louisville, KY, Invensys Rail North America manufactures "state-of-the-art" components for automatic grade crossing warning systems, wayside signalling systems and mainline and yard switch machine applications. These components are combined by our design and engineering staff into interoperable signalling and communication systems for rail, transit and other market system applications. We provide our customers a one-source solution to their signal and communication needs and we are dedicated to meeting the diverse requirements of today's railroad industry. We offer the most innovative, safety-oriented products in the business, and we back them with the best service.

Engineering Technician II

Basic Function

The Engineering Technician II supports engineers and a project as it progresses from design phase to installation including design, detail, CAD, establishing and maintaining CAD standards, generating material lists, tags, and testing the functionality of the signal system. This position is involved with troubleshooting issues during factory and field testing and during cutover.

Mental and Physical Requirements

Ability to maintain considerable levels of visual attention and mental concentration for significant periods of time.

Ability to solve minor issues and use established procedures to adapt changing conditions.

Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

Ability to manipulate necessary office equipment and computer software.

Ability to occasionally lift 2 to 15 pounds from floor to above shoulders.

Ability to frequently stand for 1-hour intervals on concrete, metal house floor, rail ties, ballast.

Ability to frequently reach 2 feet above shoulders, forward and lateral.

Ability to occasionally kneel and squat for 5 to 10 minute intervals.

Ability to occasionally grip, torque or recline for 5 to 10 minute intervals.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Creates CAD drawings.

  • Conducts all aspects of factory testing.
  • Generates tags from circuits.
  • Provides detailing of circuits.
  • Checks tag lists.
  • Answers questions concerning circuits from wiring personnel.
  • Troubleshoots problems in electrical circuits.
  • Detail checking.
  • Follows ISO/Engineering procedures are followed for CAD and Design Control.
Follows test procedures and documents results.

Performs factory and field testing.

Establishes and maintains CAD standards

Assists engineers with circuit design.

Creates and adjust Bill of Material.

Builds test simulators.

Site specific manuals.

Adjusts and tests AF and AC track circuits, crossing gates, switch machines and train stop machines.

Assists and provides input for labor estimates and schedules.

Draws or corrects CADD files of signal circuits.

Details tie-in circuits for existing locations.

Attends Company and industry-related meetings, as required.

Establishes individual goals which are aligned with the Company's business strategies and objectives.

Functions as a contributing member of the department's team and other teams, as assigned.

Assists the department in the accomplishment of the team's goals.

Standards of Performance

Informative and professional assistance when working with the public/customers and co-workers.

Accurate and timely completion of projects and/or reports.

Excellent oral and written communicative skills.

Excellent time management and organizational skills.

Interpersonal relationships which encourage openness, candor and trust, both internally and outside of Safetran.

Successful performance of assigned duties with minimal supervision.

Successful performance of assigned duties with frequent interruptions and occasional time pressures.

Successful performance of assigned duties within a team environment.

Maintenance of Company information in a confidential manner.


Educational Experience and Training

Two year certificate (college or technical school) electrical related.

CAD training and knowledge of CAD drawings.

Electrical, circuits and wiring knowledge or experience.

One year or more experience in a factory or field environment using electrical tools, measurements and wiring circuits.

Equipment and Tools

General office equipment including, but not limited to:

Fax machine

Copy machine

B. Computer, peripherals and the Microsoft Office software.

C. Industry related equipment including, but not limited to:
  • Meters
  • Function generator
  • Oscilloscope
  • Hand tools
  • Tag printers
D. Computer software including, but not limited to:
  • CAD
We aim to be the preferred employer in our chosen markets by building a culture that our people really want to work in. We have excellent people who are engaged in shaping our future. We continue to increase our investment in learning and development to enable everyone to achieve their own potential and play their part in the successful future of Invensys.


Invensys is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.



Engineering Services (ES)

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Feb 6, 2012, 11:19:52 AM

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