• Manufacturing Electrical Engineer

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 2 months ago(6/21/2019 3:12 PM)
    Job ID
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    Quality & Technology
  • Overview

    CRRC Sifang America, Inc. is a subsidiary of CRRC Sifang, Company, Ltd. a world leader in the designing, engineering, and manufacturing of advanced passenger rail vehicles and high-speed trains. CRRC has produced rail cars operating in some of the world’s most populous and rapidly evolving cities and countries, including Beijing and Singapore. 

    We manufacture and refurbish railway high-grade passenger coaches and high-speed EMUs (manufactured by the joint venture BST); Refurbishing, assembling and rebuilding of rail transit equipment, such as various types of locomotives, passenger coaches, rapid transit vehicles, and so on; Manufacturing of road-rail vehicles and different types of special railway cars; Manufacturing of accessories for railway locomotives, and passenger coaches; Technical service for locomotive and rolling stock; Metal hot-working, export and import and other business.

    The company has five major industrial structures and manufacturing bases, covering manufacturing of railway high-grade passenger coaches, refurbishing of railway high-grade passenger coaches, manufacturing of spare parts for locomotive and rolling stock and energy corollary equipment, casting and forging and logistics.  Our Parent Company, CRRC Sifang Company, Ltd. has been in existence for 117 years.

    In 2016, CRRC Sifang America was awarded a contract, for up to $1.3 billion, by the CTA to supply more than 840 new railcars. CRRC Sifang America believes Chicago’s new railcars should be built locally and will hire and train local residents for more than 160 good-paying, head-of-household jobs.



    Develop and implement optimal, cost-effective manufacturing processes and methods in accordance with product specifications and quality standards. Recommend and implement improvements to production processes, methods, and controls.


    Develop written manufacturing instructions. Provide support for the production department in the build and investigation of technical issues, which may require the development of tooling, fixture, equipment and shop cell layout. Ensure the technical conformity of all products to the required customer specifications.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Responsible for process management and improvement of cable/wire routing, crimping, connection and termination on rolling stocks. Build foolproof method into the processes.
    2. Responsible for drafting work instructions of electrical processes. Collect necessary information by communicating with floor workers and taking photos onsite, then add them to the work instructions.
    3. Responsible for process management and improvement of continuity test, megger test and hi-pot test on rolling stocks. Draft relevant process documents or work instructions.
    4. Responsible for receipt, interpretation, conversion and distribution of technician change notices and update process documents accordingly.
    5. Responsible for creating and maintaining BOM, list of tools and equipment and list of drawings.
    6. Responsible for guiding electrical work team to solve problems occurred during production.
    7. Assist train commissioning.
    8. Responsible for root cause analysis of product quality issues.
    9. Responsible for technical communication with representatives from vendors.
    10. Perform other duties as assigned.



    Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be necessary. Average travel time will be less than 20%.


    Education and/or Experience

    Required Skills/Experience

    1. Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Control/Automation Engineering from an accredited College or University
    2. Three to five years of relevant cable routing, wiring, termination, continuity test, megger test and hi-pot test experience with strong learning ability.
    3. Ability to read and understand manufacture drawings such as electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, wire termination diagrams.
    4. Be familiar with selection of high/low voltage cables/wires, terminals, connectors, crimping and assembling connectors.
    5. Experience with working in environments with live voltages present with proper PPE.
    6. Experience with use of electrical instruments and equipment such as multimeter, oscilloscope, megger, hi-pot test equipment, etc.
    7. Working knowledge of various software programs such as AutoCAD, Solidworks, CATIA, Visio. High proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.
    8. Strong technical writing skill to compile and revise technical documents.
    9. Strong face to face communication skill. Job requires frequent communication with production workers and other production supporting departments such as quality, procurement, logistics.


    Preferred Skills/Experiences

    1. Relevant work experience in railroad and/or transportation industry
    2. Experience with ERP system

    AAP/EEO Statement

    CRRC Sifang America Incorporated (“CRRC”) is an equal opportunity employer.  According to CRRC policy, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran’s status.


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