• Commissioning Engineer

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 2 months ago(6/21/2019 2:53 PM)
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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 Sifang America established in 2010, is a wholly-owned company of CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co. Ltd. Our Parent Company has been 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. In March 2016, CRRC Sifang America broke ground for a new factory in the southeast side of Chicago.


    CRRC Sifang has decades of experience in the rail transport equipment industry and will continue to focus on social responsibilities to create green transportation means to become the most socially accountable industry pioneer and an internationally competitive enterprise.

    We manufacture and refurbish railway high-grade passenger coaches and high-speed EMUs; 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 Commissioning Engineer is engaged in the testing of the railcars to make sure they function correctly and produce the expected results. In doing so they bring the railcars to a point at which it can be used most effectively. The person for this job will frequently access the following areas including but not limited to the pits under train tracks, interior of car, and exterior roof, to conduct testing activities with fellow engineers. Commissioning engineers therefore need to possess a thorough understanding of manufacturing and product use, as well as of customer expectation. The person for this position will also receive professional training on up-to-date technical skills by our parent company in the United States and/or in China.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Understand workings of electrical, mechanical, or process systems and their control strategies
    • Enforce high quality standards for engineering drawings, project documentation, and construction workmanship.
    • Work alongside Engineering, Quality, Production, Procurement and Construction teams to make provisions with suppliers
    • Responsible for vehicle commissioning and training commissioning workers to do dynamic and static commissioning; including creating, filing, recording and preserving related documents.
    • Lead teams of technicians, vendors, and engineers to work onsite for diagnosing and troubleshooting faults. Coordinate commissioning and construction activities to ensure simultaneous activities are conducted safely and cause minimal disruption to operations.
    • Follow up on post-delivery activities; including after-sales technical support.
    • Quickly assess and drive resolution of technical barriers to completion.
    • Design and improve existing tooling/fixtures for commissioning work during the manufacturing process of the production line.
    • Review various commissioning documents released by the Parent Company and transforming the details to apply with current project needs. Execute any change notifications issued by the Parent Company.
    • Develop detailed work instructions and related technical electrical documents, flow charts, schematics and etc.
    • Responsible for managing the process of planning and designing of commissioning test, lean production, ERP systems and related work scope.
    • Other duties as assigned


    Education and Experience


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Control/Automation Engineering from an accredited College or University
    • Three to five years of relevant Testing & Commissioning work experience with strong learning ability
    • Ability to read and understand electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, and etc.
    • Ability to compile and revise technical documents in appropriate language
    • Experienced with the use of testing and measuring instruments; such as reading different meters, sensors, oscilloscopes, and etc.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Working knowledge of various software programs such as:
      1. Visio
      2. AutoCAD
      3. CATIA
    • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word for
      1. Data Management
      2. Tracking, and Reporting of project status



    • Relevant work experience in railroad and/or transportation industry
    • Experience in the principal of mechanical and hydraulic system


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