Inspection Service Engineer
ENSCO Rail provides Track Inspection Services for railroads and transit systems worldwide and is currently seeking an entry level Inspection Service Engineer to conduct railroad track inspections involving the use of measurement tools, electronics, and computer operations.
The engineer will be working with optical, lasers, inertial sensors and vision-based camera systems that collect data real time which is then compiled into a report analyzed and delivered to our customer. This position also includes vehicle and system maintenance and annual system calibrations. The position will require working with ENSCO Rail's inspection systems and equipment in a railroad environment.
ENSCO Rail is an excellent opportunity for an entry level engineer to perform field tests and system service.
Working along with the ENSCO Rail test directors and associated engineering groups in our rail division, we're providing the very best track inspections systems and services to railroads all over the world.
Testing and System Services duties would include but are not limited to:
- Coordinating travel and customer meet up before each test.
- Driving ENSCO Rail Inspection Trucks to and from our customer sites throughout the US and Canada.
- Run inspection equipment: start/stop features, monitoring machine vision data to verify rail defects, keeping accurate logs of daily activities, and generating reports.
- Routine vehicle maintenance, system service, and cleaning.
- Interfacing with customer and serving as primary ENSCO contact on site.
- Field service, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of equipment on railway vehicles at various domestic and international customer sites, as well as in our facilities.
- Installation, calibration and testing of track inspection systems on railway vehicles.
- Assembly, test, debug and repair of electronic circuit boards, cables, component chassis wiring, sensor assemblies and associated computer equipment.
- Support design engineers in the assembly, test and debug of new products.
- Field operations will require travel that can range from a few days to 3 weeks in duration depending on the test locations.
Qualifications Required (Skills)
Some formal academic or technicall training in Electronics, Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent with six months of relevant experience
- Demonstrated experience in the following areas:
- Understanding and troubleshooting of complex software-electro-mechanical systems, including both software and hardware functionality and interactions between the two.
- Working independently at customer sites investigating, diagnosing, and resolving system problems.
- Electro-Mechanical system level assembly, testing, troubleshooting and repair.
- Performing data analysis to troubleshoot electro-mechanical data acquisition systems.
- Ability to perform the following:
- Effectively communicate with customers by telephone and in person to diagnose and resolve system problems.
- Perform basic electrical/electronic circuit analysis.
- Effectively use multi-meters, oscilloscopes, function generators and general laboratory test equipment for testing and troubleshooting equipment to the component level.
- Climb a 15 foot high ladder to gain access to railroad vehicles.
- Work in tight spots under and about railway vehicles.
- Work 12 hour shifts as necessary when on field assignments.
- Work in inclement weather as needed.
- Must be able to lift 50 pound objects and carry them a distance of 150 feet.
- Proficient in multiple software applications (Microsoft Windows Operating System)
- Soldering experience (cable assemble)
- Self-motivated with the ability to work alone and with minimal supervision
- Ability to travel for field installation, testing and repair activities up to 75% of the time
- Good written and verbal communication skills for customer interface and report preparation
- Ability to read drawings, electrical schematics and wiring diagrams
Selected candidate must pass a railroad required e-RAILSAFE security background check and complete all online safety tests before working on any railroad property. The selected candidate may be required to submit to fingerprinting, drug screening, and additional background investigations in connection with this position
Wearing safety equipment (hardhat, steel-toe boots, protective vest and protective eye glasses) when working on railroad properties is a requirement. -ENSCO will provide all the necessary safety equipment
BS degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent.
- Experience with the assembly and testing of electro-mechanical systems that involve optical, laser and inertial sensors
- Familiarity with railroad testing or inspection equipment
- Experience working in a railroad or construction environment
- Experience with sensors and data acquisition systems
Internal Position Title
Background Check Type
10 year Pre-employment
Drug Screen Type
Pre-Employment Drug and Random Alcohol and Drug (FRA)
Export Control and Licensing
Contract Award Contingency
* Annual education tuition reimbursement
* 401(k) Plan with 2.5% dollar-for-dollar company match in first year of employment, and up to 6% company match thereafter
* Medical, dental and vision insurance
* Spending Accounts - FSA, Dependent Care FSA, and HSA
* Leave available for holidays, bereavement, jury duty, military service, family medical leave, and as required by State law
* Paid Time Off
* 100% Company paid Employee Assistance Program and life, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, business travel accident, and professional liability insurance (employee only)
* Other voluntary programs, including supplemental life, auto and home insurance, and legal program
* Computer purchase discount
* Recognition and reward programs
* Patent awards
* Technical paper awards for presentations and publications
* Recruitment awards
* Length of service awards
* Community service recognition
ENSCO Rail is recognized globally as a leading provider of railway infrastructure inspection technology. Our products and services are provided to governments and railways in more than 12 countries on five continents. ENSCO Rail work helps prevent train derailments and has a significant impact on the protection of human life, the environment and the economy.
Our team of more than 145 staff supports leading-edge technology projects in many exciting areas:
- Sensor systems integration: inertial, positioning (GPS/RFID), laser scanners, imaging (line scan, area scan, thermal), ultrasonic, ground penetrating radar, LIDAR
- Autonomous deployment of sensors, positioning systems and wireless communications on active rail cars to inspect railways
- Machine vision algorithm development to detect conditions traditionally inspected by humans
- Enterprise web-based data management systems to display, report and conduct big data analytics
ENSCO Rail is an exciting place to work and grow with many key benefits for technical staff, including:
- "Innovation Fridays:" Staff is given time to create and experiment with new processes, best practices, and technologies in their field.
- Involvement in all levels of the design and development process: Significant experience is gained that is not always available at larger companies that typically reserve serious engineering tasks for more seasoned staff.
- Direct exposure to customer management, financial management and business development.
Working in ENSCO's Rail Division provides a means to acquire a wide range of practical skills and experience in a short period of time, work on exciting and ground-breaking technology projects that impact transportation safety and offers domestic and international travel opportunities if desired.
ENSCO Rail provides a stimulating, collaborative, multi-discipline environment with coworkers from diverse technical and cultural backgrounds working together to make the world a safer place. Come join a stable and growing company and experience the reward of seeing the results of your work make a real impact on solving some of the world's most challenging problems.
Strength in Diversity
ENSCO, Inc. and its wholly owned U.S. subsidiaries are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers, committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under state or local law.