Service Technician - Rail Customer Service

Job Description

We are looking to fill a Field Service Engineer position in Albany, NY. This role will plan, prioritize, coordinate, and handle all phases of the maintenance activities of our SIEMENS CHARGER locomotives. They will also be responsible for scheduling maintenance activities with our customers, training their maintenance personnel, and advising on the best maintenance techniques. They will also perform hands-on repairs addressing unscheduled defects during the warranty period. Setting a safe work environment and proactively expertly supporting our customers is crucial to the job. You will interact with the operational, engineering, dispatching, and financial departments for the railroad's safe, cost-effective, and efficient operations. 

This position will work with the North East Regional Manager and focus on;

  1. Ensuring technical and material support to the customer & our Charger Locomotives
  2. Providing a positive customer service experience to the customer
  3. Maintaining ongoing, effective communication with all internal and external relevant parties
  4. Perform unscheduled repairs and train customer craft to perform those repairs

Applicants who wish to be a part of our Customer Service Department would be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Establish a rapport with Customer management and maintenance facility personnel.
  • Ensure the provision of high-quality technical advice to the customer's maintenance workforce to improve equipment reliability of the Charger fleet.
  • Ensure responsiveness and support to the completion of all troubleshooting and repairs assigned to service requests.
  • Ensure the delivery of ongoing system operation training for the customers.
  • Identify Non-conformance issues and improvement recommendations.
  • Ensure accurate communication between the customer, our Rail Support Center, and the field team.
  • Provide feedback to the team regarding performance, quality, and efficiency issues.
  • Be the Conduit to the field - conducts regular meetings with field personnel and managers to share company information, updates, etc.
  • Work with 3rd party vendors, such as Cummins, to ensure accurate operation of vendor components installed on the locomotive.
  • Continually progress customers' maintenance practices to support the Charger locomotive as intended by the manual.
  • Verify that all defects, tasks, and incidents have been reported and detailed in (CMMS) for compliance, issue tracking, and closure.

Maintain compliance with all applicable safety rules, laws, and regulations. Foster a work environment that drives a safety-first, zero harm culture (ZHC) and speaks up when necessary as a partner for shop and site safety for yourself and your coworkers.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:
  • Associate degree in an engineering subject area or a minimum of 5 or more years of experience working in an industrial or maintenance environment.
  • Knowledge of Railroad Regulatory, FRA, requirements, and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures for the supervised workgroup(s).
  • Excellent English language technical interpersonal skills in speaking, reading, and writing.
  • Must possess validated skills with all Microsoft Office (including Excel/Word/Access/​PowerPoint) products.
  • Required travel: 10%
Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or similar and five or more years of experience working in an industrial or maintenance environment.
  • Candidates with experience in rolling stock (railroad) maintenance and commissioning or other rail-related experience will be preferred.
  • Three or more years of direct customer service experience.
  • Ability to self-learn new software programs and technical documents for effective troubleshooting.
  • Competitive salary based on qualifications
  • Health, dental, and vision plans with options
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Competitive paid time off plan, holidays, and floating holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Company cell phone and laptop
  • Extensive product training and professional career development
  • Education and tuition reimbursement programs are available.

Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States without the need for current or future employer-sponsored work authorization.

This position requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless granted a medical or religious exemption.


Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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