Commissioning Technician- Rolling Stock- Chicago

Job Description

Interested in learning how to work on next generation Siemens Charger locomotives and Siemens Venture single level coaches? The state-of-the-art locomotives are diesel electric with Tier 4 4,400 hp diesel engines. Our vehicles are connecting cities all over the United States and we are working together with the customer on site to achieve the main goals for the warranty period. This job will train you on how to troubleshoot, repair, and perform field modifications to achieve a high customer satisfaction and improve reliability. Siemens is looking for someone who enjoys working hands on and interested in learning more about electrical/mechanical systems.

You will be required to begin work at various remotes sites for the first 6 months and visit Sacramento during this time frame for training.  Shops currently open for technicians at Chicago IL, Oakland CA, New Orleans, LA, Albany, NY, and Washington DC.  Must be willing to travel occasionally to other sites for short periods as needed.


Work closely with customers on achieving contractual goals.

Commissioning and Warranty of locomotives and/or coaches.

Troubleshooting and analysis of failures on locomotives or coaches.

Perform with the use of mechanical drawings, schematics and location circuit plans, electrical and mechanical repairs of various components.

Use laptops with subsystem software to troubleshoot various systems onboard the locomotives.

Diagnose electrical malfunctions in locomotive or coach control circuits and components, assess the nature of problems, and identify corrective action needed.

Read, interpret and understand written or electronic information to identify the Root cause of a failures and compile reports for your site lead and warranty manager.

Understand and follow company and industry safety rules, practices, and procedures.

Implementation of Field Modifications (FMI’s) to improve the quality of our product.

Document failures, part exchanges, implementation of FMI’s and your performed work in our Commissioning and Warranty data base.

Communicate in a team, to the site lead and colleagues, verbally and in writing, technical information, job procedure recommendations, improvements, and other work-related information.

Receive and send out failed parts for repair, including acquiring the return RMA and setup shipping.

Work with shop machines and hand tools.

Working full hands-on.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

High school diploma (or GED)

Interpersonal skills and ability to work in team

Individual must possess a valid Driver's license in good standing.

Ability to read and understand schematics, maintenance, repair, and FMI documents.

Must have basic computer skills and work in Microsoft Office.  SAP is a plus.

Must be willing and open to working various shifts and days off.

Candidate must be able to work independently and without much supervision.

Ability to work safely, report hazards, and recognize risks.

Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.

This position supports a Siemens customer that requires all employees and vendors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 where permitted by applicable law and in accordance with an accommodation based on legally protected reasons.



Organization: Siemens Mobility

Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.

Experience Level: Early Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time

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