Thursday, September 1, 2016

Metra is Hiring in Chicago

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Signal Engineer I (2)                                                                      
Posting No. 531           Posting Period:  September 1–8, 2016
                                        Screening will begin immediately.
                                        The hiring range for this position is $56,369 to $70,461.

Summary of Duties
Under the direction of the Director, Signal Engineering, the Signal Engineer I will assist in the application of railroad signal engineering principles, processes, and procedures in performing design and detail engineering for implementation of wayside signaling and crossing installations across the Metra six-county region. This position is also responsible for the analysis and specification of signal equipment.  Duties include assisting in the design of circuit prints for capital improvement projects funded by the FTA and IDOT; designing signal circuits for highway crossing warning system projects; performing CADD, MicroStation, circuit design and review, material requisitioning, QMP implementation, and estimating signal costs; assisting in the investigation and making of recommendations on reports of malfunction of signal systems or equipment; assisting field personnel with circuit design applications; designing new CADD standards and writing programming code to assist various CADD and office tasks; developing specifications for signal equipment; applying computer programs to tasks to promote efficiency and promote better tracking of signal operations for future planning; and performing other related duties as needed to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications
  1. Must have Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Technology, or a related discipline, OR in lieu of specified degree, any combination of education and signal design and/or construction experience that equals four (4) years.
  2. High level programming language such as C++ or C#, Visual Basic, Digital Logic and Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) or Microcontroller experience or course work is preferred.
  3. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  4. MicroStation or other CADD system knowledge is preferred.
  5. Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and communication skills.
  6. Must be highly motivated and detail-oriented and have the ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

All employees are responsible for performing their job safely and in accordance with the safety objectives, goals and program of the organization, ensuring compliance with applicable safety rules and regulations.

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Other Important Information
Selected candidates are subject to a physical examination/drug test and background check to verify information regarding education, employment, vehicle and criminal history. Relocation is not available for this position.

To apply for a position at Metra, please send your cover letter which must include the position title, your resume and salary history to the following email. Please be sure to list the job title in the subject line of your email.


Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Metra does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or any protected categories, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.

Metra / 547 W. Jackson Blvd. / Chicago, IL  60661

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