MERMEC Inc. is a subsidiary of MerMec Group, an international industry leader in track inspection systems and services. We are looking for a highly capable, experienced and motivated Track Inspection Systems Operator / Analyst to join our team to support the growth of our North America company. The primary responsibility for this position will be to analyze and report on track geometry data. You will also be responsible for conducting user level maintenance on the inspection system (i.e. calibration and troubleshooting). The analysts will furthermore be conducting high-speed geometry measurement and machine vision inspection on a Track Inspection Vehicle.
MERMEC Inc. was recently awarded a new contract with the Federal Railway Administration (FRA) to operate their only high-speed test car as part of the Automated Track Inspection Program (ATIP). As the Track Inspection Systems Operator / Analyst, (the Analyst) you will be responsible for daily testing operations, ensuring the data quality of each test survey meets the highest standards. The position will report directly to the Assistant Survey Director, to the Survey Director, and part of the overall team led by MERMEC Inc. ATIP Program Manager.
Roles and Responsibilities: • Validate data collected by track measuring and inspection systems using strip charts and other indicators. • Identify and report railway defects to the Survey Director, his Assistant and customers. • Perform field service, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair (user level) of equipment on railway vehicles. • Field calibration and testing of track inspection systems on railway vehicles. This includes Class 3b infrared LASERs and high-speed cameras. • Be willing to travel independently with test car when in autonomous mode, and to work independently when required. • Be part of an ever-improving safety culture aboard the test car, maintaining and looking for ways to improve track-safety awareness and worker safety. • Perform daily inspections on safety and measuring equipment aboard the test car. • Maintain the test cars’ cleanliness daily. • Assist in troubleshooting test car systems, including direct communication with support personnel and technicians. • Perform mechanical maintenance and troubleshooting when required. This will require working outdoors under the test car, on uneven terrain, in less than ideal climate conditions often daily. • Update and submit any required reporting forms on the test car and to the company office. This includes but is not limited to expense reporting and time sheets. • Participate in all required training, including but not limited to in-classroom training required by the company and online safety training. • Manage company expenses in an efficient manner, including booking own hotel and/or rental car, planning travel and booking flights.
Qualifications: • An associate degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Computer Engineering Technology or similar STEM field is preferred. Equivalent technical training is acceptable. • Prior experience in the railway industry, preferably in the track inspection sector, is highly desirable. • Excellent written and verbal skills. • Ability to travel for extended periods in excess of 75% of the time. • A strong aptitude for computer operations. • Basic troubleshooting skills. • Ability to work as part of a small team and independently when needed.
Requirements: • Ability to obtain and keep a Department of Transportation security clearance. • Travel domestic and possibly internationally (i.e. either have or be able to obtain a passport). • MERMEC Inc. is a drug free workplace and works with railroad contracts and job sites that require drug testing. • Must hold a valid driver’s license and maintain a clean driving record.
About MERMEC Inc.
MERMEC Inc. is a subsidiary of MerMec Group, an industry leader in track inspection systems and services. We are based in West Columbia, SC, and our team covers both North and South America.