Designer - Mechanical

Designer - Mechanical (Birmingham, AL)

  • Job-ID: V000001191
  • Location: Birmingham, AL
  • Start date: As Soon As Possible
  • Closing date: 08/31/2022
  • Working Hours: Full-time


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Company Profile

voestalpine Railway Systems Nortrak, with ten production facilities across Canada, US and Mexico, is North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of special trackwork for the railway industry.  As the industry’s technology leader, we take pride in providing superior products, excellent customer service and unbeatable engineering design services to our customers. We are committed to bringing innovative solutions, products and services to our customers across rail freight and transit segments.

voestalpine Railway Systems Nortrak (“Nortrak”) is a subsidiary of voestalpine AG ( one of Europe’s premier steel producers with over 50,000 employees worldwide.  Nortrak is closely affiliated with voestalpine’s Railway Systems group which operates in 21 countries across the globe to provide cutting edge system-based solutions to railroads and transits. Our website is

Nortrak Family

Safety is our #1 commitment to our employees and Quality is our #1 commitment to our customers.

At Nortrak, we strive for excellence. Exceeding customer expectations is one of our core values. Our reputation is based on our successful track record. We work as a team to proactively solve problems, rigorously comply with standards, continuously improve our products and technical competencies, consistently do what we say we do, and encourage open dialogue with customers.

We are proud to recognize and celebrate the safety achievements of our teams across the company and work hard to ensure safety remains a strong part of our culture. We focus on taking care of each other and ensuring our colleagues go home safe and healthy every single day.  

We value an open, encouraging, family oriented environment that supports learning, career growth and development.

Job description

Perform design work under the supervision of a Team Lead. Produce drawings, Bills of Material and maybe required to use CNC programming related to the company’s products as per the latest company design standards/guidelines and industry and customer specifications using the designated CAD/CAM software, currently MicroStation and SolidWorks and NX (CAD/CAM) and SAP (ERP).


  • Abides by all customer and Nortrak safety policies and procedures while on customer & Nortrak sites
  • Ensures design specifications of drawings meet customer and Nortrak safety standards.


  • Produce practical designs and other design components (BOMs, ITPs, etc.) for tooling and Nortrak product.
  • Work with a high degree of accuracy developed through knowledge of the application, manufacture and service requirements, customer and Nortrak standards and industry state of practice.
  • Stay current with company manufacturing processes and product/industry knowledge.
  • Works closely with Manufacturing to address design/manufacturability issues.

On-Time Delivery:

  • Maximizes utilization of time to complete projects accurately and meeting department and company commitment dates.


  • Works as a member of a design team, cooperates with Nortrak Management in an effective manner to produce designs efficiently and on budget with a high degree of manufacturability.


  • Shares information with and encourages other team members.
  • Develops close working relationships between both internal and external customers and suppliers.

Other duties as assigned




Post-Secondary education with diploma or degree in an appropriate Engineering discipline


Three to five years experience in the engineering field.

Knowledge of materials & casting processes related to the company’s manufactured products & experience working in a manufacturing environment an asset.

Detailed knowledge in CAD, preferably NX, MicroStation & SolidWorks. CAM (NX, Surfcam, WorkNC) SAP knowledge would be an asset

Strong interpersonal/communication skills both oral and written.

Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills.

Must be able to work as a project team member.

Able to prioritize and execute multiple tasks in efficient manner.


The ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines and be detailed oriented.

Must be familiar with the use of CAD software, in particular, NX, Microstation and Solidworks programs and/or CAM (NX, Surfcam, WorkNC)

Familiar with a PLM system and ERP system

What we offer


voestalpine Railway Systems Nortrak employees enjoy a generous benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, life and AD&D insurance, retirement plan with a generous matching contribution,  Employee Assistance Program, tuition reimbursement, paid holidays, wellness programs ,  and competitive vacation benefits.  

voestalpine Railway Systems Nortrak is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, and any other federal, state, or locally protected classifications. 



Employee benefits

Contact & Application

voestalpine Railway Systems Nortrak, LLC
Human Resources Manager
Michael Soeherman
+1 205 380 4532