Manufacturing/Production Test Technician

Independence, Missouri, United States View on Map
Apply Before : January 1, 2023
Job Description


Dental insurance
Disability insurance
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Opportunities for advancement
Paid time off
Relocation assistance
Vision insurance


PRS Facility Location:

Independence, MO PRIIS – 287

Job Purpose:

Progress Rail is looking for a Production Technician in their Independence, MO facility.

Responsibilities include all aspects of supporting the manufacture, test, and shipment of train inspection and data acquisition equipment for the railroad industry. Included is the labor required to wire, assemble, and test train inspection equipment. Additional duties include all activities required to support production including shipping, receiving, packing, picking, and inventory control.

Req ID:

7644BRCompany Description:

Railroads transport goods and people millions of miles every day. At Progress Rail, we believe in going the distance with them. We are looking for talented and innovative team players to address the challenges of the rail industry today, ensuring success for the future. Build a long-term career with opportunities for growth and advancement as part of a vibrant network of close to 200 global locations. Our innovative team members work together to forge the bridge between ideas and success!

As a Caterpillar company, Progress Rail is an integrated rolling stock and infrastructure provider, delivering a full range of products and services to domestic and international railroad customers. Our customers enjoy one-stop shopping and comprehensive railway solutions – whether it rolls on the rail or is the rail itself. From locomotives, transit, freight cars and engines, to tracks, signals and advanced technology, we ensure customers can count on us to meet their needs.

Learn how we keep our customers rolling by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn, and by visiting .

Education / Training:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in railroad industry and manufacturing/test operations.

Job Title:

Manufacturing/Production Test Technician



Key Job Elements:

  • Follow engineering drawings for final assembly high tech electro-mechanical devices;
  • Follow engineering drawings for wiring electronic equipment and electrical diagrams;
  • Work with inventory management during the manufacture and repair process;
  • Work with production and quality teams to meet safety, performance, and quality metrics;
  • Support repair line and production work.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience in electronics, electrical, and electro-mechanical assembly;
  • Experience in Railroad Train Inspection products a plus;
  • Must have a good sense of urgency;
  • Ability to operate tools such as forklift, air tools, power tools, crimpers, solder, etc.;
  • Ability and willingness to comply with all safety-related initiatives;
  • Ability to work safely and avoid hazardous behaviors;
  • Willingness to work overtime as required;
  • Ability to learn and comply with quality practices;
  • Proven track record of success in a culture that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement and high performance.

Preferred Experience with Test Equipment including:

  • Multi meters;
  • Oscilloscope;
  • DC Power Supply;
  • Emulation Software (Procom/HyperTerminal/Teraterm/etc.);
  • Fundamental Electronic Concepts;
  • Custom Test Equipment.


Equal Opportunity Employer – Race/Color/Sex/Religion/National Origin/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Vets/Disabilities


Progress Rail offers an excellent total compensation package,* including competitive salary, paid time off for vacation and holidays, 401(k) plan with company match, medical/dental/vision/life/disability insurance and flexible spending accounts. Relocation assistance may be available for some positions.

  • Benefits eligibility differs by job position and employment status – governing plan documents control such benefits.

Job Category:

Production – Hourly



Job Detail
  • Experience 1-3 years experience