Field Test Engineer

Motivepower, Inc   •  

Omaha, NE

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 55 days ago

Support product and system level testing of I-ETMS and the PTC system in the UP Railroad production network and lab environments. Lab testing will require the use of windows-based simulators and automated test tools. Field production testing will require the use of windows-based monitoring tools and adherence to a test plan with both customers and government regulators present during testing.

We are looking for contract employees.


  • Participate in requirements, design and functional specification reviews at varying levels within the system
  • Writing of field test plans and test procedures to perform lab based testing and field integration testing
  • Writing manual and automated test scripts with the aid of test tools and simulators
  • Testing hardware and software against the system requirements and interface specification requirements
  • Understanding of UP Railroad operations, processes and procedures
  • Working closely with the internal and external teams in identifying problems
  • Document identified problems with enough detail and in a manner that supports resolution
  • Produce periodic status and operational reports
  • Make independent technical contributions in-support of program objectives, as well as interacting with other Wabtec or contract engineers, customers and the FRA.


  • Associated degree in Electronics Engineering or computer engineering or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years test engineering experience with hands on experience testing/debugging software
  • 2+ years of experience in the Railroad operations or environment preferred
  • Experience preparing test design documents, test plans, or test procedures
  • Familiarity with Windows and Linux
  • High degree of attention to detail with a clear focus on quality
  • Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to articulate clearly and concisely
  • Self-driven, quick learner, results-oriented and a clear focus on high quality
  • 75-80% Travel required.