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CRRC Sifang America Facility Maintenance Technician in Chicago, Illinois

CRRC Sifang America, Inc. is a subsidiary of CRRC Sifang, Company, Ltd. a world leader in the designing, engineering, and manufacturing of advanced passenger rail vehicles and high-speed trains. CRRC has produced rail cars operating in some of the world’s most populous and rapidly evolving cities and countries, including Beijing and Singapore.

We manufacture and refurbish railway high-grade passenger coaches and high-speed EMUs (manufactured by the joint venture BST); Refurbishing, assembling and rebuilding of rail transit equipment, such as various types of locomotives, passenger coaches, rapid transit vehicles, and so on; Manufacturing of road-rail vehicles and different types of special railway cars; Manufacturing of accessories for railway locomotives, and passenger coaches; Technical service for locomotive and rolling stock; Metal hot-working, export and import and other business.

The company has five major industrial structures and manufacturing bases, covering manufacturing of railway high-grade passenger coaches, refurbishing of railway high-grade passenger coaches, manufacturing of spare parts for locomotive and rolling stock and energy corollary equipment, casting and forging and logistics. Our Parent Company, CRRC Sifang Company, Ltd. has been in existence for 117 years.

In 2016, CRRC Sifang America was awarded a contract, for up to $1.3 billion, by the CTA to supply more than 840 new railcars. CRRC Sifang America believes Chicago’s new railcars should be built locally and will hire and train local residents for more than 160 good-paying, head-of-household jobs.

We’re proud of our legacy and confident in our future. Today, as a member of CRRC Sifang Company, Ltd. family, we are continuing the dream our forefathers first envisioned, and we are aligned to realize our tremendous potential. Join us – we promise it will be a great ride!


Performs general, preventive and predictive maintenance on the facility building and equipment on a routine basis.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Inspects, maintains, repairs and provides diagnostic analysis of facility, building, and equipment.

  • Complete work orders, records, logs, and other written or computer-based documents according to established procedures.

  • Use a variety of tools and equipment including but not limited to pneumatic and hydraulic tools, grinders, welders, and cutting torches safely and proficiently.

  • Working with pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical and mechanical equipment.

  • Adheres to all department and company standards, operating procedures and safety requirements while contributing to improvements.

  • Ability to read, write and communicate effectively; interpretation and application of safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, diagrams and regulatory requirements, mechanical drawings and electrical schematics

  • Able to communicate with in-house equipment vendor’s engineers and/or technicians.

  • Installs, inspects, maintains, repairs and provides diagnostic analysis of facility electrical systems in and around the facility, including but not limited to wiring, lighting, motors, power distribution, power disconnect equipment, HVAC systems, and maintenance equipment.

  • Must be familiar with NEC 70E Arc Flash Hazards and required PPE

  • Knowledge of Lock-out / Tag-out procedures

  • Inspecting, troubleshooting, repairing, and/or replacing mechanical components such as motors, reducers, drive chains, sprockets, sheaves, pulleys, rollers, belts, bearings, and transfer plates.

  • Inspecting, troubleshooting, repairing, and/or replacing pneumatic equipment such as diverters, air compressors, lubricators, hoses, and coils.

  • Inspecting, troubleshooting, repairing and/or replacing hydraulic equipment such as hoses, fittings, cylinders, and pumps.

  • Other duties assigned that are necessary for the effective operations of the facility.

Education and/or Experience Required

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • Minimum 3-5 years relevant electrical maintenance work experience.

  • Experience with operation of mobile equipment

  • Forklifts

  • Aerial lifts.

  • Work while standing, bending, kneeling, squatting, stooping, twisting and sitting for periods of time may be required to perform basic job functions.

  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs.


  • Electrical Certification

  • 2-3 years relevant electrical maintenance work experience

  • Mechanical Certification

  • 2-3 years of relevant mechanical work experience

AAP/EEO Statement

CRRC is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of CRRC that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

ID: 2019-1126

Street: 13535 S Torrence Ave