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Herzog companies was founded in 1969 by William E. Herzog as a heavy/highway construction contractor in the Midwest. Herzog now specializes in Railroad Construction, Transit Operation and Maintenance Services, Civil Construction and Railroad Services nationwide. Our team consists of people who are innovators at heart, continuously exploring new ways to improve our products, services, and, ultimately, the industry. By always challenging ourselves - and each other - to push for more, we keep Herzog at the forefront of the rail industry.

Herzog Railroad Services, Inc. is currently seeking a Controls Engineer for the Mechanical Research and Development team in St. Joseph, MO.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Controls Engineer will work closely with draftsmen/designers, engineers and project managers to design and develop all aspects of electrical control systems for railroad maintenance equipment.
  • Prepare electrical schematics. (AutoCAD Electrical or equivalent)
  • Electrical panel layouts and creation of electrical parts list for custom and standard products as assigned.
  • Follow up service of machinery at jobsite locations for operator assistance and/or operator training. Also, responding to requests for phone, email, or online services.
  • Assist with wiring, cable routing, marking, and inspection of machinery in assembly department
  • Prepare reports as required by management. (Proficient with basic Microsoft Office software.)
  • Assist in preparation of technical machinery information including operator’s manuals, electrical specification, field service reports, etc.
  • Analyze and resolve technical electrical problems
  • Familiarity with CAN protocols is a plus.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be a team player.
  • Must be physically able to climb onto railcars and equipment.
  • 10-20% travel may be required.
  • Salary will be based on experience.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or two year college or technical school preferred, but not required.
  • 1- 3 years related experience preferred, but not required


Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Pass and maintain e-RAILSAFE pre-employment background check and safety certification.
  • Subject to motor vehicle report review.
  • Maintain valid driver’s license and endorsements as required per position.
  • Pass pre-employment physical, medical evaluation, and drug screen
  • Successfully complete and maintain any required safety certification and testing on an annual basis.



  • Herzog is nationally recognized for its excellent corporate safety record which results from all employees at all levels, in all positions adhering to established policies and procedures. Reporting any and all safety violations to your immediate supervisor is a prerequisite for continued employment. Safety diligence by all results in a safe work environment for all.


  • Herzog offers a robust benefits package including medical and dental coverage. The plans are specific to projects and locations.

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It is the policy of Herzog Railroad Services, Inc. to provide equal opportunity in employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, age, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military status, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law.