Design Engineer II

LBF1000LBFC Hired Organization Address Suwanee, GA Full Time
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Job Posting for Design Engineer II at LBF1000LBFC

L.B. Foster Company, established in 1902, is a leading manufacturer, fabricator, and distributor of products for the transportation, construction, utility, and energy markets with location in North America and Europe.  We have been recognized for achievement in manufacturing excellence, financial growth, and our impressive safety record.  The corporation owns divisions and subsidiaries that supply products to industries requiring rail and rail accessories; sheet, pipe and H piling; bridge decking and highway products; precast concrete buildings; and threaded and coated pipe.  L.B. Foster markets its products worldwide.

At L.B. Foster, our culture reflects our passion for integrity, accountability and safety. This culture is built on the quality of our workforce and a positive attitude toward continuous improvement, working in a safe environment and customer service.

Job Summary:

The Design Engineer II would be responsible for engineering initiatives related to product design, product manufacturing, supply chain, and technical support for the L.B. Foster Transit Products Division, including internal and external customer support.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for designing products and systems to meet specific transit rail industry requirements, L.B Foster cost reduction initiatives and product roadmaps.
  • Develop new technologies and incorporate them into differentiated products
  • Lead internal review meetings to present and justify design selections
  • Develop test program plans for product validation
  • Create 2D and 3D CAD models to be used for product realization
  • Provide technical support and solutions to internal customers.
  • Support estimating team with specification review and BOM selection
  • Support project managers with product drawings and technical submittals
  • Support third party manufacturing with process design and optimization
  • Provide technical support and solutions to external customer in coordination with L.B. Foster Sales team.
  • Support transit agency sales calls and create technical proposals
  • Help generate, modify, and influence technical specification and drawing criteria for transit agencies
  • Responsible to manage and organize engineering document database including drawings, models, specifications, technical reports, communications, and ISO 9001 compliance.

Experience, Education, & License Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Civil or Electrical Engineering required.
  • 2-4 years of experience in design engineering role required.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficiency in 2D and 3D CAD (AutoCAD, Inventor, Solidworks)
  • 5-10% travel to manufacturing sites as needed.
  • Desired: Knowledgeable in the following materials and manufacturing processes: rubber and urethane molding, fiberglass molding, ductile iron casting, steel machining
  • Desired: Knowledgeable in ISO 9001 for engineering design and development
  • Desired: Experience in rail and/or transit industry is a plus
  • Desired: Ability to run various engineering calculations by hand and other tools (e.g. Excel) as needed


  • Teamwork/facilitates collaboration
  • Communication
  • Customer focus
  • Integrity & trust
  • Continuous improvement
  • Adaptability/flexibility
  • Accountability/drive for results
  • Planning & organizing/project management
  • Attention to detail
  • Critical thinking/learning agility
  • Global business & technology acumen
  • influence/lead without authority

The Benefits...

  • Medical, dental, vision benefits the first day of the month after hire date
  • Market-leading 401(k) program with company match
  • 5 paid sick days per year
  • 100% tuition reimbursement
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Career development and advancement opportunities

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