California Technical Contracting, Inc., Technical Support and Design Solutions

Technical Support and Design Solutions

Employment Opportunities

Product Introduction Technician

Union City, CA

Are you looking for an opportunity to work on next-generation transportation solutions? Do you like solving problems and working both independently AND as part of a team? Apply now to work as a PI Technician to test and troubleshoot the operation of train cars before they are put into service.


Based in Union City, CA, the PI Technician will provide field engineering support for installation, test, operation, and/or maintenance of equipment. You will also provide technical expertise to subcontractors, project team members and less experienced personnel.

In this role, you will

  • Provide direct technical support to diagnose faults and assess failures;
  • Test, troubleshoot and repair, as required, including replacing parts;
  • Provide input for potential design enhancements that can be developed to improve reliability;
  • Set up and conduct Engineering and Qualification tests; and
  • Review data and provide post-test reports.

This position includes participating in the related function of pilot car and commissioning testing and warranty support.

Day to day tasks:

  1. Diagnose the cause of electrical or mechanical malfunction. Perform the repair and test. Provide completed work order documentation. (40%)
  2. Upload software and download logs from network equipment (40%)
  3. Interface with Systems Engineering as part of a team to address technical issues that arise. (10%)
  4. Work with the customer, vendors, and internal engineering resources to identify root cause(s) of safety, reliability and operational concerns and issues. (5%)
  5. Assist with testing and implementing modifications designed to address technical issues and reliability improvements (5%)


Our ideal candidate:

  • Is a high school graduate (or equivalent);
  • Has 5+ years’ experience in a similar role (or equivalent combination of education and experience);
  • Can work independently through the application of acquired knowledge, precedent and judgment based upon standard procedures;
  • Is able to solve straightforward problems and analyze possible solutions using acquired experience and judgment and apply existing guidelines; and
  • Has excellent English communications skills, both written and spoken.

Electrical skills and mechanical skills are highly desirable. It is also helpful to know software diagnostics.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee occasionally is required to reach with hands and arms and may be required to lift up to 50 pounds.

Manual Dexterity

Work requires regular speed and accuracy for most of the working day.

Physical Effort

Work requires handling lightweight materials or equipment with no special speed or exertion.

Working Conditions

Typical working conditions found in most shop work areas.


Negligible. Little or no exposure to hazards.

Work environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job.

Employee may be required to work in a train yard, which is considered a live rail environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

If you’re interested in applying or learning more about this position please email your resume with cover letter and contact information to CTC Human Resources email hr(at) or fill out this form.

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