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Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company Overview

Albertville, AL
5001 to 10000 employees
1983
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Rail
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Through organic growth and key acquisitions, Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, has grown to be one of the largest diversified suppliers of railroad products and services in the world.

If it rolls on the rail, customers can count on us for rolling stock ... Read more

Mission: Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, is a total solutions provider of rolling stock and infrastructure products and services for the global railroad industry. Forging the bridge between ideas and success, our talented and innovative team members work together, along with our ... Read more

Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company – Why Work For Us?


ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, is at the forefront of the railroad revolution, with a blend of history and innovation that drives us each day.

Whether it rolls on the rails or comprises the rails itself, our products are operating in over 100 countries, and our people are working to make the next century of railroading as historic as the last.

OUR HISTORY

Progress Rail Services began in 1983 and grew rapidly to become one of the largest suppliers of railroad and transit system products in North America.

In 2006, Progress Rail Services became a part of Caterpillar Inc. Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD), in turn, came aboard as part of Progress Rail in 2010. Electro-Motive Diesel started in 1922, pioneering the introduction of diesel-electric locomotives. EMD became a part of General Motors in 1930, and led the way in locomotive technology in the decades that followed.

Together, Progress Rail and EMD make up the Rail Division of Caterpillar. In 2016 the brand identity of both companies changed to Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company. The change reflects our commitment to setting the pace in modern rail technology as one team – whether it’s what rolls on the rails or it’s the rail itself.

CAREERS

VISIT CAREERS.PROGRESSRAIL.COM TO SEARCH FOR JOBS AND LEARN WHAT IT MEANS TO WORK FOR A COMPANY WHERE INNOVATION IS DRIVEN BY HISTORY.

We have been at the forefront of railroad innovation since we led the switch from steam to diesel-electric more than 90 years ago. That blend of history and innovation still drives us today.

Whether it rolls on the rails or is the rail itself, you will find our products at work in more than 100 countries. And you will find our people at work on solutions to make the next century of railroading as historic as the last.

Take a closer look at our career site at http://careers.progressrail.com/, and you will see why we say, "our future will make history."

Our line of work can take you to a lot of different places—over 100 countries around the world. You’ll also find a lot of variety from one location to the next. Some are long-standing local institutions with hundreds of employees. Others are newer outposts where small, collaborative teams get the job done. Some offer many different job roles, including corporate functions like accounting and human resources. Others are dedicated to hands-on manufacturing and implementation.

We are a global company with rewarding careers all around the world. On our careers website, you can view some of our top locations in North America.

PROFESSIONAL

It takes a variety of skilled professionals to keep the wheels turning in an enterprise like ours. To keep our operations moving forward, we need leadership and management in engineering, logistics, production, accounting, information technology, human resources, sales, marketing and more.

PRODUCTION

It takes thousands of the most seasoned and talented operators, machinists, welders, drivers and other skilled veterans to meet our commitments every day. We back that up with dedicated, detail oriented support staff in the plant, onsite, or in one of our office locations. It is consistent performance that keeps us on the right track.

STUDENTS/INTERNS

Our intern/co-op program offers meaningful, challenging work experience for college setudents in engineering, operations, business and more.


Join a team inspired by both history and innovation and an unmatched mix of products - whether riding on the rails or creating the rails themselves.

We believe in investing in our people, both in hiring the best talent and helping them fulfill their ambitions and potential. We would love to get to know you better. 

If you are ready to take the next steps, search opportunities through our careers portal.

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    Fast paced environment with great coworkers. Health benefits are one of the best in the country!

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    Provide more training for all faculty leaders.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company (Albertville, AL) in April 2017.

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    Very relaxed and informal. I met the Manager and was given a tour of the Operation Center. I was introduced to some of the people on the team I would work with if hired. We then went to the managers office and he looked over my application and asked me a few questions about my skill set. He made it extremely easy. It was like I was just talking to an old friend. I didn't feel nervous like I have in other interviews.

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