Mechanical Design Engineer

Wabtec Corporation

Salem, VA


Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at: http://www.WabtecCorp.com.

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

It’s not just about your career or job title… It’s about who you are and the impact you will make on the world. Because whether it’s for each other or our customers, we put People First. When our people come together, we Expand the Possible and continuously look for ways to improve what we create and how we do it. If you are constantly striving to grow, you’re in good company. We are revolutionizing the way the world moves for future generations, and we want someone who is ready to move with us.

Who are we?

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions, and value-added services for freight and transit rail as well as the mining, marine, and industrial markets. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation, and Faiveley Transport, the company has grown to become One Wabtec, with unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems.

Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress and unlocks our customers’ potential by delivering innovative and lasting transportation solutions that move and improve the world. We are lifelong learners obsessed with making things better to drive exceptional results. Wabtec has approximately 27K employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit our website to learn more!

Who will you be working with?

You will interact with team members at all levels of the organization. You’ll work most closely with the Design Engineering team toward the goal of delivering innovative solutions for the transportation industry.

How will you make a difference?

As a member of the Mechanical Engineering team, you will be part of the team responsible for the creation of conceptual and detailed designs for parts, assemblies, and products assuring that designs meet specification, safety, and regulatory requirements.

What do we want to know about you?

  • At least 3-5 years of engineering experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field
  • At least 3 years' experience in new product design
  • At least 3 years' experience in manufacturing operations, such as foundry, machining, welding, assembly, test & inspection, or marking & packaging processes
  • A problem solver, strong analytical skills with the ability to communicate complex analyses and concepts to all levels of the organization
  • Organizational skills and flexibility necessary to deal with multiple project priorities and evolving deadlines
  • The desire to be “hands on” in the design, build, and troubleshooting of new and existing products
  • Experience with formal continuous improvement tools such as 5S and other Lean Manufacturing concepts, PPAP, creation of Mfg. Control Plans, Value Stream Mapping and Cell layout techniques

What will your typical day look like?

  • Confirm product performance by designing, performing, and documenting engineering tests.
  • Specify components and assemblies using 2D drafting, 3D modeling software and text descriptions, as well as creating detailed and precise schematics.
  • Maintain and improve existing process and equipment designs. Review and judge non-conformances. Evaluate and implement suggestions and requirements from suppliers, customers, and manufacturing.
  • Manage process equipment and component design projects within budget and schedule requirements.
  • Research and select suppliers. Maintain supplier relationships.
  • Prepare feasibility studies and thorough cost justification for projects.
  • Plan and implement capital projects.
  • Work with subject-matter experts and operations leaders to document business processes and develop supporting instructional materials. Collaborate with all relevant stakeholders to design an effective plan to communicate and implement the new processes.

You may also be asked to perform other duties outside of your function or trade, for which adequate training will be provided if necessary.

Wabtec will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the U.S. for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable) and fitness for duty test (as applicable).

Our Commitment to Embrace Diversity:

Wabtec is a global company that invests not just in our products, but also our people by embracing diversity and inclusion. We care about our relationships with our employees and take pride in celebrating the variety of experiences, expertise, and backgrounds that bring us together. At Wabtec, we aspire to create a place where we all belong and where diversity is welcomed and appreciated.

To fulfill that commitment, we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity, and inclusion. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We have created a space where everyone is given the opportunity to contribute based on their individual experiences and perspectives and recognize that these differences and diverse perspectives make us better.

We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences, and styles… People like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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