Armature Machinist

Wabtec Corporation

Cleveland, OH


Position summary

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:

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.


  At the Cleveland, Ohio site our focus is manufacturing or remanufacturing of high-quality armature, stator, OEM coils, and field service coils for the transit industry while maintaining high quality.  The manual machinist is responsible for turning, undercutting, and balancing rotors and armatures.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for the fabrication of internal requirements, setting up and manually operating lathe to perform multiple machining and cutting operations. Sets up and operates engine lathe to machine metallic and non-metallic work pieces to specifications, tooling instruction and standard charts, applying knowledge of machining methods. Read blueprints or job order specifications, such as dimensions and tolerances, tooling instructions on holding devices, feed rates, cutting speed, depth of cuts, and cutting tools. Positions and secures tools in holders, using wrenches.  Lifts work pieces manually or with hoist. Positions and secures work piece in holding device, machine table, chuck, centers or fixture, using clams and wrenches. Sets specified speed, feed rate, and depth of cut.  Positions tool in relation to work piece. Observes cutting action of machine to detect excessive wear or malfunction. Verified conformance of machined work piece to specifications, using micrometers, calipers, and fixed gauges. Will be trained on other armature manufacturing equipment. Balancing Undercutting Operate Manual Drill Press Run Manual Lathe Manufacture Tooling Create fixtures Utilize knowledge of shop math to convert standard and metric, Celsius and Fahrenheit Operate surface grinders inside and outside diameter Stick, Tig, and Mig weld

Minimum Qualifications_:_

  • Experience with manual lathes
  • Experience with manual set-ups of CNC machines.
  • High School graduate, or general education degree required.
  • Three years minimum industry experience in manufacturing or transportation and/or training.
  • Possess basic ship math skills, and ability to read and interpret blueprints.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work unsupervised.

  • Familiarity with brazing or soldering.

  • Must be able to use mechanical & pneumatic tools, electrical test equipment, and       measuring instruments.

  • Strategic and creative thinking to analyze issues that may arise and create           solutions.

  • Ability to respond positively to feedback and implement change in process and procedures as needed.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of use of Bridgeport machine

  • Ability to interpret and fabricate from blueprints and drawings

  • Knowledge of fractions and basic algebraic equations

  • Ability to design based on visual inspection of item, based on needs

  • Mechanical ability.

  • Individually motivated; self-starter

Physical Demands:

  • Employee is regularly required to stand for 8 hours at a time, with minimal breaks.
  • Employee is regularly required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds.
  • Employee is regularly required to see and observe small handwriting, labels, and components.
  • Employee is regularly required to operate heavy machinery, including but not limited to forklifts and cranes.
  • Employee is regularly required to wear a steel toe shoes and safety glasses at all times.
  • The Position requires the employee to be on-site during scheduled shift to perform daily duties and responsibilities.

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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About the company

Industry: Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing

At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move and improve the world, start here.