Assistant Operator

Wabtec Corporation



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.


Nordco is 100% committed to meeting the needs of our customers by providing the best solutions for their applications. We provide an array of products and services that help the railroad industry keep its trains running safely, efficiently and on time. For 90 years, Nordco has been the leading designer and manufacturer of roadway work equipment.  Today, no other company supplies more of these types of machines to the North American railroads, public transit systems, contractors and equipment leasing companies. We are proud of our long history of success, our diverse mix of businesses, and our values-based work environment.

This is a "Road Warrior" position and requires extensive travel (up to several months on the road at a time), without the opportunity to go home. However we do make every effort to get our employees as much home time as possible.

Assistant Operators are responsible for the safe operation and care of Nordco Rail Services rail flaw detection vehicles. Assistant Operators will be evaluated based on performance metrics used by their field supervision as well as by the customer. The responsibility of Nordco Rail Flaw detection team is to understand the expectations of the customer and work to meet or exceed expectations.


Field Manager


  • Remain well versed in and practice all railroad and highway safety and operating procedures.
  • Drive NRS rail flaw detection vehicles on road and on rail in support of rail flaw detection activities.
  • Takes direction from and assists Chief Operator during testing activities.
  • Under guidance of the Chief Operator, Field Manager and Equipment Manager, maintains the NRSIT rail flaw detection vehicle.
  • Ensures the vehicle has all required documentation including IFTA sticker, registration, and insurance etc.
  • Ensures the vehicle has current annual certifications for DOT and hy-rail FRA.
  • Partners with Chief Operator to maintain 5S
  • Maintains the vehicle's inventory by submitting monthly inventory reports and maintenance reports following specified guidelines.
  • Submit all required reports to Field Manager & Field Ops Manager monthly.
  • Maintains and submits accurate driver log, fuel reports and any other required documentation.
  • Records failure data when a component failure occurs. In addition, record possible reasons for failure whenever possible.
  • Inspects vehicle and carriage equipment regularly and brings findings to chief operator.
  • Grease, lube, and tighten bolts, repair or have repaired defective parts on ultrasonic testing carriage as necessary – any adjustments or repairs would be under supervision of Chief Operator.
  • Maintains accurate business expense records.
  • Must conduct themselves in a customer friendly & Professional manner at all times.
  • Performs other job duties as assigned.


4.1 Education

  • Minimum high school diploma or GED. Associate's or Bachelor's degree in a technical-related discipline preferred. Mechanical technical training a plus. Level I Ultrasonic Testing certification also a plus

4.2 Experience

  • One or more years of professional driver experience preferred.

4.3 Technical Skills

  • Preferred to have and maintain a valid Class B (or Class A) CDL with Air Brake Endorsement. Must continually meet NRSIT and DOT driving standards.

4.4 Behavioral Attributes

  • Must be a team player and willing to do whatever it takes to make the customer happy in a safe and ethical manner.


  • Extensive travel within the continental United States but can include Canada & Mexico. Passport will be required for travel outside the US.

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.