Bogie Brake Senior Design Engineer

Wabtec Corporation

Duncan, SC


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.


Wabtec Passenger Transit is a leader in the design and manufacture of brake equipment, mechanical and electric couplers, and associated electronic control systems for mass transit trains worldwide.  Our parent company is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA with manufacturing sites across the world.  Log on to for more information.

The Foundation Brake Product Engineering team selects from our sister division catalogs and/or design and develops Foundation Brake units (Disc Brake Units, Tread Brake Units, Discs, Magnetic Track Brakes, or Hydraulic brake units) according to customer specifications.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Able to take on assignments with or without assistance as the need arises being the primary product engineering voice on assigned projects.
  • Support design and development of parts and assemblies for mass transit train systems, primarily supporting our original equipment business, with additional support for our aftermarket parts and services businesses.
  • Design solutions utilizing engineering software (i.e., SolidWorks, ANSYS, etc.) to evaluate and release three-dimensional (CAD) and two-dimension (drawing) files.
  • Collaborate across organizational functions to produce reliable, safe, and cost-effective products for the rail industry.
  • Support Operations team for component assembly, end of line testing, and other manufacturing processes as required.
  • Support Test Engineering personnel to develop test specifications, review issues that develop during testing, and assess results. Provide technically viable solutions when issues arise.
  • Support Sourcing and Supply Chain with procurement of R&D, new product introduction, and current production components.
  • Coordinate with the Field Service team to provide solutions that enhance the customer experience with Wabtec products.
  • Interface with customers to support technical reviews and product acceptance.
  • Assist the Advanced Engineering team in preparation of technical and commercial proposals in accordance with customer requirements and prior product experience.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology from a university recognized by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, ABET.
  • Five to ten (5-10) years of relevant experience in mechanical design, preferably in a manufacturing industry that involves machining and assembly.

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Creative thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with 3D CAD modeling and 2D drafting, preferably SolidWorks
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products


  • Defined decision-making level.  The Plant GM is the main authority at site level.  To be able to give authority, any employee in the organization shall first receive it from their manager or upper level, up to the General Manager.
  • All WPT employees have the authority to stop the process they are performing, should the process become unsafe or the outputs non-conforming.

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 this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
  • Employee is frequently required to sit and occasionally required to stand, walk, and handle items in an office environment.
  • Employee travel is expected to be less than 10% (domestic and possibly international).

Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.)

  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.
  • The employee will be required to work alongside personnel in a manufacturing environment while wearing required personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Current work schedule includes two workdays of remote work on Monday and Friday and on-site work Tuesday-Thursday.  However, the Engineer needs to be ready to be available on site on any day.


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.