Composite Technician

Wabtec Corporation

Houston, TX


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.


Responsible for performing scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and repairs on switcher and local locomotives. Must be able to perform duties while adhering to company safety standards and all applicable local, state and federal rules regarding locomotives maintenance and repair. Assists other associates and completes special assignments as needed.


Assumes responsibility for the timely and effective performance of maintenance procedures.

      Fuel, sand, and daily inspections of locomotives.

      Performs preventive maintenance according to established schedules. Clean oils, fills tanks, and adjust equipment to ensure smooth operations.

      Complete basic repairs on equipment and machines. Trouble shoots and repairs diesel engines, electrical systems, air brake systems.

      Field service work. Travels to locations in and around Houston, TX using company vehicles to perform maintenance duties in the field.

      Conducts regular visual inspections of maintenance equipment including company vehicles.

      Completes all maintenance functions in accordance with established procedures, policies, and safety regulations.

Assumes responsibility for the efficient, timely, and accurate completion of maintenance records.

      Update maintenance log books.

      Signs off work orders to reflect work complete

Assumes responsibility for maintaining effective communication, coordination, and working relations with area personnel.

      Meets the needs of the customer by completing maintenance functions in a timely manner.

      Makes suggestions to improve operational procedures as appropriate.

      Keeps management informed of area activities and of any significant equipment problems. Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned.

      Ensures that work area is clean, secure, and well maintained.

      Stays informed of maintenance requirements.

      Completes special projects as assigned.


Minimum education, job experience, certifications, skills, knowledge and abilities that incumbent must typically have to perform the essential functions of the job acceptably with or without a reasonable accommodation.

      High school degree or equivalent; training in maintenance and repair operations and safety certification may be required.

      Knowledge of basic mechanics.

      Knowledge of machine testing procedures.

      Understanding of equipment maintenance requirements.

      One year in diesel engine or electrical repairs.

      Attention to detail.

      Able to schedule work.

      Solid problem solving skills.

      Good oral communication abilities.

      Able to sue all related mechanical and testing equipment.

S****pecialized equipment used in this job

      Computer and office equipment

      MS Office

Ot****her skills and qualifications


      Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved instructions and to deal with problems involving a few variables. Ability to perform very basic math skills including adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing two digit numbers; the four basic arithmetic operations with money; and operations with units such as inch, foot, yard: once, and pound (or their metric counterparts).


Type, amount, and frequency of physical effort typically required to perform the essential functions of the job acceptably; including the work positions in which the effort is applied, with or without a reasonable accommodation.















 A**. The physical effort typically applied in this job includes (applicable boxes are checked):**






 Sitting Speaking Lifting Carrying Travel

Standing Hearing Pulling Pushing


Walking Keying/typing Reaching Shoveling


Seeing Stoop/Bending Manipulating Confined

B. Mental and visual effort typically applied in this job includes:

X    Occasional mental and/or visual attention; the operation performed is either close to being automatic or the duties require attention only at long intervals.

X    Frequent mental and/or visual attention; the flow of work is either intermittent or the operation involves waiting for a machine or process to complete a cycle with intermittent checking or inspection involved.

X    Continuous mental and/or visual attention; the work is either repetitive or diversified requiring constant alertness to monitor the production process and/or identify defects to standards.

X    Concentrated mental and/or visual attention; the work involves responding to situations and performing complex tasks to very close accuracy specifications and standards for sustained periods, including multiple tasks.

X    Intense and/or exacting mental and/or visual attention; the work involves visualizing, planning, laying out, responding, or otherwise performing very involved and complex work, including multiple tasks.

C. Physical surroundings or conditions under which the job is typically performed and the extent of exposure to the disagreeable environmental elements.

X    The  job  is  typically  performed  under  comfortable  working  conditions;  any  disagreeable environmental elements are generally absent during normal performance of job.

X    Work is typically performed under good working conditions; while exposure to any environmental elements may occur, such exposure is generally not present to the extent of being disagreeable.

X    The  job  is  often  performed under  somewhat disagreeable working conditions; exposure to environmental elements is likely, with at least one present to the extent of being disagreeable.

X    The  job  is  continuously  performed  under  disagreeable  working  conditions;  exposure  to

X    environmental  elements  is  probable,  with  several  being  present  to  the  extent  of  being objectionable.

X    Work is continuously performed under extremely disagreeable working conditions; exposure to many objectionable environmental elements is both continuous and intensive.


Compliance with general company standards is acceptable.

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.