Wabtec Corporation

Oak Creek, WI


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 (a Wabtec company) is an American manufacturer of railroad maintenance of way and inspection equipment, based in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Founded in 1926, it has been a subsidiary of Wabtec since 2021. The company is one of the top manufacturers of railroad maintenance equipment in North America. 

Designs functional, reliable, cost effective products or systems within cost targets and while maintaining project schedule. Supports Production by hands-on review and troubleshooting.

*This role can be permitted to work with a Hybrid Schedule. Expectations are to work remotely 2 days per week. Onsite days are expected 3 days per week.

**Relocation assistance may be available to those who qualify


Design – 60% or greater

  • Plans and organizes design work on individual components or pieces as assigned by the Project Leader.
  • Uses CAD systems to layout, design and modify existing equipment and produce drawings for new or existing equipment.
  • Performs engineering calculations on new and existing designs.
  • Maintains individual design schedule to ensure on-time completion as determined by Project Leader.
  • Creates designs within pre-defined schedule and cost targets and supports implementation in Production.

General – 20% - 40%

  • Advise Project Leader on a regular basis as to the status of the design. 
  • Creates and maintains bills of materials and writes engineering change orders.
  • Interfaces with others during the design, building and field-testing of prototypes or production models – i.e. Production, Testing, Sourcing, Planning, Suppliers or Customers.
  • Presents and participates in design reviews.
  • Meets requirements on function, reliability, safety and performance of equipment operation.

Equipment 20% - 40%

  • Troubleshoot and solve equipment problems.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology


  • 3 plus years in industry related field.

Technical Skills

  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Experienced in 3D CAD modeling. Proficiency in Pro E Creo is preferred
  • Mechanism analysis using standard methods (hand calculations) and/or computer simulation (mechanica preferred).
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude


  • Experience in design structures and mechanisms
  • Experience with electrical control and hydraulic systems.

Behavioral Attributes

  • Results driven
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well with cross-functional teams


  • Less than 25%

Working Conditions  

Work is primarily light duty and requires the ability to regularly lift and carry objects weighing up to 20 pounds. This position requires the ability to sit, stand and walk unassisted. Requires the use of hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is required to talk and hear. Normal correctable vision is required.


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.