Electrical Engineering Intern

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: http://www.WabtecCorp.com.

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.


The Electrical Engineering Interns are responsible for tasks and projects under the direction of the Controls Engineering Manager. Projects and tasks will focus on the modeling, design, component selection, programming, and documentation for Nordco equipment.


  • Controls Engineering Manager


  • Assist in modelling, designing, programming, and documentation of Nordco’s electrical components
  • Use Creo and Promis-E software to complete design improvement and corrective action projects
  • Update electrical schematics and assembly drawings of varying complexity within the Controls Department
  • Assist in conducting bench-top tests for new and existing components
  • Assist in the development of technical publications, such as operator and maintenance manuals
  • Work closely with the Controls Department to support Production and other manufacturing initiatives
  • Utilize basic computer software to develop or maintain spreadsheets, databases, documents, and to communicate with various departments within the organization
  • Acquire, plot, and analyze data with the assistance from a mentor
  • Build relationships with people within the organization to help complete tasks
  • Other job duties as assigned



  • Pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • GPA of 3.0


  • Familiarity with 3D modeling software, Creo preferred
  • Familiarity with Promise-E, AutoCAD Electrical, or other electrical schematic drafting software

Technical Skills

  • Basic knowledge of electrical symbols, schematics, and circuits
  • General mechanical design skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs

Behavioral Attributes

  • The ability to develop and maintain relations
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of different situations
  • A high degree of adaptability and flexibility to operate in a fast-paced work environment


  • None


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.

Disclaimer:  Every position at Nordco includes other duties as required in order for the company to be successful.  Not every duty is captured within the job description.  This job description was captured at a point in time and duties and responsibilities will evolve over time.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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.