Wabtec Corporation

Arcola, IL


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.


Assemble, wire and install various electrical control boxes. Troubleshoot electronic circuits.


  • Work with other team members on various projects.

  • Lay out and build control boxes according to drawings and schematics.

  • Assemble and build various components for rail equipment.

  • Install electrical components and complete machine build with emphasis on quality.

  • Replace and install wiring on new and used equipment.

  • Troubleshoot and correct wiring errors.

  • Test and troubleshoot various electrical equipment.

  • Prepare components and equipment for shipping.

  • Rebuild machinery, repair, reassemble, and adjust machine as necessary.

  • Keep tools, equipment and work area clean and orderly.  Work in a safe manner.

  • Plan assembly and wiring sequence for point to point, direct or harness wiring.


Education/Experience: H.S. Diploma or equivalent along with a minimum of 5 years of experience with similar responsibilities.  Trade school and/or college classes may be substituted for experience.


  • Knowledge of direct and alternating current.

  • Knowledge of Ohm’s Law.

  • Ability to work long hours and some weekends.

  • Ability to read and understand drawings and schematics.

  • Knowledge of hand tools and their proper use.

  • Ability to use electric or pneumatic tools safely.

  • Safely drive forklift using proper guidelines.

  • Ability to layout, drill and tap holes.

  • Knowledge of electrical wiring skills.

  • Knowledge of wiring electrical boxes, panels and circuit breaker boards.

  • Knowledge of basic electrical components such as wiring, fittings, tools.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to regularly lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Requires full range of body motion, using all extremities, ability to walk unassisted, normal .fine motor dexterity and normal strength.
  • Normal, correctable vision ability is required.
  • Requires the ability to frequently climb, stoop and bend. 

Required Safety Equipment:

  • Safety glasses with side shields.
  • Steel toed safety shoes with non-skid soles.
  • Hearing protection as 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.