Electromechanical Engineer

Wabtec Corporation

Kent Town, Australia


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.

With broad recognition as a leader in condition monitoring systems and associated technologies, Track IQ systems are installed on freight, heavy haul and passenger rail networks across 20+ countries and 6 continents. Our IoT systems use leading edge sensor technologies to acquire data from passing trains. Valuable insights on asset health are then extracted from the data using a combination of edge computing, signal processing, and artificial intelligence (AI) methods.

With continuous investment through both organic growth and acquisition, we continue to develop market leading solutions that meet the challenges of operating an efficient modern railway.

This position reports directly to the Engineering Manager and is focused on the ongoing engineering, support and project delivery of the Track IQ portfolio of products.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide timely and professional engineering support to the Track IQ business unit in the form of:

Electromechanical design

Identifying project / product requirements and scoping out / delivering the required technical solutions

Identifying, testing and implementing new / alternative / replacement technologies into Track IQ products

Creation and upkeep of product and project technical documentation

Provide assistance with timely and professional support of Track IQ’s install base of detectors in the form of:

Routine monitoring / reporting

Technical support / troubleshooting / fault resolution

Routine maintenance visits to detector installations

Non-routine (corrective) maintenance visits to detector installations

Software deployment

New system installation

Quote/proposal generation

Technical documentation preparation

Help instill a culture throughout the Track IQ business in line with the Wabtec values of Safety, Customer Focus, Continuous Improvement, Teamwork and Leadership Help establish, improve and maintain quality control processes, systems and documentation

Qualifications and Skills

Applicants must have:

  • Tertiary or trade level qualifications in electromechanical engineering
  • Proven industry experience in electromechanical engineering

Applicants will ideally have:

  • Experience working with electromechanical and software systems
  • Experience working in the rail industry
  • Experience in customer facing roles

The following skills/traits are essential:

  • Clear, effective communication and English language skills, both written and oral
  • Good personal management, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Negotiation and stakeholder management skills
  • Competency in the installation, setup, maintenance and troubleshooting of software, electrical and mechanical systems
  • Compentency in the use of Microsoft Windows operating sytems and the Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Ability to create formal documentation: e.g. information request responses, quotations, work instructions, product documentation
  • The ability to work under pressures of weekly, monthly and project deadlines

The following skills are useful but may be developed during the natural course of work or in targeted training courses:

  • Competency in the following software and computing disciplines:
    • AutoCAD, SolidWorks and Altium CAD packages
    • SQL, Java, C, MATLAB, Python programming languages
    • Installation, configuration and maintenance of server systems
  • Technical knowledge of Track IQ systems architecture, functionality, output and data interpretation

The following traits are essential:

  • Customer focus – a work ethic where the customer is put first and responses to customer  queries, issues and support needs are focused on
  • Organisation – dedication to planning, implementing, following and enforcing quality processes
  • Relationship building – ability to develop and maintain internal and external relationships
  • An enthusiastic attitude to hard work, learning new skills, and going above and beyond to achieve customer satisfaction

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.