Engineering Lab Technician

Wabtec Corporation

Erie, PA


Position summary

ake 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.

We are the doers. The leaders. The makers. Our teams are hungry to make history, acting with integrity to relentlessly improve people's lives. It's time to stop dreaming about the future; let's build it together.

If you are interested in joining our Talent Community, please share your resume with us. When a position that matches your qualifications becomes available it's that much easier to connect!

This is an hourly union represented position. Local UE 506

Starting wage: $33.07

with a 10 year wage progression increase schedule:

Yr 1 $33.90

Yr 2 $34.72

Yr 3 $35.55

Yr 4 $36.38

Yr 5 $37.20

Yr 6 $38.03

Yr 7 $38.86

Yr 8 $39.68

Yr 9 $40.51

Yr 10 $41.34

Position Summary:

Direct and perform all engineering tests with minimum supervision involving knowledge of power and control electronics, difficult circuits, electrical measurements, diesel engines assembly/disassembly/performance, electrical theory and calculations, testing operations and data acquisitions. Equivalent to two years certified electrical, electronics, mechanical or other appropriate technical training. A passing grade of evaluation is required prior to job placement.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop, setup, and execute assigned test requests in a lab environment

  • Attend and contribute to reviews with Lab leads, engineering, EHS, and others when necessary to review and approve proposed functionality or similar changes

  • Attend necessary safety and qualification training for working on electrical and mechanical test stands.

  • Work on and communicate effectively with a cross functional team of technicians, engineers, lab personnel in the lab

  • Provide technical expertise as needed to ensure test needs are met

  • Ensure all assigned test stands are up to date and calibrated properly

Minimum Requirements:

  • Associates degree in an Electrical / Mechanical discipline or related technical discipline from an accredited university or college (Or a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 2 years of Military Technical Training or Electrical/Test experiences)

  • A minimum of 1 year of work experience in an industry related field

  • Knowledge of PLC Systems, mechanical prints, facility prints, electrical prints, and databases

  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications

  • Knowledge in test instruments, data acquisition systems, and test equipment

  • Must be willing and able to work any shift

Functional Requirements:

  • Ability to climb repeatedly and work from heights off ladders, platforms and scaffolds

  • Repeated bending, reaching above head, climbing and kneeling

  • Repeated straight pulling and pushing

  • Prolonged standing and walking

  • Walking on slippery or uneven surfaces

  • Exposure to constant noise 90 DBA

  • Able to distinguish basic colors

  • Exposure to fumes/smoke from burning, paint vapors, and dust

  • Moderate to heavy lifting up to 45+ lbs

  • Must be willing to work in tobacco-free environment

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.