Fuel Equipment Component Engineer

Wabtec Corporation

Grove City, PA


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.

*PLEASE NOTE: The company is unable to provide any sponsorship for this role.

The Fuel Equipment Component Engineer will be responsible for the continued improvement of diesel engine fuel equipment for locomotive, marine, and stationary power applications.  The engineer will have technical responsibility for numerous components in the low and high-pressure fuel system.  The engineer will support reliability, cost out, and NPI activities related to these parts.

What will be your key responsibilities?

The engineer should have demonstrated experience in the use of diesel fuel equipment, and component level understanding sufficient to develop concepts that meet application specific requirements including ambient conditions and duty cycle effects on reliability, performance, and overall life cycle cost. Also, a cursory understanding of alternate fuel types, benefits, drawbacks, and future trends for each.  Serve as the main contact for fuel equipment reliability & cost improvements. Anticipate, develop, and apply fuel equipment technologies to current and future locomotive products to promote competitive differentiation in reliability. Predict field behavior of fuel equipment through the creation and utilization of analytical models that can be used to optimize component design. Maintain predictive models for existing fuel equipment reliability. Work with suppliers on long term improvements for component and develop plans to improve fuel system reliability and reduce cost. Conduct formal trade studies between contending concepts for product improvements. Ensure viability and defend recommendations in design reviews. Understand customer impact and major ‘pain points’ to focus reliability improvement efforts on the highest priority issues. Author and manage design documentation (review material, Component Functional/Purchase Specifications and Interface Control Documents, etc.). Provide engineering leadership and technical guidance to cross functional teams working projects in support of fuel equipment reliability, cost out, and new product introduction. Interface closely with fuel equipment suppliers, manage relationship and proper communication and interpretation of requirements. Lead component level FMEA’s and safety analyses where needed. Protect the intellectual property rights of the company.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience (5 years preferred) in a role supporting existing product reliability

  • Experience with fuel carrying components, systems, and control interactions

What can you expect from Wabtec?

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.