General Plant Laborer

Wabtec Corporation

Warren, OH


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:

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.


Works either alone or on a crew on machines such as hammers, presses, upsetters, bulldozers, shears, drills and grinders, to complete workpieces by performing the following duties.

Primary Accountabilities: 

Runs the various assigned machines and parts based on specifications and part drawings

Ensures that workpiece quality is at the required specifications

Analyzes blueprint of part or die to ensure part is made within quality guidelines

Verifies conformance of machined workpieces to specifications.

Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

Follows instructions of crew leader if working on a machine that involves a crew

Other duties as assigned.


HS Diploma or GED Preferred. One to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to regularly lift and /or move up to 65 pounds.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Strong problem solving skills.

Basic math ability is required.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.

Must be able to work safely in a heavy manufacturing work environment.

Ability to work in a team environment.

Ability to read and understand setup procedures and operational specifications.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This Job Description represents a summary of major responsibilities and tasks performed.  It is not an exhaustive list of all job tasks; other job-related tasks and responsibilities may be required by the company.

Job requirements and working conditions represent the minimum levels acceptable for this job.  A job incumbent must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform each task successfully.

This Job Description does not create an employment contract.

Schaefer Equipment is an equal opportunity employer.

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.