Heavy Equipment Production Technician

Wabtec Corporation

Oak Creek, WI


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.

Performs quality validation testing on all Nordco equipment per customer specifications and delivery requirements.   Performs troubleshooting sequences to identify non conformance and communicates repairs required.    Writes reports as required.  May be required to work on multiple assignments at the same time. 


Testing – 70 – 80%

  • Safely performs functional testing of all NORDCO track maintenance of way equipment using approved test procedures.
  • Audits assembly to design for internal and external specifications.
  • Performs troubleshooting on issues found during the testing process.
  • Communicates completion of final testing of production and prototype machines.
  • Works with engineering, production, and / or R&D on problems with the machine build process or machine testing prior to shipment.
  • Assist with creation and maintenance of test procedures.

Reports – 10 - 20%

  • Completes reports on machine testing and defects and provides feedback to Operations, Engineering and Supply Chain.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Requires a High School diploma or equivalent.  Training on heavy equipment and measurement tools, including flow meters, pressure gauges and voltage meters.


  • Minimum of 5 years of troubleshooting or related experience with heavy equipment. 

Technical Skills

  • General mechanical skills. Must be proficient working with hydraulic, pneumatic and electronic controlled circuits including PLC and CAN-bus systems.

  • Ability to interpret electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical schematics and drawings.

  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve equipment problems.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

  • Must be familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel for reporting purposes.

Behavioral Attributes

  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, suppliers and other NORDCO employees.
  • Supports Nordco’s continuous improvement efforts

Other Requirements

  • Ability to read and interpret business documents, technical procedures, governmental regulations and professional journals. 
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures.


  • Minimal travel requirements

Working Conditions  

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to dust, oil, grease, fumes or airborne particles.  The noise level in the work environment can be loud at times and may require the use of hearing protection.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to handle or lift objects up to 50 pounds, use tools or controls and communicate with other employees.  The employee is frequently required to stand, climb, walk unassisted, bend, sit and reach with hands and arms.

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.