Lead Engineer/Technologist - Controls (Locomotive)

Wabtec Corporation

Erie, 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 offer any sponsorship for this role.

The Locomotive Controls Team is made up of the Train Control and Vehicle Control aspects of the overall Engineering Organization at Wabtec.  These engineering groups contain dynamic set of systems that are on the cutting edge of technology in the Transportation Industry, supporting the design of a diverse set of critical functions on the locomotive from Air Brake to the Operating Modes State Machine to Human Machine Interface.  In this role the engineer will work with customers, various suppliers, engineering functions and/or industry agencies to identify and capture requirements and execute the design. 

This group is made up of nearly two dozen sub-systems and components as well as being the overall system integrator for customer-supplied equipment as well as driving overall infrastructure for the Control System.  The engineer will utilize experience and expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and effect short-term and some long-term business goals.

What will be your key responsibilities?

Play a pivotal role in the development of the Locomotive Control System for complex projects like Battery Electric Locomotive and expansion into the Transit market, creating and overseeing model development using Simulink, and ensuring proper design processes and are developed and followed by the broader team. Execute a variety of projects from follow-on orders (Requisitions) through new product developments, ensuring proper definition of requirements and interfaces for Locomotive Control systems.

Design, integrate, implement and validate Locomotive Controls subsystem functions and Human Machine Interface for locomotive, suitable for application in both English and non-English speaking environments. Use sound engineering principles and adhere to business standards, practices, and procedures, to develop product / program requirements. Lead/support investigation, root-cause identification, and resolution of reliability issues. Present to customers and suppliers and lead technical endeavors to develop Locomotive Controls technologies for the railroad industry. Ensure that the documentation of technical data generated by the assigned project consistent with engineering policies and procedures. Become the program representative for Locomotive Controls on NPI programs and requisitions, managing schedule, outward communication of successes and failures.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering

  • At least 1 year of experience with control design, diagnostics, and test

  • At least 3 years of experience in an engineering position

  • Ability and willingness to work "hands-on" in test labs and on locomotives with high HP (1000 KVA), medium voltage (2 KV) and high current (10 KA) systems

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.