Lead Manufacturing Engineer - NPI

Wabtec Corporation

Fort Worth, TX


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.

Role Summary/Purpose

The New Product Introduction - Lead Manufacturing Engineer is a flexible leader, effective in communicating business goals, programs, and processes for an area or business segment. In this role you will utilize your manufacturing and engineering expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and effect short-term and long-term business goals.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Prepare the shop for model changes, new models, and mixed model production. Execute plans such in a way that no productivity or efficiency is lost during model changes.
  • Collaborate with the Operations and Lean teams, as well as design engineering, sourcing and vendors to develop locomotive processes using 3D models, drawings, difference reports, and operator load charts.
  • Manage high impact process and quality improvement projects yielding significant reduction in defects and increased productivity.
  • Improve tooling and fixturing within each high-performance work team.
  • Utilize lean-manufacturing principles and participate in action workouts to improve process capability, reduce overall costs, promote standardization, improve Time on Product, and increase capacity.
  • Own several plant-wide engineering operations initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college in an Engineering discipline or Applied Sciences

  • Minimum of 2 years Manufacturing Engineering experience

  • Ability to travel internationally as required

Desired Characteristics

  • Operations leadership program graduate

  • Working knowledge of locomotive manufacturing: fabrication, coatings, assembly, electrical, and test procedures.

  • Experience with 3D model/CAD software

  • Strong skills in print reading, wire schematic reading, and engineering specifications

  • Experience with BOM (PLM) tools.

  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tool(s). (i.e. Oracle, SAP)

  • Strong data analysis skills

  • Ability to understand and communicate technical engineering focused information

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to communicate across levels and within a complex matrix

  • Flexible, self-driven, outgoing, passionate, and positive attitude about change

  • Effective critical thinker and problem solver

  • Innovative thinker, able to come with new ideas and willing to take risks to creatively solve issues

  • Understanding of finance and business drivers

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.