Lead Manufacturing Specialist Control & Harness Assembly

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.

This position requires a basic understanding of the assembly, wiring/cabling, and test processes involved in producing control harnesses and equipment.


  • Ability to understand the product drawings/documentation and relay this information to the customer/partner in order to meet assembly and test requirements per the contract. 

Position includes but not limited to the following:

  • Product Drawings

  • Documents of Technique

  • Manufacturing Instructions and Standards

  • Technical Specifications

  • Documents and Standards of Quality Control

  • Tooling Drawings and Techniques

  • Work closely with global personnel and fully understand the mfg processes involved in the assembly and testing of the harnesses & components.

  • Create training documents and educate/train the customer/partner’s personnel on the technical service required in various domestic & global locations to meet contractual requirements.

  • Accountable for meeting the quality standards required for successful engineering verification of the manufacturing/test processes.

  • Must be willing and able to travel domestically and globally for extended periods of time.


  • Fluent in speaking, reading, and writing in the English language.
  • Minimum 4-year technical degree or equivalent control wiring and harness experience.
  • Minimum 2 years working with manufacturing assembly, wiring/cabling, and trouble-shooting operations.
  • Strong background in the interpretation of engineering drawings/specifications/schematics.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work closely with diverse team members.
  • Must have strong PC skills and ability to use Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint, etc.
  • Must be self-directed, highly detail oriented, organized, and flexible.
  • Must be able to use various mechanical/electrical hand tools for assembly operations as well as inspection equipment that are required for manufacturing operations.
  • Position is primarily based in Erie, PA. (other global locations may be considered)

   Desired Characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Ability to communicate utilizing a second language; Spanish, Russian, Turkish, etc.
  • Locomotive assembly experience and the ability to learn operations for continued growth
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

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.