LEAD Program - Engineering

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.

Do you have a passion for technology & technical excellence, a drive to test yourself & continue learning, and a desire to be part of a company focused on improving the world? This role is perfect for you. Let’s kickstart your career in Wabtec’s LEAD Engineering rotational development program.

What to Expect in LEAD (Leadership, Expertise & Accelerated Development):

 The LEAD Engineering Program is a 2-year rotational program that allows you choose areas of interest and develop your skill sets. LEAD consists of four, 6-month rotations that are intended to provide a broad exposure to the engineering and digital functions leading to successful off program placement in a role that will launch your Wabtec career. You can focus on some of the industry’s most exciting trends in systems, controls, alternative fuels, motors, cooling, testing, signaling, core electronics, network & logistics, embedded software, additive and more. This program also emphasizes continuous education through advanced studies in partnership with Penn State University as well as in-house courses & workshops.

But that’s not all! Your program experience will include leadership and technical training, contributions to program operations, exposure to senior leadership, and development of a lifelong network of professionals and friends.


 Individuals joining the program in the US have the opportunity to rotate among our domestic business locations in Erie, PA and Melbourne, FL. L

Relocation lump sum is provided to get you where you need to go

Requirements - We are looking for:

  • Four-year technical degree with ABET Accreditation in: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, & other related technical degrees.
  • Overall GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 (based upon 4.0 scale)
  • Graduating by December 2022/January 2023 or May/June 2023
  • Willingness and ability travel and/or relocate with the United States for assignments
  • Prior intern or co-op experience
  • Open to applicants legally authorized to work in the U.S., without the need for current or future work status authorization or visa sponsorship for employment.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • A strong commitment to a career in technology with a passion and aptitude for engineering and/or software
  • General understanding of engineering, software and/or manufacturing fundamentals with desire to continue learning
  • Prior intern, co-op, or research experience in engineering, software, or relevant area
  • Solve technical challenges through regular application of common design patterns and identify appropriate patterns for use in problem solving
  • Strong customer focus, ability to understand the value proposition for the customer, and commitment to deliver the best value proposition
  • Demonstrated program / project management skills working on and leading teams
  • Leadership experience inside and/or outside the classroom
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to articulate technical problems in clear and simple terms, strong analytical skills
  • Contributes to creative solutions and challenges the status quo
  • Proactively learns new tools and identifies opportunities for improvement and promotes their adoption

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.