Lead Quality Specialist

Wabtec Corporation

Ayagoz, Kazakhstan


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.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Monitor and evaluate service shop metrics such as repeaters, availability, workscope application, etc.

  • Develop and administer training programs as required to Wabtec and service shop craft personnel.

  • Identify, monitor and analyze defect modes to develop action plans to address defects.

  • Coordinate Engineering and Fleet Program Manager requests at service shop locations for information collection or tests.

  • Conduct audits and monitor actions to address identified issues.

  • Drive continuous improvement across key business objectives.

  • Develop and implement process controls.

  • Drive and implement a true quality culture into the organization.

  • Champion the use of Six Sigma in problem solving and work closely with Quality Leader to drive quality process.

  • Lead the customer external quality improvement activities. Review and update Playbooks and work scopes as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical) or Mathematics from an accredited university.

  • At least years of experience in operations/heavy equipment maintenance/quality roles.

  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).

  • Knowledge of English language at least at intermediate level (writing, speaking, listening, reading). Job requires extensive communication in English language.

  • Must have legal authorization to work in Kazakhstan.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Six Sigma or ISO certification will be a plus. Experience in ISO implementation.

  • Technical knowledge of the Wabtec's Evolution series locomotives will be a strong advantage.

  • Ability to work across multiple levels in the organization both inside Wabtec and at customer/partner level.

  • Self-starter.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Legal authorization to work in Kazakhstan


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.