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.
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This is an hourly union represented position. Local UE 506
Starting wage: $24.62
The Locomotive/Engine Test Technician is responsible for the testing and diagnostics of all electrical and mechanical systems on a locomotive and locomotive sub-assemblies including, but not limited to, complicated circuits, electrical measurements, air brake systems, diesel engines and interactions between all systems.
Diagnose, adjust, troubleshoot and repair all defects found during testing
Conduct track testing of all types of locomotives and be expected to follow all rules pertaining to the operation of a locomotive
Calculate and record data; data may have to be compiled into test reports for record keeping
Use set ups and special instrumentation required to determine parts performance and systems characteristics
Commissioning and troubleshooting light rail vehicles, locomotives and/or coaches
Perform, with the use of mechanical drawings, schematics and location circuit plans, electrical and mechanical repairs of various components
Use laptops with subsystem software to troubleshoot and test electrical, hydraulic and/or pneumatic systems
Diagnose electrical malfunctions in passenger rail control circuits and components, assess the nature of problems, and identify corrective action needed
Read, interpret and understand written or electronic information, maintain the information, and compile reports
Understand and follow company and industry safety rules, practices, and procedures.
High school diploma or GED
5+ years’ experience in electrical and mechanical diagnostics
Knowledge of AC / DC theory, Digital Electronics, and Fiber Optics
Knowledge and/or training in Pneumatic Air Systems
Must be willing and able to work any shift
Must be willing to work in tobacco/smoke free environment
Understanding and ability to work with complicated electrical schematics, verbal instructions, and / or drawings
Ability to meet physical / safety standards for test track operations on all types of Locomotives
Ability to properly use and care for assigned tools and equipment
Ability to adhere to standards and do a quality job in a safe and timely manner
Ability to perform multiple tasks in any combination / concentration in Quality, Safety, Environmental, Lean, and HPWT philosophies
Understand math functions including simple math, decimals and fractions
Ability to climb repeatedly and work from heights off ladders, platforms, and scaffolds
Exposure to constant noise 90 DBA
Exposure to fumes/smoke from burning, paint vapors, and dust
Heavy lifting 45+ lbs
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