Locomotive Maintenance Technical Advisor - Cumberland, MD

Wabtec Corporation

Cumberland, MD


Position summary

ake 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.

Don't have experience maintaining locomotives? That's ok! We provide in-depth technical training to give our technical advisors the knowledge and expertise needed to be successful.

Who will you be working with?

As a member of Field Services Americas, you will be responsible for helping our customer (CSX) maintain their fleet of GE/Wabtec locomotives through advising, informing, researching, and assisting their mechanical employees. You will be part of a team made up of Wabtec technical and materials experts, all working to ensure our customer's fleet is running at optimal levels.

How will you make a difference?

Our Locomotive Maintenance Technical Advisors are trained subject matter experts in diagnosing and troubleshooting a variety of locomotives. They receive world-class training at our corporate training facility where they become certified in troubleshooting and advising on the maintenance of state-of-the-art locomotive engines.

Multiple levels of training and certification are available to our Locomotive Maintenance Technical Advisors, which provides them with multiple career opportunities within the company as their careers progress. With over 27,000 global employees, Wabtec provides rich career development and growth opportunities for our employees.

What do we want to know about you?

  • Bachelor's Degree

    • Or a 2-year degree with 2 years of professional work experience
    • Or a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of Operations or Military Service
  • Willingness and ability to work various shifts, various days, and work in shop environment

  • A high degree of mechanical and/or electrical aptitude and problem-solving ability

  • Previous related experience is highly preferred, but not required, such as:

    • Designing, troubleshooting, and/or repairing diesel engines
    • Auto repair
    • Aerospace design, manufacturing, or repair
    • Other related experience
  • Ability to complete Wabtec Level 1 Technical Training within prescribed time (normally 18 months from hire date)

  • Proficiency in MS office applications

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Validated analytical and quality improvement ability

  • Ability to interface at all levels of the organization, both internally and externally

  • The ability to maintain reliable and predictable attendance

  • A high level of dependability, a great attitude, and an ability to work well with a team towards achieving a common goal

What will your typical day look like?

  • Provide clear communication and technical guidance to railroad employees and management to include troubleshooting, material assistance, tooling and / or locomotive status, safety procedures, productivity and process improvements, and contract requirement clarification.

  • Coordinate and provide instruction on key programs and procedures related to locomotive maintenance and modifications.

  • Provide technical mentorship to teams, including troubleshooting, material handling, tooling, safety procedures, and contract requirement clarification

  • Provide clear communication to employees, customer management, and Wabtec management on work to be performed, equipment status, efficiency, and process improvements.

  • Partner with teams to promote, maintain, and drive continuous improvement in safe work practices while supervising productivity, quality assurance, and adherence to contract requirements

  • Ensure compliance with all governmental regulations, OSHA work practices, and industry / site specific work rules

  • Work with employees and management on establishing production plans for labor, material, and logistics

  • Work with various software systems to run material, labor plans, and other systemic requirements

  • All other duties as required

What about the physical demands of the job?

  • Standing for long periods of time

  • Walking throughout the day

  • Walking up and down stairs

  • Climbing on/off of locomotives

  • Fitting into small or tight spaces if/when needed

  • Wearing all required personal protective gear (hardhat, steel toe boots, ear plugs, eye protection) throughout the day

  • Speaking and hearing

  • Typing and operating a computer

  • Working overnight shifts and multiple days in a row, as required

  • You may also be asked to perform other duties outside of your function or trade, for which adequate training will be provided if necessary.

Relocation assistance may be provided if eligibility requirements are met.

Wabtec will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the U.S. for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable) and fitness for duty test (as applicable).

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.