Machine 1 Operator

Wabtec Corporation

Grove City, 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:

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.

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Job Description

Wabtec employees at the Grove City location operate in a team environment in the heavy industrial field of diesel locomotive engine maintenance.  The machine 1 operator role requires detail-oriented individuals with a focus on safety, who can perform high quality work in various machine operations.  Our customers are reliant upon our engines to achieve a 20+ year lifespan. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Move and distribute parts, materials and assemblies using cranes, jitneys and/or other company vehicles
  • Operate metal removal machines, both manual and https://N.C. controlled
  • Use inspection gauges
  • Perform machine set-ups, grind tools, and simple related assembly work
  • Inspect piece parts
  • Use all related hand tools
  • Perform preventative maintenance and related minor maintenance
  • Responsible for the quality of work performed, from prescribed methods, quality and planning instruction in oral and/or written form
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma, GED or GED equivalent, or minimum of 8 years of experience
  • Must pass background check and drug screen
  • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment (Example: safety glasses, gloves, earplugs and steel-toed boots)
  • Must be able to work in a tobacco free environment
  • Ability to work occasional weekends as necessary
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States of America

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior manufacturing experience
  • 1 year of machine operating experience or specialized education
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing concepts
  • Knowledge of basic hand tools
  • Automotive or mechanical experience
  • Experience in the operation of overhead cranes and safe lifting procedures
  • Prior forklift operation experience

$1000 bonus after 90 days employment

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.