Machine Operator II-

Wabtec Corporation

Wytheville, VA


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.

We are the doers. The leaders. The makers. Our teams are hungry to make history, acting with integrity to relentlessly improve people’s lives. It’s time to stop dreaming about the future; let’s build it together.

If you are interested in joining our Talent Community, please share your resume with us. When a position that matches your qualifications becomes available it’s that much easier to connect!

$18.82/ hr. $1/hr shift premium $1000 Sign on Bonus

2nd and 3rd shift openings Overtime required every other Saturday required.

SUMMARY STATEMENT OF WORK PERFORMED:       Sets up and operates compression presses to produce molded parts in compliance with established safety regulations and SOIs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS of the job follow.  Management may assign other duties and responsibilities as necessary.

  • Sprays mold with lube as required
  • Operates compression presses
  • Assembles and weighs preps according to molding specification
  • Loads prep into mold per molding specification
  • Closes mold and begins cure cycle
  • Unloads cured parts
  • Visually inspects parts for defects according to inspection standard
  • Trims, inspects and packs as required in finishing specifications
  • Records required information on reports


  • Compression presses
  • Molds      
  • Hoist
  • Spray guns
  • Air hose
  • Various hand tools (scissors, awls, wrenches, brass hand tools, knives)


  • Rubber compounds
  • Fabric
  • Lube
  • Inserts
  • Cured parts
  • Tape
  • Cardboard cartons
  • Bags


High School Diploma/GED preferred




  • Ability to read and comprehend SOIs, safety regulations and inspection standards
  • Ability to run multiple presses with different processes

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is required to

  • Continuously walk, stand, hear (more than 6 hours/8 hour workday)
  • Frequently talk; use hands and fingers to handle; reach with hands and arms (up to 6 hours/8 hour workday)
  • Occasionally lift up to 50 lbs. (less than 2 hours/8 hour workday)


  • Safety shoes, safety glasses and hearing protection are required.
  • Heat resistant gloves required on certain jobs
  • The ambient temperature in the work environment during the summer months can exceed 100 degrees.
  • Exposed to extreme surface temperature on molds

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.