Wabtec Corporation

Crown Point, IN


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.

Who will you be working with?

Founded in 1987, Precision Turbo and Engine (PTE) is one of the world's foremost manufacturers of high performance, aftermarket turbochargers and supporting equipment. Our manufacturing facility, conveniently located in Northwest Indiana, has been a worldwide supplier of high-performance turbochargers and boost control products that have set the standard for uncompromised quality and unsurpassed performance since the late 1990s. Over the years, we have designed, tested, and manufactured record setting and championship winning turbochargers for all racing organizations, as well as highly regarded Original Equipment Manufacturers from around the world. As we continue to expand our operations and product offerings, we want you to be a part of this journey.

How will you make a difference?

The Machinist is responsible for programming, setting up and operating conventional, special purpose, and numerical control (NC) machines and machining centers to fabricate metallic and nonmetallic parts. This is a Monday through Friday day shift role with some overtime required.

What do we want to know about you?

  • Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school and four years machinist experience; or six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Knowledge of AutoCad/Solidworks software applications, and CNC programming experience.

  • Must be able to read blueprints and have a basic understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

  • Ability to work unsupervised.

  • Ability to make or modify tooling and/or fixturing in order to machine part.

  • Strategic and creative thinking to analyze issues that may arise and create solutions.

  • Ability to write, edit, and troubleshoot programs at the machine control.

  • Possess a mechanical aptitude; ability to use a large variety of hand tools and basic knowledge of power tools, such as grinders, dynafiles, and other deburring, grinding, or sanding equipment.

  • Ability to weld, preferred.

  • Ability to respond positively to feedback and implement change in process and procedures as needed.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • High level interpersonal skills to work effectively with others to meet production demands

  • Strong problem-solving skills and willingness to roll up one's sleeves to get the job done

  • Skilled at working effectively with cross functional teams in a matrix organization

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with Microsoft Excel

  • Ability to learn new computer software programs, such as SAP Business One

What will your typical day look like?

  • Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, and specifications to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished workpiece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements.

  • Measures, marks, and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or workpiece as guides for subsequent machining.

  • Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mills, lathes, and grinders.

  • Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut, or enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.

  • Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine or machine's program as required.

  • Verifies conformance of finished workpiece to specifications and drawings.

  • Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed data.

  • Verifies dimensions and alignment of assembly through the use of calipers, micrometers, depth micrometers, and indicators to verify dimensions to print.

  • Installs machined replacement parts in machines, and equipment, and tests operation of unit to ensure functionality and performance.

  • Operates welding equipment to cut or weld parts.

  • Develops specifications from general description and draws sketch of part or product to be fabricated.

  • Confers with engineers, production personnel, programmers, or others to resolve machining or assembly problems. Works with Material Preparation and Finishing Departments as needed.

  • Updates inventory systems for usage and scrap, and prepares Material Tags for non-conforming parts.

  • Designs and builds tools to efficiently manufacture products

  • Follows all Company personnel policies and process procedures.

What about the physical demands of the job?

  • Employee is regularly required to stand for 4 hours at a time, with minimal breaks.

  • Employee is regularly required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds.

  • Employee is regularly required to operate machinery, including but not limited to CNCs

  • Employee is regularly required to wear safety glasses, ear plugs, steel-toe shoes, and a face mask/covering

  • Employee is required to be on site during scheduled shift to perform daily duties and responsibilities.

  • Requires daily face-to-face interaction with employees on production line.

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

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.