Maintenance Metal Worker

Wabtec Corporation

Erie, 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.

This is an hourly union represented position. Local UE 506

Starting wage is $23.97 per hour and $1.00 per hour shift differential for off-shift schedule.

The wage is subject a 10 year progression schedule providing yearly increases until the top wage is met:

Hiring Rate  $ 23.97

After 1 Year  $ 24.45 After 6 Years  $ 29.18

After 2 Years  $ 25.01 After 7 Years  $ 30.72

After 3 Years  $ 25.71 After 8 Years  $ 32.50

After 4 Years  $  26.72 After 9 Years  $ 34.55

After 5 Years  $  27.84 After 10 Years $ 36.88

Position Summary:

Layout, development and fabrication of various piping and structural iron and sheet metal, including weld and flame burn repair.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Fabricate, erect and rig iron work, sheet metal and pipe from blueprints

  • Troubleshoot and maintain steam, water, gas, hydraulic, sprinkler systems

  • Repair pipes for leak free seam

  • Work as a team to solve problems, plan and execute jobs accordingly


Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • 3+ years manufacturing experience

  • 2+ years of mechanical repair experience

  • Ability to weld - Stick, MIG, TIG and Flux Core

  • Ability to read complex blueprints

  • Ability to understand complex math functions including decimals and fractions

  • Must be willing and able to work any shift


  • Associate degree in Mechanic and Repair Technologies

  • Weld Certificate

  • Self-directed individual

Functional Requirements:

  • Ability to climb repeatedly and work from heights off ladders, platforms and scaffolds

  • Repeated bending, reaching above head, climbing and kneeling

  • Repeated straight pulling and pushing

  • Prolonged standing and walking

  • Walking on slippery or uneven surfaces

  • Exposure to constant noise 90 DBA

  • Able to distinguish basic colors

  • Exposure to fumes/smoke from burning, paint vapors, and dust

  • Moderate to heavy lifting up to 45+ lbs

  • Must be willing to work in tobacco-free environment

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.