Maintenance Technician

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.

SUMMARY STATEMENT OF WORK PERFORMED:       Utilizes advanced skills in mechanical, electrical, pneumatics, hydraulics, welding and metal working to repair and maintain plant machinery and equipment in compliance with established safety regulations and SOIs.  Functions as lead person on shift rotations supervising M1s, M2s and M3s on shift.

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

  • Utilizes advanced skills to complete any work order assignment

  • Serves as special project point person

  • Utilizes advanced skills to perform boiler and mechanical room operations

  • Performs plant start-ups and plant shutdowns

  • Performs gauge and instrument calibration

  • Utilizes advanced skills for trouble shooting and repair of equipment

  • Maintains critical parts inventory


  • Various hand tools (wrenches, saws, drills, hammers, etc.)
  • Vertical and horizontal band saws
  • Pipe threader (hand and electric)
  • Welder and torch
  • Electric grinders, porto-band saw, rotary drill, magnetic drill, reciprocating saw
  • Radial drill press
  • Pneumatic grinders, saws, impact gun
  • Drain cleaners (electric and gas)
  • Powered industrial trucks and lifts
  • Multi-meter, amp meter for electrical
  • Lap top computer
  • Calibration test equipment


High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent required; two years vocational or one year of technical strongly preferred


Minimum of five (5) years of general maintenance required


  • Working knowledge of machinery and physical plant operations

  • Advanced skill level equivalent to journeyman in electrical, hydraulics, boiler operations, mechanical, pneumatics

  • Certified welder/metal worker

  • Basic electronics

  • Basic skills in PLC

  • Windows XP, Tisoft, Rockwell software

  • Word and Excel software

  • Ability to work without close supervision

  • Ability to solve maintenance-related problems

  • Self motivated, and team oriented

  • Supervisory skills sufficient to function on lead person rotation

  • Willing to work any shift, including weekends, and rotational call-in schedule on holidays

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

  • Occasionally sit, bend, stoop, climb and lift and carry up to 50 lbs. (up to 2 hours/8 hour day)
  • Frequently use hands and fingers to handle; reach with hands and arms; walk; stand; talk and hear (up to 6-hours/8 hours day)


  • Safety glasses, safety shoes and hearing protection are required.
  • The ambient temperature level can exceed 100 degrees in the summer months
  • Occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions year-round
  • Hard hat and safety harness required when operating manlift or working on ladder above 6 ft. from ground
  • Hard hat required if working on floor within 10 ft. of manlift or ladder being used for overhead work
  • Protective gloves required for electrical, gas cutting, welding or working with hot materials

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.