Manufacturing Engineer

Wabtec Corporation

Duncan, SC


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.


The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for ensuring that the Machine Shop runs productively and proficiently through new and old processes to meet needs of the organization. This includes pushing shop projects, processes, and productivity.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops, evaluates, improves and documents manufacturing methods.
  • Interprets engineering drawings and specifications, develops, and documents work instructions to implement into manufacturing.
  • Establish product cycle times, resource requirements, and related costs to provide information to aid in management decisions, such as capacity and productivity.
  • Confers with planning and design staff concerning product design and tooling to ensure efficient mistake proof production methods.
  • Complies with health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Supports company Core Values.
  • Confers with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.
  • Develop and implement cost reduction plans.
  • Develop, implement and train manufacturing personnel in manufacturing procedures.
  • Establish process/product capability and strive for continuous improvement.
  • Analyze data from field failures, customer returns and failures within manufacturing. Recommend and implement design or process changes to resolve root cause failures.
  • Determine disposition of non-conforming materials and assemblies.
  • Analyze and plan work force utilization, space requirements, workflow, and design layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
  • Work with production teams to achieve production schedules.

Minimum Qualifications_:_

  • Engineering Technology degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering or related engineering degree. Ten years experience would be accepted
  • Two plus years manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Solid modeling experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude preferred.
  • Strong lean manufacturing and Kaizen skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire others.
  • Ability to travel when needed, minimal.
  • Five years’ experience working with robotics. This includes troubleshooting and crash recoveries.
  • Ten years’ experience working with all types of CNC machines. i.e., vertical lathes, Lathes, horizontal machines, vertical machines, and CMMs.
  • Ability to write and understand G&M code
  • Ability to program multi-axis and five-axis machines
  • Ability to setup and operate multi-axis and five-axis machines.
  • Ability to teach others how to operate and program five-axis and Multi- axis machines.

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have the ability to learn and develop others
  • Requires the ability to work without supervision
  • Must be able to read Micrometer, Blue Prints, and Calipers


All WPT employees have the authority to stop the process they are performing, should the process become unsafe or the outputs nonconforming.

Physical Demands: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Employee is regularly required to talk, hear and have daily face-to-face interaction with other employees.
  • Employee is constantly required to stand for 10 hours at a time, with minimal breaks.
  • Employee is constantly required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds.
  • Employee is frequently required to walk, bend, reach outward, and handle materials and tools.
  • Employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, squat and/or kneel.
  • Employee is regularly required to see and observe small handwriting, labels, and components.
  • Employee is occasionally required to climb.
  • Employee is required to operate heavy machinery including cranes.
  • Employee is required to wear safety glasses, steel/composite toe shoes and hearing protection
  • The position requires the employee to be on-site during scheduled shift to perform daily duties and responsibilities.

Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.)

  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled manufacturing environment and occasionally exposed to cold or hot weather conditions. Frequently exposed to load noises and occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals.

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.