Materials Management Specialist

Wabtec Corporation



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.

Materials Management Specialist – CN Service – Winnipeg (CN TRANSCONA LRC Shop)

LOCATION: WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada

The Material Management Specialist will ensure processes are identified, developed and executed in a manner that will meet the operational goals.  The candidate must be a self-starter with a proven record of being a change agent since you will be responsible for work that is less defined in scope.  You will need utilize situational leadership abilities and experience to execute business objectives that make a positive impact on our short-term and long-term business goals.  You will assist technical, reliability and other materials teams on all matters related to the material operation including customer interaction as it relates to LHFM commitments and OTC sales.

In addition, you will:

  • Support all aspects of warehousing and material management including fulfillment, transactional quality, inventory accuracy, productivity, and logistics

  • Support and be the key contact for all aspects of warehouse operations, including site services, and implementing necessary upgrades

  • Ensure operational excellence through all phases of material movement and storage

  • Responsible for inventory management, including preparing for Physical Inventory Audits

  • Lead a diverse and remote team of materials specialists focused on the fulfillment of material for both service contracts and parts sales

  • Execute all materials fulfillment metrics, including LHFM, In-Transits, Due From, Cycle Counts, & Shopping’s.

  • Meet customer satisfaction rating through advanced planning and create ability to expedite shipments as required to meet deadlines

  • Lead efforts to update and streamline stand work practices

  • Manage expediting of shipments and delivery of vendor repair material in order to meet service center schedules

  • Maintain the highest level of integrity and ethics in all dealings with internal customers and outside suppliers

  • Travel required up to 25% of the time

  • Must be willing to work flex schedule, weekends, off-shifts, holidays, and OT

  • Manage weekly schedule of Material Specialists

  • Manage cross training for Material’s team

  • Ensure the onboarding of new employees and support training

Actively involved with the results of changes to the inventory plan/forecast, including part number supersedure, relabeling shelves, etc.

Actively involved in prevention of excess inventory and stock outs while maintaining inventory stocking levels.

Work with all levels of personnel (hourly, supervisory, and general foreperson) in resolving issues, tracking material availability, and advising on material usage.

Responsible for movement of material to and from warehouse.

Responsible for assisting Operations Team with material requesting and Service Sheet management.


Assist shop craft with RX/Tech related issues. Update work plans, reviewing defects, fault logs and component changeout information.

Assist other locations in other parts of Winnipeg and other sites in Manitoba where the customer brings locomotives for servicing and repairs.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited College or University (or High School Diploma/GED with a minimum 4 years of experience in a materials management or operations position)

  • Ability and willingness to lift approximately 35 lbs. regularly.

  • Ability and willingness to work in a fluid 24/7 shop environment, including any shift and all-weather conditions

  • Must possess sufficient skills to perform basic mathematical calculations

  • Must have knowledge of traffic codes and regulations

  • Must have ability to work in heavy shop environment

  • Strong computer skills

  • Possess good communication skills

Desired Characteristics: 

  • Strong analytical and influencing skills

  • Proven project management skills with the ability to work across functional boundaries and all levels of management

  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to effectively communicate with production, engineering, customer service, sales, and external customers

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Experience in the Railroad Industry

  • Experience operating motorized industrial vehicle and equipment

  • Experienced in MS Office Suite: Outlook, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Teams.

  • Experience in Oracle/SAP or other inventory control systems

  • Understanding of DOT/TDG Shipping Course Certification


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.