Mechanical Design Engineer

Wabtec Corporation

Salem, 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.


  • Manage product development projects within budget and schedule requirements.

  • Develops project objectives by reviewing project proposals and plans.

  • Determines and assigns project responsibilities by identifying project phases and elements.

  • Develops, maintains and manages project schedule, calculating time requirements and sequencing project elements.

  • Create conceptual designs and detailed designs for parts and assemblies, assuring that designs meet customer and regulatory requirements.

  • Confirms product performance by designing, performing and documenting engineering type tests.

  • Specify components and assemblies using 2D drafting and 3D modeling software and text descriptions.

  • Specify bills of material and generate production serial test requirements.

  • Research and select suppliers. Maintain supplier relationships.

  • Maintain and improve existing product lines. Review and judge non-conformances. Evaluate and implement suggestions and requirements from suppliers, customers and manufacturing.

  • Prepare and maintain product literature for distribution to customers.

  • Necessary Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution

  • 5+ years experience working in an engineering product development project management environment

  • 7+ years solid modeling experience; SolidWorks a plus

  • 10+ years design experience

  • Decision making ability and leadership skills

  • Time management and organizational skills

Relocation lump sum assistance available if candidate qualifies.


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.