Mechanical Engineer

Wabtec Corporation

Kansas City, MO


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 Mobile Materials Handling business in Nordco (a Wabtec Company), a customer focused business utilizing continuous improvement and creative thinking to foster a culture of exceeding customers’ expectations, is looking for a Mechanical Engineer.

This position will focus on the design, implementation, and troubleshooting of Material Handling Equipment. The product utilizes the use of hydraulic/pneumatic/electronic controls, power transmission systems and structural machine elements for mobile equipment. Projects range from the component level through fully integrated system design and sub-system interaction. This person will be responsible for supporting key aspects of equipment start-up, testing and validation, and also implementation at customer locations, while ensuring that standards of ethics and trust are followed and enforced.


Director of Engineering


Innovation – 20% – 40%

  • Collaborate with Product Development team to design and develop new products and improve existing products utilizing DFM, DFA, and value engineering
  • Perform the development, testing, and validation of the product design and components through testing and analysis (Test Lab, DOE)
  • Coordinate with engineering project team to problem solve and design. This includes detail-oriented and analytical report out. Success comes from organization, dependability, being a good team player as well as an independent contributor.
  • Integrate mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, electronic, and/or pneumatic system design with components. Responsible for specifying cost effective and reliable hydraulic, electrical, and/or pneumatic components and systems that meet machine and customer requirements.
  • Utilize background knowledge of mobile equipment powertrain, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical components and systems to solve problems.
  • Produce detailed 3D assemblies and assembly drawings of designs including 3D models of structural weldments, component assembly, and routing of hose, pipe, and tubing
  • Efficiently use Solidworks, Autodesk AutoCAD, or similar CAD software to design hydraulic, electronic and/or pneumatic schematics. Required to adapt with suppliers as new technologies are developed. Ensure supplier components meet current and future needs.
  • Travel to customer locations for system start up, troubleshooting, and training up to 10% of the time.

Product Support – 20% - 40%

  • Use root cause analysis to drive permanent corrective actions.
  • Coordinate with and consult assembly, production, and service personnel to resolve design, manufacturing, or assembly issues.
  • Interact directly with customers as new products are being developed to ensure complete customer satisfaction. Customers often include maintenance personnel and internal service teams that help resolve product issues.
  • Provide detailed product support for existing products.
  • Work with internal personnel and external suppliers to continuously improve cost and simplicity of the product.

General – less than 20%

  • Perform assigned duties and assist in supporting personnel toward the achievement of department and company objectives.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical degree from an ABET accredited program.
  • Preferred – Master’s Degree
  • Preferred – Professional Engineer


  • Mechanical systems as it relates to heavy machinery

Technical Skills

  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • CAD design of mechanical systems
  • Data Analysis

Behavioral Attributes

  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision and good decision making.
  • Sense of urgency.
  • Ability to work across all levels of the organization
  • Results driven
  • Strategic focus
  • High level of integrity


  • Less than 10%

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.