Methods Manager

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.

Job Description:

Responsible for leading team that oversees all aspects of manufacturing processes to support site mission to safely delivery good parts on time. This is an important leadership role responsible for establishing and optimizing manufacturing processes in assembly and machining environments.


  • Lead lean transformation activities to develop or improve product flow.
  • Champion customer focused work environment.
  • Define and maintain manufacturing Bills of Materials and Oracle product routes.
  • Create and update Product Failure Mode and Analysis (PFMEA) to identify and mitigate process risk.
  • Implement and monitor TPM to optimize machine up-time.
  • Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products, or substitute materials.
  • Develop and maintain solutions to improve process safety, quality, delivery, and cost performance.
  • Develop and maintain capital expenditure process for site.
  • Identify and implement new technologies.
  • Identify need for, creation, and maintenance of manufacturing work instructions.
  • Develop employee training plans.
  • Maintain compliance to standards for special processes: Brazing, Crimping, Painting, Torque, and Welding.
  • Develop and present key performance measures for areas of responsibility.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

10 Years working experience in Mechanical Assembly, Machining, and Welding.  Familiar with quality system ISO 9000, Kaizen, lean, 5S, QRQC, etc. Strong sense of responsibility, honest, be able to work independent, highly motivated, team spirit and hard working.  At least 8 years working experience.

  • Working knowledge of methodical problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good oral & written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of process & quality improvement
  • Advanced experience in root cause analysis and corrective action implementation
  • Experienced in project management
  • Demonstrated financial acumen
  • 5 years’ experience in previous leadership role
  • BS in any Engineering Discipline

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AWS D1.1 and IPC620 experience
  • Six-Sigma or Shannin Certification
  • Demonstrated ability to lead lean transformation through use of industry recognized tools
  • Product run-off or new equipment validation (including Gage R&R studies)
  • Electrical Assembly experience
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic and Hydraulic Assembly experience


Per Wabtec guidelines

All WPT employees have the authority & responsibility to stop activity potentially leading to unsafe acts or non-conforming product.

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.)

Standing and Walling Frequently, Squatting, Kneeling lifting 10lbs up to 50lbs, Exposure to H


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.