Process Control Technician

Wabtec Corporation

Maxton, NC


Position summary

ake 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.

Who will you be working with?

Railroad Friction Products Corporation designs and manufactures Cobra high-friction and low-friction composition brake shoes, specialty shoes, and disc brake linings for freight, locomotive and transit vehicles.

How will you make a difference?

As a member of the Railroad Friction Products group/division, you will conduct process control audits of production facilities assuring company standards are maintained and product integrity is preserved by utilizing in-depth knowledge of company products and programs as well as working with team members within the Quality Assurance Department. Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

What do we want to know about you?

  • High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED); or five (5) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Three (3) years of prior process control/quality assurance experience (or similar job) in a manufacturing environment.

  • Use of calipers, micrometers, height gages, rheometer, and other similar equipment/tools.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as drawings, diagrams, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and interpret calculations.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Ability to function independently in a multi-task environment and as a team player.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes, Oracle and statistical software.

What will your typical day look like?

  • Follow all company established safety and employment rules.

  • Understand and apply LEAN methodologies and tools during daily functions.

  • Examine material or product for defects and verify specified dimensions of product.

  • Verify correct process parameters and standard work are being followed within facility operations.

  • Select products for test at specified stages in production process, and test for variety of qualities such as dimensions, performance, and mechanical characteristics.

  • Reject defective parts, and properly quarantine parts to prevent un-intentional use.

  • Operate any diagnostic equipment needed to perform job.

  • Calibration support of instruments and gages

  • Input data of quality test results and/or reports into computer.

  • Train production personnel for molding, mixing or plate prep certification.

  • Cross-Train on all Process Control/Quality Assurance functions.

  • Maintain 7S Area of responsibility.

  • Regular on-site attendance is required.

  • Other duties may be assigned.

What about the physical demands of the job?
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. You may also be asked to perform other duties outside of your function or trade, for which adequate training will be provided if necessary.

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, lift, climb, reach, bend, stoop, kneel, and crouch.

  • Frequently required to reach with hands and arms above shoulder heights, below the waist and/or lift.

  • Frequently required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 80 pounds.

  • Frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and extreme heat (non-weather).

  • Occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.

Wabtec will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the U.S. for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable) and fitness for duty test (as applicable).

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.