Product Quality Controls Specialist

Wabtec Corporation

Erie, PA


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.

Relocation assistance may be provided if eligibility requirements are met.

The Product Quality Specialist for controls is responsible for the reliability growth of the mining control equipment, including but not limited to power electronics, control electronics, harnessing, cabling, light fabrications. The role will have daily interface with the customer, manufacturing, quality, engineering, and field service teams. The Product Quality Specialist will lead projects and initiatives with broad scope and high impact to the business that are aimed at improving product reliability. In this role you will be responsible for giving technical and program leadership on major and complex assignments with long-term business implications, manage complex issues within, and contribute to the overall business strategy.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical & program leadership for cross functional team to complete reliability growth projects
  • Provide technical support and guidance to manufacturing throughout fabrication, assembly and test processes.
  • Support field issue resolution with cross functional team.
  • Identify quality issues and engage quality leadership to determine root cause and drive resolution
  • Manufacturing Instruction Development Support and Review
  • Support and coordinate with interfacing organizations such as manufacturing, sourcing, services, and global engineering
  • Communicate progress to all levels of the organization
  • Mentor and develop less experienced personnel


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or related Engineering field
  • Minimum 5 years experience in high voltage controls systems and electronics, and quality control
  • Propulsion and mining experience preferred
  • Broad knowledge in electronics design and tradeoffs
  • Broad knowledge of manufacturing processes & procedures
  • Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification or other equivalent quality certification preferred
  • Strong electrical/controls  background
  • Ability to drive projects to completion
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to interface effectively with all levels of the organization and external customer


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.