Production Associate

Wabtec Corporation

Greenville, 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.

First shift position - 7:00am - 3:30pm Monday-Friday

This position is located in our small, but growing, manufacturing and overhaul/repair facility located in Greenville. We primarily manufacture and overhaul components for the transit industry (subway and commuter rail). We have been in operation for over 50 years and offer fantastic benefits and stable work environment. Benefits include medical/dental/vision as well as many supplemental options at low rates. Company provided life insurance and short term disability are provided at no cost to employees and our 401k plan provides a 6% company contribution. Benefit coverage begins on day 1! We also provide paid time off after 6 months and 12 paid holidays per year.


Responsible for performing general entry level production activities to include component sorting, packaging, transporting, assembly, and operating machinery to complete job orders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Package components for shipment
  • Basic assembly of components
  • Move material to and from workstation by forklift, hand, cart and crane as required 
  • Work with electrical and mechanical equipment 
  • Maintain equipment as required  
  • Use machinery safely and efficiently
  • Inspect and test completed units
  • Read and interpret work instructions, schematics, blueprints, and drawings
  • Interpret routing instructions.
  • Tag or mark identifying information on parts
  • Grease or lubricate parts as required
  • Adjust and grind down parts if necessary
  • Blast parts as required
  • Inspect parts for flaws and imperfections
  • Measure dimensions
  • Weigh and count parts
  • Perform basic mathematical calculations
  • Follow all housekeeping and safety rules
  • Other duties as required

Education/Work Experience Requirements

  • 0-1 years experience in manufacturing environment; high school or technical school industrial training preferred
  • Ability to obtain forklift license
  • Experience with hand and power tools preferred
  • Basic math and measuring skills
  • Ability to read & interpret drawings & work procedures
  • Ability for critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to work in an enclosed area in an air supplied suit
  • Must be willing to work in team environment
  • Able to work with little supervision, is self-motivated and a self-starter

Physical and Mental Requirements

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.

Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job, for the duration of the work shift, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk and talk or hear; and use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an indoor manufacturing environment.  The employee will work in areas exposed to production activities to include but not limited to production machinery, assembly operations, overhead cranes usage, and forklift traffic.  The employee will be required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to workplace hazards.

Mental Demands: While performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; and interact with other employees, customers and vendors.

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.