Quality Engineer

Wabtec Corporation

Grove City, 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: http://www.WabtecCorp.com.

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 Quality Engineer will initially be expected to have full responsibility for the quality of all UX Engines. Ensuring all remanufactured engines are built in accordance with required specifications and requirements.  In addition, this position will be responsible for ensuring cause and corrective actions are identified for internal engine defects as well as escapes.  This position will also support cleanliness requirements and ensure compliance. Please note that this position requires working on-site as an essential function. Specifically, job responsibilities include:

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Primary focus on UX engine assembly.
  • Proactively identify opportunities for continuous improvement related to engine quality and reliability.
  • Perform problem solving, RCA, and implement sustainable solutions.
  • Drive quality assurance/control projects/activities including methods, tools, policies, plans, and deployment.
  • Work with operations team to ensure teardown and requalification processes to eliminate handling damage and ensure all parts repeatably meet cleanliness specifications.
  • Ensure compliance to engineering engine assembly drawings and specifications, improve clarity, resolve conflicts, and/or ambiguity.
  • Ensure engine genealogy is fully complete, accurate, and easily accessible.
  • Validate customer requirements for new Engine DLs are properly translated into drawings, BOM’s, and physically built to customer requirement.
  • Perform proactive Assembly Hall audits to ensure compliance to drawings, specifications, and standard operating procedures.
  • Provide daily quality support for Assembly Hall; Drive timely closure of all Assembly Hall NCMR’s, CAR’s, audit findings, and NON’s related to UX engines.
  • Create and maintain weekly communication plan with management and hourly on engine reliability.
  • Communicate and work closely with the other Grove City site (GRV) test and quality team.
  • Track engine defects escaping to test cells and partners/customers, ensure evaluation of root cause, and follow up on actions to prevent recurrence.
  • Ensure adherence to engine bearing drop frequency requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college or a high school diploma / GED with at least five (5) years of experience in manufacturing.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of manufacturing experience.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Prior engine, auditing, and quality experience.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and RCA skills.
  • Strong data mining and analytic skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously.
  • Customer-focused in defining requirements and establishing priorities.
  • Experience interacting with and directing hourly personnel.
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience performing root cause analysis of defective products.
  • Statistically literate and familiar with Six Sigma quality concepts and tools.
  • Experience manufacturing, remanufacturing, or servicing diesel engines or locomotives.
  • Experience with Reliance, Proficy, Shop Support, eServices, Loco History, i360, and/or other existing Wabtec supply chain quality or operational data sources.
  • Change agent with strong credibility and influence in the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate others and achieve results.
  • Demonstrated commitment for process improvement.
  • Ability to handle diverse activities simultaneously.

Relocation lump sum assistance available for qualified candidate.

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.