Quality Incoming Inspection

Wabtec Corporation

Germantown, MD


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.

Job Summary:

Maintains quality standards by approving incoming materials received from vendors; and rejecting and returning unacceptable materials subject to work-in-process rejections

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Read and interpret specifications and part prints, perform inspection and some testing of incoming material prior to release to stock.
  • Perform the activities required to move Inspection Travelers through the Incoming Inspection Department:
    • Verify Traveler count and Part Number(s);
    • Perform Inspections defined by CLAM information;
    • Interface with Vendor Quality, Manufacturing or Design Engineers as needed to execute adequate inspection;
    • Perform Oracle Transactions necessary to move parts into Stockroom
  • Provide detailed reports of non-conforming material delivered from outside vendors and the shop floor.
  • Perform the activities required to process rejected material:
    • Inspect rejected part
    • Research defect and potential root cause; inspect material on hand for additional defects
    • Document inspection results by completing reports and logs and inputting data into quality database
    • Quarantine and hold material pending disposition
    • Ensure calibration and maintenance has been performed on inspection tools and equipment
    • Follow all clean-up and housekeeping procedures. Comply with all quality, safety, and departmental procedures


  • High school graduate.
  • Good knowledge of inspection tools and gauges – ruler, caliper, gauges, micrometer, etc.
  • Familiarity with the use of desktop computers.
  • Ability to communicate, oral and written, clearly in English
  • Ability to Analyze Information and Report Research Results
  • Experience with Production Processes and Manufacturing Methods for Complex Cable Assemblies, Fabricated Metal Parts and Printed Circuit Assemblies


  • Familiarity with the use of MS Word, Excel, Access, etc.
  • Experience and training in Kaizen, 6 Sigma and Lean Principles
  • Experience with IPC-610, IPC-600 and IPC-620
  • Good working knowledge and experience with pneumatics assembly and test
  • A background in production or prior military experience in the electronics field

Physical Demands:

  • Employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
  • Employee is regularly required to stand for 1 hour at a time, with minimal breaks.
  • Employee is regularly required to lift and/or move up to 15 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds.
  • Employee is regularly required to see and observe small handwriting, labels, and components.
  • Employee is required to be on-site during scheduled shift to perform daily duties and responsibilities.
  • Requires daily face-to-face interaction with employees.

Work Environment:

  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled warehouse environment.  Is occasionally exposed to loud noise.

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.