Quality Technical Advisor

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.

Role Summary/Purpose

The Quality Technical Adviser (QTA) will demonstrate leadership and technical proficiency in identifying and developing strategies to meet quality objectives (e.g., ensure compliance to drawings and specifications, reduce defects and associated scrap, improve productivity) for assigned product line(s). 

Essential Responsibilities

In this role you will utilize your experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and work to achieve short-term and some long-term business goals.  In addition, you will:

  • Prioritize and implement multiple concurrent process improvement projects, alone or as part of a multifunctional team, to improve quality and/or productivity.
  • Analyze production limitations, then develop, implement, and evaluate quality assurance process sampling systems, procedures, and statistical techniques to track the progress of improvement efforts.
  • Oversee evaluation of test equipment, precision measurements, accuracy measurements, and performance testing.
  • Work with Material Review Board to disposition nonconforming material and devise remediation actions.
  • Work with New Product development teams to approve new production/services used in product realization.
  • Work with Supplier Quality and Manufacturing Engineering to resolve quality issues related to existing suppliers and new suppliers.
  • Conduct and receive training on quality assurance concepts and tools.
  • Perform audits of operations for compliance to quality requirements.
  • Work with Material Review Board/Manufacturing to ensure welding sequence, machine settings and tools required meet drawing requirements
  • Collect, organize, monitor, and distribute information for the Company and to customers /suppliers related to product quality and process improvement.
  • Specify, develop, and accept advanced technology, quality information, and test equipment
  • Provide advanced Quality Engineering of new product introduction involving new processes or advanced automated equipment.
  • Act as consultant (recognized authority) to the Quality, Manufacturing, and Engineering organizations to improve Quality and Manufacturing processes, introduce new products, and improve product design.
  • Manage organization’s cost superiority and investment program and compile and report designated measurements on quality and cost.


Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university (or a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 5 years of quality and/or manufacturing experience).

Desired Characteristics

  • Prior experience in areas of Quality assurance such as; New Product Introduction, DOE, incoming material control, process control, systems performance, product evaluation, MSA, metrology, automated testing, and software.
  • Ability to conduct internal and external quality audits to recognize improvement opportunities.
  • Ability to work with stakeholders to identify and implement effective CA / PA plans.
  • Six Sigma training/certification, or equivalent Quality training.
  • Proficiency with programs such as Excel, Minitab, SAS, Access.
  • Ability to apply statistical methods to analysis of Engineering problems.
  • Ability to comprehend technical documentation.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Eligibility Requirements:

Willingness and ability to be on call and work off-shift hours (Primary work hours are 1st shift)

Wabtec will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Relocation may be available for eligible candidates.

Located just an hour from Pittsburgh & less than 2 hours from Cleveland & Lake Erie, Grove City has an active community supporting downtown revitalization projects which will foster continued economic development & quality of life. Spend a day at one of the top 20 Outlet Centers in the US, take a short drive to see the Pittsburgh Steelers, or go boating on Lake Erie!


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.