R&D Assembler

Wabtec Corporation

Hibbing, MN


Position summary

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Who will you be working with?

L&M Radiator, Inc. is a global designer, manufacturer, and distributor of MESABI cooling and heat transfer solutions that are custom-made for heavy equipment in the mining, oil, gas, construction and heavy industrial industries. We are looking for an individual to join our Research and Development team. The R&D Assembler position will work directly with our R&D team to test, develop, design, and problem solve prototypes, equipment, machines, tools and products. This role may also work with suppliers and other departments within our company such as Maintenance, Assembly, Tubing, Welding, Machine Shop, Paint, and Steel Prep.

How will you make a difference?

As a member of the Research and Development Team, you will be responsible for creating, designing, assembling and testing R&D equipment, heat exchangers and fixtures. This position is designed for someone who is creative, self-motivated, and has strong problem-solving skills. A successful candidate will take initiative, like working independently, have experience using hand and power tools, knowledgeable in a variety of welding and fabrication skills including sheet metal work. This position reports to the R&D Manager on dayshift hours Monday-Friday.

What do we want to know about you?

  • 18 years or older

  • High school diploma or GED with 1 year of work experience.

  • Strong mechanical ability and experience using power tools and forklift when necessary.

  • Creative thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Self- motivation.

What will your typical day look like?

  • Build and test various types of heat exchangers and test fixtures.

  • Build, assemble & test prototype and production machinery.

  • Observe, guide and assist with training.

  • Assist in other areas as needed.

  • Perform work in a safe manner & follow all safety guidelines and procedures.

  • Domestic and international travel possible and could include weekend travel depending on the project.

  • Performs related work or job duties as required by supervisor.

  • Assist with running tests.

What about the physical demands of the job?

  • Wear correct PPE - earplugs, protective eye wear, steel-toed boots, and work provided uniform (gloves and welding equipment when necessary).

  • Lift a minimum of 50lbs.

  • Stand on concrete for 8-10 hours.

  • Work in high heat conditions.

  • Use power tools while standing, twisting, crouching, standing on step ladder, or holding them above your head.

  • Practice and maintain safe work conditions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required for Entry Level:

  • Regular in-person attendance required.

  • Self-motivated and can work both independently and in a team environment.

  • Good at problem solving.

  • Exposed to blueprint reading.

  • Ability to follow basic electrical and pneumatic schematics.

  • Mechanical ability, operate power tools.

  • Read tape measure, calipers, and micrometers.

  • Ability to learn and advance quickly.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English by both written and verbal means and use basic math skills.

  • Must pass a pre-employment physical, drug and background test.

  • Good attention to detail.

  • Welding and fabrication ability, including sheet metal.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Epicor or similar ERP system

  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing, 5S or Six Sigma

  • Microsoft Word

You may also be asked to perform other duties outside of your function or trade, for which adequate training will be provided if necessary.

This role is also eligible for a performance bonus.

More information on offered benefits, which include health, welfare, and retirement, is available at mywabtecbenefits.com.

Wabtec will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the U.S. for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable) and fitness for duty test (as applicable).

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.