Sr. Electrical Engineer

Wabtec Corporation

Buffalo Grove, IL


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.

Summary: Responsible for the application of current electronic Bus (VBI & Ricon) products as well as the design and development of new electrical and electromechanical products. Designs, tests, analyzes and troubleshoots electromechanical systems. Works as an integral part of the Bus Engineering Group.

Essential Competencies, Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Minimum 8 years professional experience in PCBA Hardware Development

  • PCB Layout experience, using Altium or similar

  • Experience with Analog and digital circuit design.

  • Experience with communication protocols, such as CAN (J1939 etc.), RS-232, USB etc.

  • Experience with electrical system architecture and design for embedded systems using microcontrollers

  • Working knowledge of FPGA’s and VHDL

  • Experience with power management (AC/DC, battery power etc.) for low voltage devices

  • Experience with control systems, such as DC motor control and electro-pneumatic systems

  • Prepares electrical wiring diagrams and schematics for system, subsystem and component level product applications

  • Firmware and/or software development experience a plus, may include C/C++/C#

  • Knowledge of electrical test equipment including multimeters, analyzers, loggers, oscilloscopes etc. and their application in testing and troubleshooting circuit designs

  • Ability to debug firmware running on PCBA hardware, using oscilloscope and other lab equipment

  • Troubleshoots and evaluates customer product returns that require engineering review as well as technical analysis and troubleshooting of simple and complex electrical systems in house and in the field.

  • Knowledge of electromechanical component basics and fundamentals of operation (e.g. solenoids, relays, motors etc.)

  • Demonstrates good written and oral communication skills and communicates regularly and effectively with fellow employees, and customers

  • Demonstrates good technical writing skills. Prepares and reviews product requirements documents, field reports and test reports when required.

  • Good working knowledge of MS Office software suit including MS Project.

Secondary Competencies, Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leadership skills to support and assist supervisor and co-workers to meet deadlines

  • Experience implementing wireless solutions for Bluetooth,

  • Designs wire harnesses and routings to satisfy the requirements of mobile environment applications.

  • Prepares electro-mechanical system test procedures for routine / in process production testing as well as new product validation test plans

  • Participates in technical discussions and / or correspondence with customer’s technical liaisons when required to provide product technical information and application assistance

  • Knowledgeable in design of experiments, test set ups and execution. Knowledge of Labview / Data logging is a plus.

  • Applications: Knowledge of customers and models used, Configuration control documents; must develop intimate working knowledge of a wide cross section of Wabtec Bus electrical products.

  • General: Solidworks, Autocad, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Engineering design methodology, Some experience with Project management

  • Education/Experience:

Bachelor's degree (B. S.) in electrical engineering, from four-year college or university; and minimum of 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience in the transit vehicle industry and/or experience with related products is a plus.

Relocation lump sum assistance available if candidate qualifies.

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.