Summer 2023 Operations Internship

Wabtec Corporation

Erie, 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:

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.

We are looking for students who want to move and improve the world! If you have interests in the areas of manufacturing, sustainability, LEAN, 6sigma, supply chain, logistics, materials, testing, services, sourcing, leadership/supervision, additive manufacturing and more., you can gain real work experience with our products in the Locomotive, Transit, Mining & Marine Propulsion systems businesses.

Our 10-12 week Summer Internship Program encourages college students to explore their professional interests while working on real business projects. Our program goal is to bring your academic topics to life, give you an opportunity to see what job opportunities are possible and prepare each student for a potential full-time position after graduation in one of our challenging leadership programs or direct hire roles.

In addition to your role, you will have opportunities for professional, training and social activities throughout the experience that provide a valuable network with your Intern peers all the way up to Senior leaders.

Requirements – We are looking for YOU if you have:

  • Completed at least one year of college (Rising Sophomore).
  • Are enrolled in an a four your degree for Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Environmental Health & Safety, Systems Engineering & other related technical degrees.
  • If you have and maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale after completing full year of college.
  • Open to applicants legally authorized to work in the U.S., without the need for current or future work status authorization or visa sponsorship for employment.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong initiative with the ability to work independently and in teams.
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership roles.
  • Strong desire to learn and develop in engineering, supply chain or manufacturing roles to supplement classroom learning.
  • Ability to communicate technical aptitude, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective communication & interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work for a minimum of 10 weeks (maximum of 12).
  • Willingness to take roles at one of our many Wabtec locations, Some assignments could require occasional travel.


Interns have the opportunity to work at one of our US sites.  Possible sites may include Erie, Grove City & Pittsburgh, PA, Cleveland, OH, Fort Worth, TX, Kansas City, MO, Germantown, MD, Greenville & Duncan, SC, Salem, VA, Cedar Rapids IA & Chicago, IL but other locations may be available.

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.