Test Development Engineer

Wabtec Corporation

Erie, PA

#R0081453

Position summary

ake 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.

It's not just about your career or job title... It's about who you are and the impact you will make on the world. Because whether it's for each other or our customers, we put People First. When our people come together, we Expand the Possible and continuously look for ways to improve what we create and how we do it. If you are constantly striving to grow, you're in good company. We are revolutionizing the way the world moves for future generations, and we want someone who is ready to move with us.

Who are we?

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions, and value-added services for freight and transit rail as well as the mining, marine, and industrial markets. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation, and Faiveley Transport, the company has grown to become One Wabtec, with 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 and unlocks our customers' potential by delivering innovative and lasting transportation solutions that move and improve the world. We are lifelong learners obsessed with making things better to drive exceptional results. Wabtec has approximately 27K employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit our website to learn more!

Who will you be working with?

The Test Development Engineer is to provide an interface between manufacturing, quality and related engineering groups to maintain control of production test and repair facilities, solve technical problems, and develop/improve test solutions. The primary task is to provide technical solutions for Sub-System test areas, test maintenance, and test area personnel. In this role, you will develop and integrate processes that meet business needs across the organization and manage and develop testing solutions within the functional areas of ownership/expertise. You will also be involved in long-term planning and contribute to the overall business strategy with a focus on improving testing strategies, coordinating requirements, test development, quality, and engineering.

How will you make a difference?

As a member of the Test Development Engineering Group, you will be responsible for efficient Operations and Continuous Improvement of the Propulsion, Battery, and Control Engineering Lab Facilities and Test Cells/Stands.

What do we want to know about you?

Required Characteristics:

  • A.S. Degree in Engineering or Technical Discipline with at least six years related experience

  • B.S. Degree in Engineering or Technical Discipline

  • Experience specifically in electrical or elctromechanical assembly and test

  • Test stand development involving instrumentation and programming

  • Familiarity with production test development applications and processes

Desired Characteristics:

  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology

  • 2+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment

  • 2+ years of related systems or subsystems test of OHV, Locomotive, & Control Manufacturing

  • Possess programming skills as applied to automated test and instrument control

  • Proven ability to troubleshoot complex system, subsystem, and component level issues

  • Strong background in the interpretation of engineering drawings, specifications, and electrical assembly manufacturing processes

  • Proficiency in NI LabVIEW, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Visio

  • Experience using Wilmor harnessing system

  • Demonstrated experience with system and sub-system level integrity, hipot, and functional testing integrating power and control electronic assemblies

  • Proven ability to research and resolve programs from historic design records

  • Ability to work in a matrix organization across different channels and cultures

  • Results oriented and self-motivated with an adaptable attitude to become an interchangeable team member

  • Strong project management skills

  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills often involving internal and external engineering, quality, and supplier issues

  • Demonstrated commitment for process improvement

  • Experience working safely with high voltage/current test systems

What will your typical day look like?

  • Interface with Engineering and Manufacturing to develop and/or improve manufacturing testing equipment from development through validation

  • Provide ongoing technical support to test personnel and operational management to help them successfully complete the required tasks

  • Provide global support to business priorities with the development, documentation, and training of testers

  • Planning, designing, assembling, ad commissioning of new test systems

  • Modifying software and/or hardware on existing systems, develop software and/or hardware on new systems, and managing data to a database

  • Accurate documentation of all test procedures, specifications, design documents, and training and support of test operators and technicians

  • Driving continuous improvement, design, and expansion of the test systems to support growth of the business and new product introduction

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

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

Relocation assistance may be provided if eligibility requirements are met.

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).

Our Commitment to Embrace Diversity:

Wabtec is a global company that invests not just in our products, but also our people by embracing diversity and inclusion. We care about our relationships with our employees and take pride in celebrating the variety of experiences, expertise, and backgrounds that bring us together. At Wabtec, we aspire to create a place where we all belong and where diversity is welcomed and appreciated.

To fulfill that commitment, we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity, and inclusion. We aim to employ the world's brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We have created a space where everyone is given the opportunity to contribute based on their individual experiences and perspectives and recognize that these differences and diverse perspectives make us better.

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.

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.