Wabtec Corporation

Oak Creek, WI


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.


The Test Engineer II will be responsible for the test and validation of engineering designs. They will create and manage a testing plan to validate new equipment. Job task typically involve working closely with engineering to accurately define tests including procedure, acceptance criteria and developing any fixturing or test stands as necessary. Determine how to best collect data during test, analyzing and interpreting the results, then sharing findings with the engineering team in a clear and concise format. Duties will also include leading field testing, collecting quantitative and qualitative data, tracking performance targets. As field testing lead, become a technical expert to provide direction as well as hands on troubleshooting and repair of units under test. Typical areas requiring troubleshooting expertise would be hydraulics, electrical, CAN, structural, mechanical and engine.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Create and manage test plans

  • Write test procedures, execute tests, and document results using photos, tabular and graphical representations of data, reference materials, and clear explanation of results.

  • Provide expertise on instrumentation, data collection and DoE

  • Provide direction to R&D Technicians, as well as hands on involvement in the setup and execution of tests.

  • Communicate results with others effectively, both verbally and in writing via formal technical reports

  • Analyze data, applying statistical problem-solving techniques.

  • Collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative machine performance data during field test

  • Maintain detailed records of machine performance and field conditions, during field test

  • Identify and document performance trends, working closely with engineering to make improvements to reliability, durability, and efficiency.

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot problems with test equipment or units under test

  • Provide detailed information regarding field component failures and work with design engineers to determine root cause and implement corrective actions

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (mechanical or electrical preferred)

  • 2+ years of experience in a relevant field

  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve equipment problems

  • Requires high electrical aptitude

  • Requires mechanical aptitude

  • Travel up to 25%

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience with hydraulic and electronic control systems

  • Railroad industry experience is a plus

  • Experience with data acquisition and test equipment preferred

  • Experience with c++, Rstudio, and Arduino is a plus

  • Experience with DFSS or DMAIC is a plus

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects at deadlines at one time

  • Strong analytical mindset and skills

  • High degree of computer fluency

  • Read and interpret drawings, charts, schematics, and product specifications

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, customers, suppliers and the public.

  • Ability to successfully work in an environment with diverse personalities and build strong customer relationships.

*This role can be permitted to work with a Hybrid Schedule. Expectations are to work remotely 2 days per week. Onsite days are expected 3 days per week.

*Relocation assistance may be available to those who qualify


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.