Weld Technician 1

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: http://www.WabtecCorp.com.

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.

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Weld Technician 1

This is an hourly union represented position. Local UE 506

Starting wage: $23.97

Position Summary:

Weld Technician is responsible for cutting and joining various types of metals and materials for locomotive components.  You will operate appropriate equipment to construct mechanical structures or parts with a great deal of precision. Your job is important as it delivers the foundation for strong infrastructure of our products. A Weld Technician must be competent in using potentially dangerous equipment while following all safety precautions. The ideal candidate will also have a steady hand and great attention to detail.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Braze, spot weld, ARC, MIG, TIG, submerged ARC, flux core, robotic weld and locomotive weld
  • Make layouts, assemble and weld using fixtures or templates 
  • Able to perform prep, grinding, snagging, and clean-up of welded areas, etc.
  • Read blueprints and scales
  • Perform operations on saw, punch press, etc as required
  • Ability to operate a crane and forklift


Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 5+ years’ experience in welding using ARC, MIG, and flux core processes
  • Must be willing and able to work any shift


  • Welding certification

Functional Requirements:

  • Ability to read and understand complex blueprints/scales/third angle projections
  • Understand math functions including simple math, decimals and fractions
  • Ability to climb repeatedly and work from heights off ladders, platforms, and scaffolds
  • Repeated bending
  • Exposure to constant noise 90 DBA
  • Exposure to fumes/smoke from burning, paint vapors, and dust
  • Prolonged walking/standing
  • Heavy lifting 45+ lbs

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.