Wabtec Corporation

Cambridge, Canada


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.

Business Overview:

At Pride Bodies Ltd., we offer custom design and fabrication of utility, service, construction and other custom truck bodies. 

Welder Overview:

  • Apply safe automotive/manufacturing work practices and become familiar with equipment (saw, drill press, iron worker, welding machine)
  • Perform a wide variety of tasks that require stamina and an eagerness to learn on the job;
  • Understand instructions and carry them out efficiently within the given deadline.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Set up and maintain shop tools and equipment; learn to set up and maintain new tools and equipment as required;
  • Use overhead and gantry cranes efficiently and safely and exhibit safe rigging practices;
  • Read and understand shop drawings to enable independent work;
  • Must be able to read tape measure correctly;
  • Able to MIG (steel and aluminum) and manual plasma cutting;
  • Able to set up welding machines to weld different thicknesses of material;
  • Ensure work is tacked, squared and correct to the drawing before completing welds;
  • Work performed should be accurate and finished so that Paint shop has minimal cleanup; all sharp edges deburred/sanded and welds cleaned;
  • Be capable of taking all work order packages from start to finish with minimal assistance (aluminum and steel) in a timely manner;
  • Document material usage and scrap correctly;
  • Stack parts for easy access for the next operation and label both parts and skids/containers correctly.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in Canada is required;
  • Stamina and strength to perform manual labor;
  • Certified or willing to obtain CWB certification in aluminum and steel;
  • Able to interpret welding symbols;
  • Able to learn quickly and progress at a reasonable pace;
  • High school diploma/GED preferred;
  • Troubleshoot problems and take corrective action;
  • Work with Supervisor and Engineering to prototype new designs;
  • Team focused and task oriented;
  • Make suggestions and bring up ideas for continuous improvement;
  • No relocation assistance provided for this position.

Benefits of Working at Pride Bodies Ltd.:

  • Day shift:  41-hour work week, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-Th, 7 a.m. to Noon F;

  • Competitive compensation package;

  • Annual vacation, company-paid holidays;

  • Benefits, effective upon hire, include health care, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death & dismemberment, disability coverage, out-of-country medical, Group RRSP/DPSP

  • Uniforms, safety-boot allowance and prescription-safety-glass allowance upon completion of probation period;

  • Education assistance for work-related programs upon approval;

  • On bus route; on-site parking.

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.