Wheel Chock Assembler

Wabtec Corporation

Chillicothe, OH


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.

Job Description Summary: 

The primary job responsibilities of the Assembly/Disassembly position include the safe operation of Pneumatic and hand held tools.  Identifying defects outside given criteria and disassembles said defects.  Reassemble products with replacement parts. Inspect and test product before packaging and labeling for shipments.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

•           Performs the safe operation

  •       Responsible and accountable for processing all paperwork pertaining to the Assembly/Disassembly and packaging.
  •       Accountable for maintaining housekeeping standards in the area
  •       Maintains production and quality standards
  •       Performs other related duties as assigned by management

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

•           Knowledge of general plant practices, floor layout and procedures

•           Possesses strong mechanical skills and lean manufacturing practices

  •       Must be able to perform continual and heavy lifting

  •       Licensed to operate a 3 ton fork lift truck

  •       Must possess basic math skills and the ability to read a rule and set of digital calipers

  •       Requires repeated movements and tasks daily.

  •       Able to follow instructions, possess basic comprehension and reading skills

  •       Possesses good communication skills

  •        Must be able to work a rotating shift and overtime as required

  •       Able to work independently and as part of a group as a team player

  •       Adheres to all safety regulations, practices and established company policies

  •       Has the ability to learn quickly and apply new skills immediately


To perform this job successfully, the following requirements must be met:


High School graduate, or general education degree (GED), or two years of related experience/training or equivalent combination of education and experience in a manufacturing environment.


Ability to read and interpret, production schedules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals.  Able to communicate clearly and effectively with coworkers.   

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to think quickly and react to situations under time restraints.  Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with accuracy and thoroughness. Able to identify problems and resolve efficiently.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee may continually be able to lift or move up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  The employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit and smell.

Must wear all safety equipment required.

Must be able to work a rotating shift and overtime within contract requirements.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing duties on this job, the employee is exposed to wet or hot, humid conditions (non-weather); work near moving mechanical parts and vibration.  The noise level is usually loud.

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.