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Manufacturing Engineer

GE Transport

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted August 3, 2022.

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:

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.

Our Greenville, SC site is a small but growing facility located in the beautiful upstate of South Carolina and part of the Wabtec family of companies.

We strive for excellence with integrity, humility, and competence and we provide stability along with a fast, fun, and friendly working environment.

We manufacture various OEM power collection and sanitation components as well as remanufacturing of brake, pneumatic, compressor and coupler components for the transit train industry.

Summary: This position will support our service department which is focused on the remanufacturing/overhaul of transit brake, pneumatic, compressor and coupler components and is responsible for planning and designing manufacturing processes within the service department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Designs fixtures, jigs, and other equipment as needed to include 3D models, Detailed Drawings and Work Instructions for use.

Create detailed work instructions.

Project Management.

Leads VSM and Kaizen events in support of process improvements.

Tracks KPI’s for the department as assigned.

Coordinates with other sites in the business unit to ensure best practices are shared and implemented.

Provide technical leadership, training and mentorship to production personnel and manufacturing team.

Support ECN completion in a timely manner.

Supporting the capital planning and execution on a yearly basis including discovery of new processes and financial justifications.

Continual progression in available technologies and industry standards.

Time split between desk and shop floor.

Available for shop support.

Other duties as assigned by Manager.

Education/Work Experience Requirements: Bachelor’s in Engineering field with at least three (3) years of manufacturing experience or an equivalent combination of relatable experience.

Strong mechanical aptitude.

Familiarity and experience with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures is essential.

Excellent communication skills; ability to communicate technical concepts to all audiences.

Proficient with Solidworks.

Experience with AutoCAD preferred.

Experience with MRP/ERP system.

Solid understanding of quality management systems including current ISO-9001 standard.

Ability to work effectively in and/or lead a cross functional team environment.

Strong analytical, time management and technical writing skills.

Proficient in the use of GD&T.

Some travel required.

Physical and Mental Requirements: 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.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and walk and talk or hear; and use hands and fingers to handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an indoor manufacturing environment.

The employee will work in areas exposed to production activities to include but not limited to production machinery, assembly operations, overhead cranes usage, and forklift traffic.

The employee will be required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to workplace hazards.

Mental Demands: While performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn, apply, and teach new information or skills; and interact with other employees, customers and vendors.

All salaried new hires must be fully vaccinated or be willing to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by date of hire to be considered for U.S.-based job, where permitted by applicable law and subject to requests for accommodation.

Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the one dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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.