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Technical Advisor at wabtec

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Galesburg, Illinois

Job Description:
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.

Role Summary/Purpose

Looking to grow your career in a mechanical or electrical field? Start with a Global Leader in Transportation! We're looking for driven candidates with the desire to work on locomotive electrical and/or mechanical systems and who want to join a team of hard-working individuals who are driven by customer success. As a Technical Advisor, you will directly support our customer with locomotive electrical and/or mechanical systems troubleshooting as well as provide material support to accomplish the shift production plan. We offer relocation assistance, competitive pay, great benefits and opportunities for growth and advancement across numerous business functions. Success in this role is a great catalyst to career advancement opportunities within our company. If you want to join a passionate and dedicated team with limitless growth potential, we'd love to meet you!

Essential Responsibilities
  • Provide technical guidance to employees and management, including; troubleshooting, material handling, tooling, safety procedures, and contract requirement clarification
  • Provide clear communication to employees, customer management, and GE management on work to be performed, equipment status, productivity, and process improvements
  • Work with employees and management to promote, maintain, and drive continuous improvement in safe work practices while monitoring productivity, quality assurance, and adherence to contract requirements
  • Ensure compliance with all governmental regulations, OSHA work practices, and industry / site specific work rules
  • Work with employees and management on establishing production plans for labor, material, and logistics
  • Work with various software systems to manage material, labor plans, and other systemic requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university (Or an Associate's Degree with a minimum of 2 years of professional work experience, Or a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of Operations or Military leadership experience)
Eligibility Requirements
  • Willingness and ability to work various shifts, various days
  • Willingness and ability to work in shop environment
Desired Characteristics
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university
  • Proficiency in MS office applications
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Proven analytical and quality improvement ability
  • Ability to interface at all levels of the organization, both internally and externally
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.