Process Engineer

Wabtec - Maxton, NC (30+ days ago)2.9

Find the challenge and global impact you are looking for in your career as Process Engineer at Wabtec. One of the world’s leading manufacturers of products for locomotives, freight cars, and passenger transit vehicles, Wabtec Corporation offers tremendous opportunities to put your critical and creative thinking to work.

As the link between R&D and Manufacturing for our Railroad Friction Products business, you’ll have a high-visibility leadership role. We’ll rely on you to develop innovative solutions to complex engineering and manufacturing production problems to improve process safety, capability, efficiency, and overall productivity and support our facility in its Lean transformation.




Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
Identifying and implementing solutions for issues relating to safety, quality, productivity, and cost reductions, and determining the root cause of failures using statistical methods (e.g., design of experiment, SPC) that may result in changes in design, tolerances, or processing methods
Designing testing methods, testing finished product and process capabilities, and establishing standards to verify and validate manufacturing process requirements and assure product and process quality
Creating and defining annual objectives that tie directly to the business unit’s strategic plan, training associates in methodologies and tools to eliminate waste, and utilizing the priority deployment methodology to measure and report progress.
Leading and coordinating the transition of new products into production by designing, verifying, and validating the production process.
Recommending product changes and improvements
Evaluating capital equipment investments
Working with Wabtec Excellence Program (WEP) Manager on Lean implementation using WEP as the principal tool to ensure the development of a robust Lean Future State

Essential Skills:
Ability to deal with people at a cross-functional level.
Self-starter, able to work on projects without supervision.
Ability to effectively communicate in oral and written form in order to present information and respond to inquiries from employees, customers, and suppliers.
Strong mechanical aptitude, ability to use basic measuring tools, and hands-on capability.
Strong math skills.
Familiarity with computer programs, including Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes and CAD software.


Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent.
Four (4) years of successful manufacturing experience including two (2) years of Lean experience.
A demonstrated understanding of Lean principles such as Value Stream Mapping, Just-in-Time, Demand Flow, Cellular Flow, 5S, Visual Management, Total Productive Maintenance, Continuous Improvement Process, Kaizen, ISO, and Standard Work.
Experience with chemical processes, particularly mixing and molding of rubber-based composite materials preferred.