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Wabtec Corporation Lead Locomotive Maintenance Technical Advisor in Indianapolis, Indiana

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.

*Please note this position is located in Elkhart, IN. This is NOT a remote role at this time

Founded in 1869, Wabtec (NYSE: WAB) is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions, and value-added services. Our Freight Services Division provides locomotive maintenance services to our customers, the country’s largest freight railroads, helping them keep their locomotives running at optimal levels.

The Position

Our Lead Locomotive Maintenance Technical Advisors are front line leaders, entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring operations run smoothly for a shift or group of employees.

This role is a critical steppingstone in the career of our Locomotive Maintenance Technical Advisors and/or our Locomotive Maintenance Material Technical Advisors as they take on roles of increasing leadership responsibility.

What You’ll Do

  • Provide effective leadership and training to new and current Wabtec employees, ensuring they have the knowledge and tools necessary to be successful in their roles.

  • Provide technical expertise, instruction, and services to railroad employees (the customer) concerning subjects such as, but not limited to:

  • Preventative and corrective actions

  • Troubleshooting

  • 5Y analysis

  • Material ordering and handling

  • Tooling

  • Safety procedures

  • Contract requirement clarification.

  • Work with railroad employees and management (the customer) to promote, maintain, and drive continuous improvement in safe work practices while monitoring quality, productivity, and adherence to contract requirements.

  • Coordinate and provide instruction on key quality and process improvement programs and procedures.

  • Provide clear communication to customer and Wabtec employees on work to be performed, quality scope, process improvements, and liaison with other cross functional departments as necessary.

  • Establish production plans for labor, material, and logistics as required for your team

  • Ensure compliance with all applicable regulations, OSHA work practices, and industry / site specific work rules.

  • Make operational risk assessments, balancing customer requests with Wabtec requirements.

  • Work with various software systems to manage Safety, Quality, Material, and Production plans, along with other system requirements

  • All other duties as required


  • Bachelors’ Degree in a Technical discipline from an accredited College or University (Preferred)

  • OR an associate degree in a technical discipline + a minimum of 2 years professional work experience

  • OR a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of relevant work experience, including military experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of shop Operations or Engineering experience.

  • Ability to achieve Level 1 Technical certification, within 18 months in the role

  • Ability to achieve Level 2 Technical certification

  • Experience, willingness, and ability to work in shop environment and to work various shifts on various days as required, including having a flexible work schedule to perform auditing and training on various shifts

  • Ability and willingness to travel as required for auditing and supplier visits

  • Proficiency in MS office applications

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Effective problem-solving skills and ability

  • Demonstrated interpersonal, leadership, and influencing skills

  • Demonstrated ability to lead/coordinate projects and manage simultaneous initiatives

  • The ability to maintain reliable and predictable attendance

  • A high level of dependability, a great attitude, and an ability to work well with a team towards achieving a common goal

Wabtec provides a competitive total compensation package that includes a comprehensive employee benefits program.

Wabtec also contributes Annual and Matching contributions to your 401(k) account to help your savings grow. Each pay period, Wabtec will match 100% of your contribution up to a maximum of 3% of your eligible compensation. Wabtec also will make an Annual Contribution of 3% of your compensation, whether or not you contribute your own funds to the Savings Plan. That’s a total of 6% of your annual compensation in Company-provided contributions!

12 paid holidays

Unlimited time off (in accordance with your leader)

Relocation lump sum may be provided if you meet eligibility guidelines


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.