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Wabtec Corporation Test Engineer - HYBRID WORK SCHEDULE in Oak Creek, Wisconsin

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.


The Test Engineer II will be responsible for the test and validation of engineering designs. They will create and manage a testing plan to validate new equipment. Job task typically involve working closely with engineering to accurately define tests including procedure, acceptance criteria and developing any fixturing or test stands as necessary. Determine how to best collect data during test, analyzing and interpreting the results, then sharing findings with the engineering team in a clear and concise format. Duties will also include leading field testing, collecting quantitative and qualitative data, tracking performance targets. As field testing lead, become a technical expert to provide direction as well as hands on troubleshooting and repair of units under test. Typical areas requiring troubleshooting expertise would be hydraulics, electrical, CAN, structural, mechanical and engine.

  • This role can be permitted to work with a Hybrid Schedule. Expectations are to work remotely 2 days per week. Onsite days are expected 3 days per week.

**Relocation assistance may be available to those who qualify


  • Create and manage test plans

  • Write test procedures, execute tests, and document results using photos, tabular and graphical representations of data, reference materials, and clear explanation of results.

  • Provide expertise on instrumentation, data collection and DoE

  • Provide direction to R&D Technicians, as well as hands on involvement in the setup and execution of tests.

  • Communicate results with others effectively, both verbally and in writing via formal technical reports

  • Analyze data, applying statistical problem-solving techniques.

  • Collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative machine performance data during field test

  • Maintain detailed records of machine performance and field conditions, during field test

  • Identify and document performance trends, working closely with engineering to make improvements to reliability, durability, and efficiency.

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot problems with test equipment or units under test

  • Provide detailed information regarding field component failures and work with design engineers to determine root cause and implement corrective actions

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (mechanical or electrical preferred)


  • 2+ years of experience in a relevant field

  • Experience with heavy equipment

  • Experience with hydraulic and electronic control systems

  • Railroad industry experience is a plus

  • Experience with data acquisition and test equipment preferred

  • Experience with c++, Rstudio, and Arduino is a plus

  • Experience with DFSS or DMAIC is a plus

Technical Skills

  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve equipment problems

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects at deadlines at one time

  • Strong analytical mindset and skills

  • High degree of computer fluency

  • Requires high electrical aptitude

  • Requires mechanical aptitude

  • Read and interpret drawings, charts, schematics, and product specifications

Behavioral Attributes

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, customers, suppliers and the public.

  • Ability to successfully work in an environment with diverse personalities and build strong customer relationships.


  • Up to 50%

Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment can be loud at times. Temperatures can range from extreme cold to extreme heat. Travel to remote job sites is required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, climb, walk unassisted, sit and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Disclaimer: Every position at Nordco includes other duties as required in order for the company to be successful. Not every duty is captured within the job description. This job description was captured at a point in time and duties and responsibilities will evolve over time. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


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.