Lead Technical Advisor

Wabtec Corporation

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 elses 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.

Wabtec Lead Locomotive Maintenance Technical Advisor – Cincinnati, OH (CSX Account)

It’s not just about your career or job title… It’s about who you are and the impact you will make on the world. Because whether it’s for each other or our customers, we put People First. When our people come together, we Expand the Possible and continuously look for ways to improve what we create and how we do it. If you are constantly striving to grow, you’re in good company. We are revolutionizing the way the world moves for future generations, and we want someone who is ready to move with us.

Who are we?

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions, and value-added services for freight and transit rail as well as the mining, marine, and industrial markets. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation, and Faiveley Transport, the company has grown to become One Wabtec, with 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 and unlocks our customers’ potential by delivering innovative and lasting transportation solutions that move and improve the world. We are lifelong learners obsessed with making things better to drive exceptional results. Wabtec has approximately 27K employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit our website to learn more!

Who will you be working with?

As a leader on our Field Services Americas team, you will be responsible for leading a team of highly trained technicians in ultimately assisting our customer (CSX) maintain their fleet of GE/Wabtec locomotives. This is largely accomplished through advising, informing, researching, and assisting their mechanical employees. You will be part of an overall team made up of Wabtec technical and materials experts, all working to ensure our customer’s fleet is running at optimal levels.

How will you make a difference?

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 and/or technical expertise.

What do we want to know about you?

Strong leadership presence, ability, and preferably prior experience

Undergraduate degree (preferably in a technical discipline) from an accredited university/college

OR an associate degree in a technical discipline 2 years of relevant professional work experience in lieu of the undergraduate degree

OR high school graduate/GED 4 years relevant professional work experience in lieu of the undergraduate degree

An additional 3 years shop operations or engineering experience.

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 training, auditing, and supplier visits

Strong proficiency in MS office applications

Ability to gather, comprehend, and analyze large sets of data and present findings and conclusions based on the analysis

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Strong customer service and problem-solving abilities

Demonstrated interpersonal, leadership, and influencing skills

Demonstrated ability to leadership experience (both front line leadership of others and coordination projects)

Wabtec Level 2 Certification highly preferred (Level 1 required)

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

What will your typical day look like?

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

What about the physical demands of the job?

Standing for long periods of time

Walking throughout the day

Walking up and down stairs

Climbing on/off of locomotives

Fitting into small or tight spaces if/when needed

Wearing all required personal protective gear (hardhat, steel toe boots, ear plugs, eye protection) throughout the day

Speaking and hearing

Typing and operating a computer

Working overnight shifts and multiple days in a row, as required

You may also be asked to perform other duties outside of your function or trade, for which adequate training will be provided if necessary.

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.