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Design Engineer

Company: Wabtec
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: June 12, 2022

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:'s not just about your career... or your job's about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted 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.Job Description Summary:Perform engineering activities related to freight railcar components, including product design, testing, analysis, field performance monitoring, sales, customer, and manufacturing support.Some travel required.Essential Duties & Responsibilities Product design, including CAD 3D modelling and 2D drafting / layoutsPerform various engineering analyses (e.g. stress, fatigue, dynamics, kinematics)Plan and supervise test programs for research and/or AAR/Customer approvalsProvide customer technical support, product inspections, teardownsJob Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Strong written and oral communication skillsComputer literacy in MS Office products Word, Excel and PowerPointKnowledge of structural analysis techniques, including FEACAD expertise, including knowledge of standard drafting practices, ability to read and create technical drawings, and create 3D modelsAdditional beneficial qualifications, knowledge of:Casting design and foundry practiceForging design and manufactureWelding and fabricationMachine / mechanism designSteel and iron metallurgyTest instrumentation and/or data reductionNon-destructive testing methodsVehicle dynamics simulationMatlab and/or VBA programmingAssociation of American Railroads StandardsForeign LanguagesEducation/ExperienceB.S. Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology (Mechanical, Civil, Engineering Mechanics, Aerospace), 0-2 years experienceAll salaried new hires must be fully vaccinated or be willing to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by date of hire to be considered for U.S.-based job, where permitted by applicable law and subject to requests for accommodation. Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the one dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.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.

Keywords: Wabtec, Des Plaines , Design Engineer, Engineering , Des Plaines, Illinois

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