Specialist 1, Quality Technician 

LOCATION: Riverside / Missouri (US-MO), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 6083 | JOB GRADE: 12  | ON-SITE/REMOTE: On-site 


Since 1890, New York Air Brake has been an innovative leader in the heavy-haul railroad industry. As a member company of Knorr-Bremse –the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles--New York Air Brake is recognized worldwide as a Center of Competence for heavy-haul freight railroad control systems. From multiple locations, we serve customers across the United States, Canada, and Mexico—reaching clear across the globe to South America, Africa, the Middle East, China, and Australia. Our talented, diverse, and dedicated teams develop innovative solutions to the challenges facing our customers. Join us in our next steps.



Position Title

Specialist 1, Quality Technician


Reports to

Quality Manager and Production Manager

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Daily process audits.
  2. Random valve retests.
  3. Track with Gage Track all devices for calibration.
  4. Perform internal calibrations and send items offsite for calibrations as needed.
  5. Assist with the Test Rack repairs as needed.
  6. Perform failure analysis on all returned material, both OEM and Repair, with assistance from Quality Manager.
  7. Assist with the training Repair Technicians I, II, III.
  8. Assist with maintaining training records for all persons in respective production cell areas.
  9. Have working knowledge of the NYAB IPM as well as Section J – AAR M1003.
  10. Work with Quality Manager as well as shop floor to maintain accurate and up-to-date documents and assist with Document Control Log.
  11. Staying observant at all times with respect to shop floor activities, notifying personnel, supervisors, management (both Plant and Quality) concerning any questionable practices or activities.
  12. Assist with ensuring that all written work processes are followed.
  13. Maintain a practical quality focus on all related issues.
  14. Assist with and support all quality initiative activities.
  15. Must understand and support all Quality, Product Safety, and Health/Safety/Environmental/Energy policies.
  16. Must understand and adhere to all relevant statutory or regulatory compliance obligations.
  17. Must understand, support and adhere to the Integrated Management System policies, procedures and instructions.
  18. Must understand and support relevant key performance indicators (KPIs), as defined in the goal tree.


Skills and Competencies


  1. Technical Capacity
    • Demonstrate proactive and creative thinking.
    • Knowledge of generally accepted best practices and theory.
    • Working knowledge of requirements for calibration, training records and document control.
    • Ability to troubleshoot and perform basic failure analysis for quality issues and test equipment.
    • Basic computer skills
    • Ability to read technical drawings and interpret with little support.
    • Basic knowledge of quantitative methods/statistical procedures and graphic skills.
  2. Communication Proficiency
  3. Organization Skills
  4. Time Management



Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.



Work Environment:

The employee will be exposed to shop floor conditions, i.e. noise, heat, cold, dust/dirt etc.  The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.



Required Education and Experience


  1. High school diploma or equivalent
  2. Three to Five years of related experience.



Additional Eligibility Qualifications


  • All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
  • This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.


From Engineering to Test Laboratory; Manufacturing & Skilled Machine Operation to Sales and Marketing; Field Service to Customer Service; Quality to HR to Finance to Software Development, our team-based approach is built on inclusion, opportunity, development, social responsibility and rewards. You are afforded the chance to grow personally and professionally through challenging assignments, commitment to continuing education, exposure to a variety of projects, and international travel. Our benefits are cutting edge as we offer student loan repayment assistance, lucrative 401k program, company assisted stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, and wellness program, along with competitive salary and incentive compensation, generous paid time off programs and a full array of medical, dental and vision options. We’ve got the right stuff, do you? Let’s find out together.


Then join us! We look forward to receiving your online application!


New York Air Brake LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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