Manufacturing Engineer 

LOCATION: Salisbury / North Carolina (US-NC), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 1878 | JOB GRADE: 15 


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.



 As a Manufacturing Engineer, your primary duties are to impelement production systems and improve the tools and systems within the manufacturing process.


Essential Functions

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

  • Lead the implementation of the Knorr Production System (KPS) throughout NYAB.
  • Train the NYAB team on the tools and techniques of Lean Manufacturing, and incorporate it into the culture.
  • Establish standard work practices, and baselines for productivity.
  • Develop and implement improvements to the sequence of operations, equipment utilization, and related matters.
  • Provide leadership on cost reduction activities.
  • Improve ergonomics and safety.
  • Offer technical leadership on new processes and equipment.
  • Justify and procure equipment and other capital improvements to maintain a world class position for all NYAB locations.
  • Negotiate with vendors and contractors to acquire products and services cost effectively.
  • Assist with planning of current and future capital budgets.
  • Design production tooling, fixturing, and equipment.
  • Stay current on lean applications and theories.
  • Must understand and support all Quality, Product Safety, and Health/Safety/Environmental/Energy policies.
  • Must understand and adhere to all relevant statutory or regulatory compliance obligations.
  • Must understand, support and adhere to the Integrated Management System policies, procedures and instructions.
  • Must understand and support relevant key performance indicators (KPIs), as defined in the goal tree.


Skills and Competencies

  • Understands lean Manufacturing.
  • Understands manufacturing Methods and Routing.
  • Understands design of tools, fixtures and equipment.
  • Understands machining processes and applications.
  • Understands cell design and material flow.
  • Managing & Improving Processes - Describes the ability to plan, prioritize, monitor and improve work processes and allocate resources.
  • Creativity & Innovation - Includes creating an atmosphere of openness and curiosity for innovations, providing and implementing inventive ideas that add value.
  • Teamwork - Means the ability to work with others and build a positive climate and trusting relationships within teams.
  • Communication Skills - Comprises the ability to speak, present, write, listen and distribute information effectively and create an environment for open communication.
  • Self-Development & Reflection - Describes the ability to reflect on own performance and make use of feedback in order to continuously learn and improve.



Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment
The employee will be required to perform duties on a computer terminal. The employee may be exposed to shop floor conditions, i.e. noise, heat, cold, dust/dirt etc. 


Physical Demands
The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of an office work environment position.


Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial, Production Engineering

2-5+ Years of Relevant Experience

Lean Leadership, Six Sigma, AutoCad

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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, wellness program, onsite workout facilities & classes 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!

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte