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Quality Lab Technician, Senior 

LOCATION: Salisbury / North Carolina (US-NC), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 380 | JOB GRADE: 13 


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.



We are seeking a Quality Technician to identify, lead, or participate in opportunities to continuously improve, using appropriate process excellence and lean manufacturing tools, quality, cost and time factors consistent with best business and quality objectives.


Essential Functions:

  • Provide measurement and testing support for internal and external quality issues.
  • Clearly communicate well organized data and test results in a timely manner.
  • Maintain lab equipment to ensure top performance, monitor calibration adherence, and schedule repairs or calibrations as needed
  • Provide problem solving and failure analysis/root cause analysis support to production, quality and engineering
  • Practice and encourage safe work habits and observes all safety rules and regulations.
  • Understand and use various tools and measuring devices to evaluate the quality of parts per drawings.
  • Understand and follow the written and unwritten policies and procedures associated with the department.
  • Strive to attain the safety, quality, production and housekeeping goals for the department
  • Perform various audits in work cells such as assembly & test, shipping, receiving and the stockroom
  • Review and document returned material from customers
  • Use measuring devices to examine parts purchased and manufactured in house for accuracy and workmanship per engineering drawings.
  • Manage non-conforming material within the different departments and enter the information into the computer system.


Required Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; confident and capable in a customer facing role.
  • The ability to independently analyze data, identifies trends, formulate and implement corrective action to improve overall quality systems
  • Proficient at data collection, analysis and presentation
  • Computer skills, including software and hardware
  • Ability to read blueprints
  • Understanding of safety policies
  • Knowledge of measuring devices and shop math


Preferred Skills:

  • Thorough working knowledge of the various customer and industry quality system models such as ISO and AAR
  • Practical knowledge of and ability to use statistical analysis methods and tools.
  • Ability to operate electric pallet jack


Required Experience:

2-5+ years of directly relevant experience



High School or Equivalent, Associates Degree preferred


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