LOCATION: Nixa / Missouri (US-MO), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 4179 | JOB GRADE: 11 


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.



Innovation that works. For over a century, we have supported the rail industry with technological excellence and a passion for reliability. Our teams are dedicated to a more sustainable future and continuous, responsible growth. Get your career on track with an established transportation technology leader.

Who We Are: Snyder Equipment Company has been servicing the railroad industry since 1936. From the equipment used to supply water to steam locomotives to our complete servicing systems for today's powerful diesel-electric locomotives, Snyder has been a vital partner to our railroad customers in identifying opportunities and designing the products to meet their unique challenges. Snyder equipment became part of New York Air Brake in 2019.  Currently operating in Nixa, MO - Snyder is growing fast. Expansion to a new 147,000 sqft facility will be taking place by the end of 2023.

NYAB is headquartered in Watertown, New York, with operations in Nixa & Kansas City, Missouri; Irving, Texas; West Chicago, Illinois; and Salisbury, North Carolina. Known for innovation, quality, customer focus, and safety, NYAB continues to grow and offer career opportunities in a people-first environment.


Position Title
Reports To
Production Manager
Essential Duties
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1.    Fitting, fabricating, and welding parts for assembly.
2.    Use of diagrams, blueprints, or instructions to fit, tack and weld product.
3.    Operation of Press Brake, Punch Break and other fabricating equipment.
5.    Follow procedural guidelines during the fitting/welding process.
6.    Proper use of power and manual tools.
7.    Proper use of calibrated gauges, power and manual torquing devices.
Skills and Competencies
1.    Technical Capacity
•    Proven skills in Tig Welding, including stainless steel.
•    Proven skills in welding with GMAW, FCAW and/or GTAW processes
•    Ability to lift up to 50 pounds with assistance.
•    Knowledge of generally accepted best practices and theory.
•    Good mechanical skills
•    Attention to detail.
•    Knowledge of shop use of measuring devices.
•    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.    One to Two 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, 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!


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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