LOCATION: Watertown / New York (US-NY), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 4083| JOB GRADE: 07 


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.




This position requires performing routine and repetitive assembly operations and processes for passenger rail car parts in a manual manufacturing assembly line environment. The candidate works in a team environment participating in continuous improvement activities, as well as. Uses pneumatic tools, basic hand tools, and power tools (motorized drill, rivet gun, etc.). The candidate is required to perform versatile duties and is able to organize the areas around their own work place in a self-sufficient manner, within the product group.



Essential Functions

  1. Manufactures quality parts, following specific work instructions
  2. Provides verbal and written status of manufacturing progress
  3. Applies and handles sealants and adhesives
  4. Performs acceptance test procedures utilizing specific test equipment
  5. May train others in manufacturing methods.
  6. Keeps assigned areas organized and clean per set principles
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.
  8. Understand and support all Quality, Product Safety, and Health/Safety/Environmental/Energy policies.
  9. Understand and adhere to all relevant statutory or regulatory compliance obligations.
  10. Understand, support and adhere to the Integrated Management System policies, procedures and instructions.
  11. Understand and support relevant key performance indicators (KPIs), as defined in the goal tree.



Skills and Competencies


  1. Technical Capacity
    • Knowledge/understanding of part drawings and descriptions.
  2. Communication Proficiency
  3. Sufficient computer skills to access necessary programs for job function
  4. Organization Skills
  5. Time Management Skills


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.


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 speak or listen. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.


  • Ability to lift and maneuver up to 50 pounds
  •  Employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle objects, tools, or operate controls and reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to walk throughout the facility
  • Ability to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Perform necessary housekeeping duties in order to maintain a clean, safe, and organized work environment


Required Education and Experience


This position requires analytical skills and the ability to interpret information to take the appropriate action.


Education and Experience: High School Diploma, GED, or experience/knowledge as determined by management  in a production environment or equivalent business environment


  • Must possess basic Math skills and be able to comprehend varying units of measure
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks, and take the initiative
  • Ability to understand and interpret electrical and mechanical schematics/drawings
  • Basic understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Ability to read, comprehend written and process specification documents


Additional Eligibility Qualifications


  • All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified 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.



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: Watertown