INTERN - Electrical Engineering 

LOCATION: Watertown / New York (US-NY), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 4804 | JOB GRADE: 0  | 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.



Electrical Engineer Co-op (12 weeks) starts on May 20, 2024, through August 16, 2024


Internships have a lasting impact on our team at New York Air Brake! The co-op program for students in their Junior or Senior year of study provides the opportunity to make big contributions that help us deliver advanced freight rail solutions now and in the future. We value innovation, team players, and people with the passion to dig in when presented with new opportunities. We work hard and play hard; we have several community events and fun activities that foster a positive, people-first environment.


This is your opportunity to make a big impact on improving the quality of how the latest generation of locomotive and freight car braking systems are manufactured. Co-op opportunity for Electrical, Electrical Engineering Technology, or technical majors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. You can expect challenging work and an insider’s view into your future profession. You will work individually and as part of a project team while receiving regular feedback in preparation for a final presentation to company leaders.


Housing is available at Jefferson Community College for a limited number of students who live more than 50 miles from the Watertown site, and the company pays for the cost. Reliable transportation is strongly recommended.


The pay range for the Electrical Engineering Intern/Co-op position is dependent on your upcoming fall school year:

BS Junior $20.00 
BS Senior $22.00 


Responsibilities could include:

  • Assist engineers with electrical design details.
  • Further research and development of existing products and technologies
  • Support product development
  • Develop and Construct Test Infrastructure
  • Perform Tests and organize test data.
  • Perform Design updates based on test findings.
  • Gather and coordinate data for engineers.


Required Skills:

  • Understand basic circuit understanding.
  • Understand Circuit analysis skills.
  • Hands-on experience, familiar with oscilloscopes, digital multimeters, function generators
  • Understand basic instrumentation, including Data Acquisition.
  • Understand basic electrical engineering skills, use of tools, etc.
  • Understand imperial and metric units of measure.
  • Capable of technical writing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Power Point.



  • Degree: Electrical Engineering,  Electrical Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering Technology
  • Minimum Year: Entering Junior Year

Our internships are not all work. NYAB is located in Watertown, New York. When not working, spend your free time hiking the Adirondack Mountains, kayaking the many waterways, enjoying the beaches of Lake Ontario or exploring the history, food and fun the Thousand Islands Region has to offer. You are just a short drive to World Class Casino’s, Golf, Shopping and the award winning Finger Lakes Wine Country. Our interns begin work as early as the end of May and work up until the middle of August. Expect 40 hours per week and a competitive salary. You will take part in special events, & outings, take advantage of wellness & workout programs in our fitness facility. There is something for everyone as an intern or co-op.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Watertown