Inspection - Calibration 

LOCATION: Watertown / New York (US-NY), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 2996 | JOB GRADE: 12 


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.




Perform all duties associated with quality inspection and calibration for the site. Use measuring devices to examine parts, purchased and manufactured, for accuracy and workmanship per engineering specifications. Manage non-conforming material including physical moves, system transactions, and required notifications. Perform various audits in work cells and the warehouse. Review and document returned material from customers including all physical moves and system transactions. Perform basic calibration and work with outside calibration suppliers as needed. Inspection-Calibration personnel will help identify any safety hazards in the workplace and strive to attain zero defects. Actively participate in Tier I and Tier II Lean Daily Management activities and as a member of continuous improvement teams.  (This job description is not all inclusive, other activities may be required.  Description may be modified by Operations Manager/Supervisor).


Essential Functions

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

  1. Understand and use various tools and measuring devices to evaluate the quality of parts per applicable specifications (variable gauges, attributer gauges, SPC gauges, etc.)
  2. Perform inspection of incoming materials and release these for use when they meet specifications
  3. Demonstrate working knowledge of SAP as required to process quality transactions
  4. Strive to maintain proper 5S targets
  5. Be able to drive powered lift vehicles including electric pallet jack
  6. Must understand and support all Quality, Product Safety, and Health/Safety/Environmental/Energy policies.
  7. Must understand and adhere to all relevant statutory or regulatory compliance obligations.
  8. Must understand, support and adhere to the Integrated Management System policies, procedures and instructions.
  9. Must understand and support relevant key performance indicators (KPIs), as defined in the goal tree.


Skills and Competencies

  1. Blueprint Reading
  2. Use of shop measuring devices
  3. Technical Capacity
    1. Knowledge/understanding of property descriptions.
    2. Basic knowledge of quantitative methods/statistical procedures and graphic skills.
  4.  Communication Proficiency
  5. Organization Skills
  6. 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

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent



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