Mechanical Engineer 

LOCATION: Watertown / New York (US-NY), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 2396 | JOB GRADE: 14 


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.



The Mechanical Engineer will work on a SCRUM team and execute work related to new product development or customization for current product line.



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

  • Design of Mechanical Components.
  • Support Sr. Engineer in design of products.
  • CAD Drafting of components and products.
  • Analysis of tolerances, simple stress/strain, statics, dynamics, heat transfer, etc.
  • Support quality improvement teams.
  • Support Cost Reduction Teams.
  • Must understand and support all Quality, Product Safety, and Health/Safety/Environmental/Energy policies.
  • Must understand and adhere to all relevant statutory or regulatory compliance obligations.
  • Must understand, support and adhere to the Integrated Management System policies, procedures and instructions.
  • Must understand and support relevant key performance indicators (KPIs), as defined in the goal tree.



Skills and Competencies

  • Familiar with 3D CAD modeling
  • Understands drafting and dimensioning per ANSI Y14.5/Y14.5M.
  • Familiar with geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.  
  • Understands imperial and metric units of measure.
  • Understands engineering analysis tolerances, stress/strain, statics, dynamics, heat transfer, etc.
  • Understands Free Body Diagram Modeling of mechanical systems.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Communication Skills - Comprises the ability to speak, present, write, listen and distribute information effectively and create an environment for open communication.
  • Analytical Thinking - Refers to collecting, analyzing and structuring information using a wide perspective in order to identify key issues and patterns as well as to drawing conclusions.
  • Teamwork - Means the ability to work with others and build a positive climate and trusting relationships within teams.
  • Adaptability & Flexibility - Includes the ability to build networks, work successfully in various, complex, changing and challenging environments and with diverse people.


Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

The employee will be required to perform duties on a computer terminal. In addition, the employee may be exposed to test lab conditions, i.e. noise, heat, cold, compressed air and electricity, etc. 

Physical Demands
The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of an office work environment position and a test lab environment position.



Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering

0-2 Years of Relevant Experience


Preferred Education and Experience

Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering

3-5+ years of experience


*LI-TS1  *LI-Hybrid

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