Payroll Administrator - Temporary 

LOCATION: Watertown / New York (US-NY), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 4951 | JOB GRADE: 11  | ON-SITE/REMOTE: Hybrid 


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.



Payroll Administrator - Temporary


This position is responsible for producing the bi-weekly payroll for all salaried and hourly employees in accordance with existing NYAB Policies and Procedures in multiple states.  Coordinate input of time sheet data into ADP, both manual and electronic.  Position interfaces with various levels of management and with external vendors.  Position responsibilities also include 401K administration, cash transfer processing and Travel and Expense Report processing.


Essential Functions

  • Payroll Processing Input manual checks, adjustments, 401k changes to Payroll system
  • Provide final review of all timecards
  • Interface with ADP to ensure accuracy of bi-weekly payroll
  • Coordinate tax changes, addition of new state or local jurisdictions with ADP
  • Responsible for the Annual Payroll Audit
  • Input payables relevant to tuition reimbursement and garnishments
  • Travel and Expense Report processing
  • Review and approve expense reports weekly
  • Obtain and maintain corporate credit cards for employees
  • Support employees with troubleshooting expense errors
  • Month-end Reports and Processing
    • Verify accuracy of journal entries keyed into SAP ERP system
    • Provide hours reports to managers
    • Provide hours and wages reports to finance team
    • Prepare monthly PTO accruals, upload to SAP
    • Prepare monthly report and reconcile
    • Coordinate annual testing with KBC Payroll Manager 
  • Complete other projects as directed by the Payroll Manager
  • Must be able to comply with quality, product safety, and HSE rules and regulations. Be energy conscious, if applicable.



  • Through knowledge of requirements of the FLSA and Federal and State laws regarding payroll administration
  • Proficiency with MS Office Software essential
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Technical Capacity
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Organization Skills
  • Time Management
  • Problem Solving


Required Education and Experience

  • Associates Degree
  • Two years of current payroll processing experience, ADP preferred


Preferred Education and Experience

  • Manufacturing environment experience a plus


Base Pay Range


The base pay range for this role is $47,360- $71,040 USD. The company reasonably expects to pay within that range, however, New York Air Brake considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Watertown