Test Engineer 

LOCATION: Watertown / New York (US-NY), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 3033 | JOB GRADE: 15 


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.



Engineers in Production Test Engineering (PTE) are part of a quality team who supports the test process through one or more phases of the product life cycle, including product development, transition to production, sustained production, and depot activities.


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

  • Running Tests.
  • Building Test Fixtures.
  • Instrumenting tests and organizing test data.
  • Writing test reports.
  • Support product development.
  • 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

  • Capable of reading drawings.
  • Understands basic instrumentation, including Data Acquisition.
  • Understands basic technician/mechanic skills, use of tools, etc.
  • Understands imperial and metric units of measure.
  • Capable of technical writing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Has working knowledge of NYAB Engineering Systems & Processes.
  • 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 to identify key issues and patterns and draw conclusions.
  • Teamwork – This means working with others, building a favorable climate, and trusting relationships within teams.
  • Adaptability & Flexibility - The ability to build networks and work successfully in various, complex, changing, and challenging environments and with diverse people.


Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or other related Engineering

2-3+ Years of Relevant Experience




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