Intern, Health and Safety 

LOCATION: West Chicago / Illinois (US-IL), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 4811 | 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.



Internships have a lasting impact on our team at New York Air Brake! The summer internship program for students in their Junior or Senior year of study provides the opportunity to make big contributions to our manufacturing facilities that help us deliver advanced freight rail braking solutions now and in the future. We value innovation, team players, and people with the passion to dig in when presented with new opportunities.


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. 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.



Pay range for HSE Intern/Co-op position is dependent on your upcoming fall school year:

  • BS Junior $18.00 
  • BS Senior $20.00 


Responsibilities will be focused in one or more of the following areas:

•    Participate in developing and implementing beneficial programs/projects aimed at improving environmental efficiency, employee safety, and equipment ergonomics.
•    Monitoring, analyzing, and reporting of operational safety, environmental, and sustainability metrics.
•    Participate in new equipment launch teams to complete requirements for HSE, including job hazard analysis, personal protective equipment assessments, machine guarding assessments, waste evaluations, and HSE regulatory permitting.
•    Investigate and contribute to resolving employee occupational injuries, environmental incidents, and property loss events.
•    Assist with process safety improvement projects, including use of Six Sigma tools, lean, and project management skills as required.
•    Contribute and participate in implementation and auditing teams to ensure OSHA, EPA, and ISO14001 / OHSAS18001 requirements are being met.
•    Development of safety and environmental awareness training, communications material, and employee events.
•    Liaison work with HSE, Facilities, Engineering, and other functional disciplines.


Required Skills:

•    Enthusiastic approach to work
•    Resourceful – not intimidated by large assignments
•    Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, team-focused environment
•    Self-motivation and the ability to learn new assignments quickly
•    Strong communication, organization, and collaboration skills
•    Knowledge of statistical tools preferred


Degree Program:
Health and Safety, Environmental or Industrial Engineering or relevant degree program
Minimum Year: Junior


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.

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