Intern, HSE 

LOCATION: West Chicago / Illinois (US-IL), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 2529 | JOB GRADE: 


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.



Get future-ready with a New York Air Brake internship this summer. Project-based work and a dedicated mentor mean your work with us has a lasting impact and contributes to your long-term career goals. We foster a collaborative, people-first environment where you will help develop solutions that will contribute to a more sustainable future of mobility. This is an internship where you will be asked to roll up your sleeves and make meaningful contributions to solutions bound for our innovative customer base.


At New York Air Brake, our team of industry leaders is here to support you and help you achieve your version of excellence. Get your future on track for success with us this summer.


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

  • Participate in the development and implementation of 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 on 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 the resolution of 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:

  • Currently attending an accredited college or university
  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA or higher
  • 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

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: Chicago