Mold Press Operator - 3rd Shift 

LOCATION: West Chicago / Illinois (US-IL), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 6668 | JOB GRADE: 07  | 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.



Job Title: Mold Press Operator - 3rd Shift

Job Description:  The Mold Press Operator will be responsible for producing brake shoes to meet minimum requirements for production and quality. The operator is required to document production output by completing production forms and maintaining schedule supporting preventive housekeeping maintenance. The operator is responsible for keeping the work area clean, organized, and safe.


Salary: $23.19 + $1.50 shift differential


Employment Type: Union- Full Time


Required Skills, knowledge, abilities:

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to tolerate conditions of elevated temperature, dust, and draft.
  • Must stand throughout shift with continuous movement.
  • Must be able to tolerate lifting from the waist up of up to 30 LBS.
  • Must tolerate strenuous hammering while standing.
  • Must tolerate strenuous pushing, pulling, and grasping with both hands
  • Must be able to identify quality and safety issues at work regarding the product or equipment.


Required Education and Experience

Achieved 100% correct answers on the written Briquette System Operator Review (waived if hired prior to 9/1/1980).

Achieved 100% correct answers on the written Mold Press Operator Review.

Be able to work overtime hours before or after regularly scheduled shifts or on weekends.

Available to work any of the three shifts as needed.


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: Chicago