Mold Press Operator ANCHOR BRAKE SHOE COMPANY  $1,000 Sign on Bonus / $22.30 per hour plus $1.50 Shift Differential

LOCATION: West Chicago / Illinois (US-IL), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 1936 | JOB GRADE: 07 


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.



Anchor Brake Shoe Company: A Division of New York Air Brake

1920 Downs Dr.
West Chicago, IL 60185

Mold Press Operator - $1,000.00 Sign On Bonus

Employment type: full-time      2nd Shift 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm  /  3rd Shift 11:00 pm to 7:00 am

Compensation: Starting hourly rate of pay is $22.30 Plus $1.50 potential

Who We Are: Anchor Brake Shoe Company is a Division of New York Air Brake, serving the rail industry since 1890 with innovative solutions.  We provide high quality, innovative and competitively priced brake shoe products that are Engineered to Outperform (E2O) to freight and transit railroad industries worldwide. These industries count on Anchor for reliable, high-quality products and outstanding customer service.

What We Offer:
• Competitive salary
• Generous paid time off (including vacation, personal, and 12 paid holidays)
• 401k retirement savings plan with a 3% non-discretionary contribution and match  50% of elective   deferral up to 6%
• Medical-dental-vision benefits with a generous company contribution
• Various incentive programs
• Tuition assistance/reimbursement and student loan repayment assistance

Employment Type: Union- Full Time

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

Required Skills, knowledge, abilities:

Physical Demands

1. Must be able to tolerate conditions of elevated temperature, dust, and draft.

2. Must stand throughout shift with continuous movement.

3. Must be able to tolerate lifting from the waist up of up to 30 LBS.

4. Must tolerate strenuous hammering while standing.

5. Must tolerate strenuous pushing, pulling, and grasping with both hands

6. Must be able to identify quality and safety issues at work regarding the product or equipment.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Achieved 100% correct answers on the written Briquette System Operator Review (waived if hired prior to 9/1/1980).
  2. Achieved 100% correct answers on the written Mold Press Operator Review.
  3. Be able to work overtime hours before or after regularly scheduled shifts or on weekends.
  4. Available to work any of the three shifts as needed.


New York Air Brake is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to excellence through diversity: EOE/AA/M/F/D/V 

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