Administrative Assistant, Sr. 

LOCATION: Westminster / Maryland (US-MD), United States | BRAND: Knorr Brake Company | REQUISITION ID: 3331 | JOB GRADE:13 



Knorr Brake Company is the innovative leader in the manufacture and supply of braking systems, passenger doors and climate-control equipment for all types of Mass Transit customers such as: METRO, Light Rail Vehicles, High-Speed Trains, Commuter Rail and Monorail Vehicles for the North America market. We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today at!




The Sr. Administrative Assistant helps senior leaders in the organization maximize their efficiency by providing them with exceptional administrative support.   Will be responsible for providing administrative support to a department or group of leaders as assigned.   


Responsibilities include:  Ensuring that the function runs smoothly by taking ownership and having strong organizational skills.   Providing administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the area of responsibility.  Supports managers and employees through a variety of tasks related to organization and communication.   Responsible for confidential and time sensitive material.    


Must have ability to effectively communicate ensuring that all duties are completed accurately and delivered with high quality and in a timely manner.   


Sr. Administrative Assistants will have access to confidential information and expected to agree to a Non-Disclosure Agreement.   


Essential Functions:

  • Provide direct support to assigned senior leader(s) or function(s), including:   
    • Preparing presentations 
    • Preparing and submitting written correspondences (internal and external)
    • Arranging travel
    • Ordering office supplies  
    • Answering telephone calls and messages
    • Scheduling meetings and maintaining calendars - organizing meeting requests by level of urgency.
    • Create and maintain filing systems
    • Running reports and maintaining KPI dashboards.
  • Senior Administrative Assistants are responsible for planning meetings that involve senior management. They are also responsible for sitting in on the meeting and taking meticulous notes, as well as keeping the meeting on task
  • May be assigned special projects for the site.        
  • Responsible for managing programs within KBC - may include Employee Events, KBC Cares, Global Care, Green Initiatives.
  • Develop and Implement Office Policies and Procedures.   
  • May create and deliver presentation material.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and healthy environment and ensure the compliance with company's rules and policies.
  • Must be able to comply with quality, product safety, and HSE rules, guidelines and regulations. Be energy conscious, if applicable.
  • Must understand and comply with applicable standards. ( i.e.: ISO 9001, ISO/TS 22163, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 50001, and CMMI).
  • Maintain and safeguard business records


Technical Competencies:

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, Word, Project & Excel.
  • Ability to learn new and evolving software programs is a must.
  • Prefer to have Microsoft Access and SAP or ERP system knowledge.


Core Competencies:

  • The role of Senior Administrative Assistant takes an organized mind who is technologically savvy.   They have to have good interpersonal communication skills in order to establish trust with the executive or senior manager they work for. 
  • Plans, prioritizes, and completes tasks in an appropriate manner, effectively meeting deadlines.
  • Must have good time management and communication skills.
  • Quality (consistently delivering products and services in compliance with expectations and standards, diligently executing tasks).
  • Delivers appropriate work results / attention to detail is critical.
  • Commitment (ability to perform varying tasks, adapts and takes ownership to rapidly changing working conditions, as well as personal attitude towards works, diligence and motivations).
  • Embraces Teamwork (successful cooperation with others in the execution of joint tasks, sharing of information, respectful to others and inclusive attitude)


Education and Experience:

  • Associates degree and/or 6-8 years related experience




What does Knorr Brake Company have to offer you? 

- Competitive Health Benefits, including Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision and Video visits
- Company-paid Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
- Company-paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Coverage
- Accident Insurance
- Health and Dependent Care FSAs
- Generous 401(k) plan
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Free corporate passes to the Baltimore Zoo and Aquarium 
- Free gym membership
- Additional discounts include cellular, auto, theme park & attraction tickets, local restaurants, bank partnerships, etc.
- Paid “KBC Cares” Volunteer Time Off
- Vacation and Sick/Administrative Leave
- 12 company-paid holidays (includes full week between Christmas and New Year’s)
- Monthly employee welfare events and corporate outreach (Crab Feast, Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day, Chili Cook-Off, etc.)


Knorr Brake Company 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: Baltimore