Advanced Manufacturing Engineer 

LOCATION: Westminster / Maryland (US-MD), United States | BRAND: Knorr Brake Company | REQUISITION ID: 5058 | JOB GRADE:13  | ON-SITE/REMOTE: On-site 



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!



Advanced Manufacturing Engineer




This position is responsible for identifying, implementing, managing, and optimizing digital tools, platforms, and processes within the manufacturing and operations environment. Integrating our current manufacturing processes and systems with emerging automation, software, and technology to unlock new business value.  This position requires a college or university degree or the equivalent work experience that provides knowledge and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts. Develops competence by performing structured work assignments. Uses existing procedures to solve routine or standard problems. Receives instructions, guidance, and direction from others.


Flexible with location (onsite at one):

  • Westminster, MD (Preferred)
  • Watertown, NY (Back-up)


Essential Functions:


  • Knowledgeable in Lean Manufacturing tools with experience implementing at the shop floor level.
  • Establish standard work practices, and baselines for productivity.
  • Develop and implement improvements to the sequence of operations, equipment utilization, and related matters.
  • Provide leadership on cost reduction activities
  • Improve ergonomics and safety
  • Support the training and commissioning of new processes and equipment.
  • Justify and procure equipment and other capital improvements to maintain a world class position for all NYAB locations.
  • Negotiate with vendors and contractors to acquire products and services cost effectively.
  • Assist with planning of current and future capital budgets.
  • Design production cell layouts, equipment, and benches.
  • Stay current on lean applications and theories.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Skills and Competencies:


  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Methods and Routing
  • Design of tools, fixtures, and equipment
  • Machining processes and applications
  • Cell design and material flow
  • Managing & improving processes
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Teamwork
  • Communication Skills
  • Self-Development & Reflection
  • Industry 4.0
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IoT)


Supervisory Responsibility:

  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment:

  • The employee will be required to perform duties on a computer terminal, in an office environment.
  • The employee will be exposed to shop floor conditions, i.e., noise, heat, cold, dust/dirt, etc.
  • The employee will be required to work closely with employees on the shop floor, handling/inspecting parts, fixtures, and tools.


Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Up to 25% travel
  • Self-motivated individual who is capable of working with a team to solve problems
  • Eager to learn and grow
  • Sense of urgency
  • Flexible mindset
  • Project Management experience
    • CapEx projects (10K to $1.5M)
    • Facility Layouts
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Bachelors degree in relevant Engineering field
  • Minimum 5-7+ years related experience.
  • Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, AutoCAD


Preffered experience:

  • Strong project management skills with the ability to lead cross-functional teams
  • 2D CAD
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Greater Business knowledge (Understanding of some financials/Supply Chain/Quality/etc.)
  • Experience in Industrial IoT technologies, data anlytics, and visualization tools
  • Programming Knowledge (PLC, HMI, etc.)


Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

  • All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
  • This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.




What does Knorr Brake Company have to offer you?

- Competitive Health Benefits, including Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision and Virtual visits
- Company-paid Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
- Company-paid Short-Term Disability Coverage
- Voluntary life, Disability and other Supplemental coverages
- Identity Theft and Legal Protection benefits
- Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
- Health Savings Accounts
- 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.
- Generous Paid Time Off
- Paid “KBC Cares” Volunteer Time Off
- 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