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Brakes Assembler 

LOCATION: Westminster / Maryland (US-MD), United States | BRAND: Knorr Brake Company | REQUISITION ID: 1379 | JOB GRADE:09 



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!



Assemble components such as sub-assemblies, brake units, door motor drives, wiring harness, and detail parts working at assembly bench. 


Essential Functions

  • Prepares work to be accomplished by studying assembly instructions, blueprint specifications and parts lists; gathering parts, subassemblies, tools and materials. 
  • Positions parts and subassemblies by using templates or reading measurements.
  • Assembles components by examining connections for correct fit; fastening parts and subassemblies. 
  • Verifies specifications by measuring completed component. 
  • Resolves assembly problems by altering dimensions to meet specifications; notifying supervisor to obtain additional resources. 
  • Provide support and assistance to other technicians and team members, as directed, and any other duties as assigned by the Cell Leader or Sr. Personnel.
  • 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 Capacity

  • Controls and instrumentation 
  • Mechanical Aptitude: equipment maintenance, mechanical inspection tools and tooling 
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making (in making job decisions, the incumbent is guided by policy, routine and procedures)


Core Competencies

  • Efficiency (timely completion of tasks)
  • Plans, prioritizes, and completes tasks in an appropriate manner
  • Performs tasks efficiently and effectively and meets deadlines
  • Works towards achieving targets
  • Open to new, efficient ways of working and seeks ways to improve them
  • Punctual 

Quality (consistently delivering products and services in compliance with expectations and standards, diligently executing tasks while keeping promises and dealing with difficulties and disruptions)

  • Works very diligently
  • Delivers appropriate work results / attention to detail
  • Communicates issues and defects
  • Contributes to high-quality results

Methodology (means the ability to analyze situations, make decisions within scope of the job, act cost-consciously, recognizes the effect of their performance within the company, demonstrate commitment to customers and services, work in a safe manner, work independently)

  • Obtains information necessary to perform tasks
  • Carefully looks at information from various sources before making decisions
  • Participates in reducing costs (LEAN methodology)
  • Acts in the interest of internal and external customers / communicates appropriately 
  • Abides by all safety rules, policies and guidelines

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)

  • Able to adapt quickly to new tasks and working conditions
  • Shows dedication and willingness to contribute to the company’s success
  • Motivated and works diligently 
  • Embraces responsibility and accountability 

Teamwork (successful cooperation with others in the execution of joint tasks, sharing of information, respectful to others and inclusive attitude)

  • Behaves cooperatively and respectfully
  • Promotes collaborative work environment


Required Education

High School Diploma


Required Experience

0-2 Years Relevant Experience


Work Environment:

Sitting, standing, walking, crouching, kneeling, pushing/pulling, etc.

Maximum lifting/carrying: 50 lbs

What does Knorr Brake Company have to offer you? 

  •  A rich, competitive Health Benefit plan including a wellness program that cuts your benefit premiums down to a fraction of the original cost
  • 401(k) Plan with a 50% Company Match for the first 6% deferred plus additional safe harbor and discretionary company contributions
  • Company Paid Life and Disability Benefits
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Educational Assistance Program
  • Paid Personal Time Off and Volunteer Time Off
  • 12 Company Paid Holidays
  • Monthly Employee Welfare Events and Volunteer Opportunities
  • Free Passes to Baltimore Zoo and Aquarium, Free Tee Times at local golf courses, and Free Gym Membership
  • Celebree Learning Center Westminster childcare discount
  • Exclusive access to travel, theme park and other attractions discounts
  • Automotive Discounts
  • Cellular service discounts
  • Special pricing on BJ’s Wholesale annual membership
  • PNC Workplace Banking and First Financial Credit Union member perks
  • Additional local business discounts

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore