Mechanical Engineer 

LOCATION: Westminster / Maryland (US-MD), United States | BRAND: Knorr Brake Company | REQUISITION ID: 4384 | JOB GRADE:15  | ON-SITE/REMOTE: Hybrid 



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 Mechanical Engineer is primarily responsible for the execution of the design and development of pneumatic and/or hydraulic brake components/assemblies, including brake control units, hydraulic units, Air Supply Units, brake discs, calipers, tread brakes, track brakes and controls for passenger rail transit vehicles.

The primary objectives of this position are to develop the braking components on-time, per the customer specification, and to release high quality, accurate technical documentation.

Mechanical Engineers are responsible for aspects of their assigned products, including design, generation of test procedures, troubleshooting test failures, and manufacturing, quality, and purchasing support.


Additional Essential Functions:

1. Generate component and assembly designs based on customer and internal specifications
2. Validating customer specifications and coordinating commentary with the departments
3. Conducting the installation investigation of the brake units
4. Creating 3D models of the brake units for the customers
5. Create and maintain bill of materials
6. Creating internal development orders (REDs)
7. Assisting the new product development process by participating in design meetings
8. Specifying and reaching agreement on the drafts of the installation investigations with the relevant series-production development departments
9. Assisting the customer, sales and aftermarket with short-term enquiries
10. Generate and validate Acceptance Test Procedures
11. Development of purchase specifications/requirements
12. Provide manufacturing, purchasing, and quality support
13. Generate change documentation to update engineering documents
14. Monitor/assure component designs are specification compliant
15. Monitor and provide input to project schedules
16. Support review of manuals for the Technical Publications Department
17. Other responsibilities as defined by the Manager of Mechanical Engineering


Competencies: Technical

o For work on complex projects:
 Manufacturing practices
 Value engineering
 Reliability, maintainability, safety and human factors
 CAD Modeling
 Electrical/electronics 
 Knowledge and practical understanding of brake or similar equipment and principles
 Hands on experience with mechanical systems
 Hands-on experience with electro-mechanical systems
 Configuration/Change Control
      Proficient in Creo 4.0+ / Windchill


Competencies: Core

• Analytical-thinking & decision-making
o Estimate costs
o BOM structuring
o Strategic decision making with respect to design and manufacturing
• Organization
o Must understand and practice good organization and configuration management skills
• Risk assessment

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.)

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore