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HVAC Test Specialist I 

LOCATION: Westminster / Maryland (US-MD), United States | BRAND: Knorr Brake Company | REQUISITION ID: 1511 | 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!



Perform function testing of HVAC components and systems in a controlled lab environment. Troubleshoot and repair electrical and mechanical failures of HVAC units.


Essential Functions

  • 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
  • Conduct HVAC testing in a safe and efficient manner following established procedures.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot to component level all electrical and mechanical problems.
  • Document all failures and generate reports for Quality data collection.
  • Assist HVAC engineering in prototyping and root cause analysis of equipment failures.
  • Maintain test equipment including calibration and repairs.
  • Provide support and training to team members as directed.


Technical Competencies

  • Working knowledge of HVAC systems including pressure testing, vacuum, and charging of circuits.
  • Ability to read wiring diagrams and schematics.
  • Mechanical Aptitude: Diagnose and repair of various HVAC components.


Core Competencies

 1. 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 
  • Troubleshooting and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel & Word (data entry and report writing).

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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 

5. 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

3-5 Years Relevant Experience 


 Work Environment

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