INTERN, Design Validation 

LOCATION: Westminster / Maryland (US-MD), United States | BRAND: Knorr Brake Company | REQUISITION ID: 5094 | JOB GRADE:0  | 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!



Internships have a lasting impact on our team at Knorr Brake Company The summer internship program provides the opportunity to make big contributions that help us deliver advanced transit rail solutions now and in the future. We value innovation, team players, and people with the passion to dig in when presented with new opportunities. We work hard and we play hard; we have a number of community events and fun activities that foster a positive, people-first environment.  When it comes down to it, being a KBC employee means walking onto most any rail transit car in the country and knowing you were a part of making that train stop safely, the doors open reliably, and the interior environment the most comfortable it can be.


You will work as an individual and as part of a project team, while receiving regular feedback in preparation for a final presentation to company leaders.


The KBC Design Validation Intern is a key position that will assist in various activities to support the Testing and Commissioning Department in operating efficiently. 


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

  • Assisting Design Validation personnel in the design, fabrication, and validation of System functional Test Racks.  This includes the design and fabrication of mechanical and electrical components.
  • Assisting Design Validation personnel in the design, fabrication, validation, and performance of component qualification/investigative tests.  As experience is gained, the candidate will take over responsibility of these tasks and handle them from start to finish.
  • Assist with day-to-day activities of the Design Validation Department in a wide variety of tasks across the Brakes, Doors, and HVAC business units. Use skills learned to troubleshoot and investigate issues that may arise in the lab.
  • Must be able to comply with quality, product safety, and HSE rules and regulations. Be energy conscious, if applicable.



  • Technical Capacity
  • Open minded and willing to take direction
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Organization Skills
  • Time Management
  • Problem Solving


Work Environment
This job operates in a split-environment between an office and a test lab. For the office, this role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers and phones. For the test lab, this role routinely uses hand tools, power tools, and test equipment.


Required Education and Experience

Current College Student


Preferred Education

Engineering field of study

GPA 3.0 or higher

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