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Mechanical Engineer 

LOCATION: Westminster / Maryland (US-MD), United States | BRAND: Knorr Brake Company | REQUISITION ID: 368 | JOB GRADE:15 



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!



We are seeking an experienced HVAC Product Design and Development Mechanical Engineer from either the Rail or Commercial HVAC Industry. The HVAC engineer is responsible for the design of frames, component installation, piping installation, developing the wiring and conduit installation within unitized HVAC unit for rail vehicles, in cooperation with the HVAC System Engineer and the Electrical Engineer. Mechanical design of external control boxes containing microprocessor control units, contactors, relays, or similar equipment will also be within the responsibility of the HVAC Mechanical Engineer.


Responsible for all aspects of their assigned products, including design, generation of Shock and Vibration test procedures, and manufacturing, quality, purchasing and field support.


Essential Functions

  • Generate component and assembly designs based on customer and internal specifications.
  • Create bill of materials and keep updated.
  • Generate and validate Shock and Vibration Test Procedures.
  • Provide manufacturing, purchasing, RAMS and quality support.
  • Qualification of mechanical engineering design, including generating shock and vibration type test procedures and reports.
  • Development of purchase specifications/requirements.
  • Generate change documentation to update engineering documents
  • Review customer specifications.
  • Monitor/assure component designs are specification compliant.
  • Support review of manuals for the Technical Publications Department.
  • Must be able to comply with quality, product safety, and HSE rules and regulations. Be energy conscious, if applicable.



Engineering Principles: Broad experience and good theoretical knowledge of engineering principles:

  • Strength of materials
  • Proficient in machine design
  • Manufacturing practices
  • Welding design as per AWS
  • Sheet metal design/manufacturing
  • Value engineering
  • Reliability, maintainability, safety and human factors
  • Drawings execution as per ASME Y14 Series


To be successful you will need to have demonstrated knowledge, attributes or experience in:

  • Must be able to clearly define requirements and expectations to others (Project Manager, Customer, Engineers, Purchasing, etc.) as well as have strong written communication skills.
  • Must be able to read a large volume of material (usually customer specifications) and ascertain the salient points
  • Manage multiple and conflicting priorities
  • Estimating costs and risk assessments.
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting abilities
  • Must be able to work well in a team environment both internally and with customers.
  • Must understand and practice good organization and configuration management skills, BOM structuring and Configuration/Change Control
  • Computer Competence in the following: Proficient with excel, word and PowerPoint, 3D modeling (NX), Windchill
  • Provide recommendations of developing new product lines in order to fulfill customers requirements.



Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering



  • 5-7 years of experience in HVAC development


Preferred Experience

  • 7-10 years of experience
  • Knowledge and practical understanding of HVAC equipment and principles
  • Hands on experience with mechanical systems
  • Hands-on experience with electro-mechanical systems


What does Knorr Brake Company have to offer you? 

- Competitive Health Benefits, including Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision and Video visits
- Company-paid Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
- Company-paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Coverage
- Accident Insurance
- Health and Dependent Care FSAs
- 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.
- Paid “KBC Cares” Volunteer Time Off
- Vacation and Sick/Administrative Leave
- 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