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Wabtec Corporation Mechanic in Albia, Iowa

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at: .

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

We are the doers. The leaders. The makers. Our teams are hungry to make history, acting with integrity to relentlessly improve people’s lives. It’s time to stop dreaming about the future; let’s build it together.

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Wabtec Company is expanding and recruiting for Mechanics for our team that rebuilds locomotives for trains!


  • Inspect, troubleshoot, repair, rebuild install, and maintain various mechanical components for locomotives (such as fuel and water pumps, control valves, governors, distributors, and windshield wiper motors using mechanics hand tools)

  • Safely set up, operate, adjust and qualify mechanical devices in operation including grinders, control instruments, and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts.

  • Dismantle devices to gain access to and remove defective parts, using hoists, cranes, hand tools, and power tools.

  • Torque crab nuts, head nuts, basket bolts, exhaust stacks, and rocker arm nuts.

  • Time all injectors and valves, sets racks, and verifies pointers.

  • Check turbo, idler backlash, and AR-10 bearings.

  • Dress locomotive cabs, such as removing and re-installing subflooring, seats, and liners.

  • Operate overhead cranes, truck cranes, forklifts, and cutting tools as needed in a safe and conscientious manner.

  • Diagnose, repair, and maintain equipment as required.

  • Handle, store, and dispose of waste materials in compliance with Waste Streams Management Standard Operating Procedure.

This list is not exhaustive and other duties can and will be assigned at Management’s discretion.


  • Ability to lift to 40 lbs. with or without assistance.

  • Regular standing, walking, grasping, stooping, bending, kneeling, and squatting for extended periods of time.

  • Regular ascending/descending stairs, ladders. Enter/exit locomotives, rail cars/well cars. Work on a ladders and scaffoldings with use of hand tools. Carry or hold parts.

  • Ability to perform work on uneven surfaces, elevated surfaces, and from various heights, including making inspections and repairs on top of locomotives and rail cars/well cars.

  • Ability to perform work in conditions that include loud noises, confined spaces, various temperatures (hot and cold environments), fumes, dust, and on and around heavy moving machinery.

  • Ability to crawl and perform work in tight spaces with use of hand tools and carrying or holding parts.

  • Wear personal protective equipment such as hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses and steel toe boots.

  • Ability to operate tools and equipment such as hand tools, measuring instruments, overhead crane, and forklift.

  • Ability to use arms and hands to perform activities involving carrying, holding, grasping, twisting/turning, and pushing/pulling and reaching above shoulder level.


  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 1+ years as mechanic

  • Fluency in reading, speaking, and understanding English

  • Must be 18 years of age or older


  • Diesel mechanical knowledge preferred.

  • Thorough knowledge of (or ability to quickly learn) O.E.M. maintenance instructions and procedures and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) rules.

  • Able to read and understand safety and environmental rules, technical manuals, work reports, specifications, schematics, and drawings. Follow oral instructions in English to determine work assignments and materials and equipment needs.

  • Good problem-solving skills and attention to detail and ability to manage deadlines.

Ability to work overtime to support production demands.

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.