Bender Technician at wabtec in Knoxville, Tennessee

Posted in Other 6 days ago.





Job Description:

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: http://www.WabtecCorp.com.


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.



Job Purpose/Scope: The purpose of this job is to bend rail and straighten rail.



Essential Duties:



Follow all company and plant safety rules


Promote and maintain plant 5s program


Follow and fulfill all QC requirements and work instructions


Operating other necessary equipment and performing tasks necessary to complete parts to specifications.


Review of finished assemblies & parts to ensure accuracy against drawings and bill of materials


Report fabrication issues and assist in resolution as required


Perform other duties as requested by the department manager.


Use blueprints and design sketches to ensure the proper dimensions and tolerance levels of the finished product.


Verifies settings by measuring offsets and bends dimensions from drawings and charts.


Assist the Switch Point and Frog Department.



Supervision Received and Given: Minimal supervision received; assist with training Bender Tech 1.



Educational Requirements:


High School Diploma/GED diploma or vocational school equivalent


Preferred: trade certification



Experience/Knowledge/Skills:


  • Good written and verbal skills

  • Minimum 2-4 years experience in fabrication with the ability to learn

  • Must know how to read tape measure, calipers, and calibrated gauges.

  • Must be able to convert fractions and decimals

  • Must be able to work with min or no supervision

  • Must be able to trouble shoot problems and solve with ideas and experience.


Specialized Working Conditions and % Travel:



Candidate must be willing to work any shift and be able to lift 70 lb


All salaried new hires must be fully vaccinated or be willing to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by date of hire to be considered for U.S.-based job, where permitted by applicable law and subject to requests for accommodation. Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the one dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.


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.



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