Who We Are: New York Air Brake has been serving the rail industry since 1890 with innovative train control systems. Headquartered in Watertown, New York, with operations in Nixa & Kansas City, Missouri; Irving, Texas; West Chicago, Illinois and a brand new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Salisbury, North Carolina. Known for innovation, quality, customer focus, and safety, NYAB continues to grow and offer career opportunities in a people-first environment.
This position can be located within an hour of any of our locations (Watertown, NY; Salisbury, NC; West Chicago, IL; Springfield, MO; Riverside, MO or Irving, TX)
The Opportunity: We are seeking highly motivated and technical master in the materials engineering skillset working with the new product development engineering team.
Summary/Objective Chemical/Materials Engineer 5S is a Sr. Engineering position with significant depth and breadth of chemical and materials engineering knowledge and expertise. This is a senior role that will support materials development and chemical processing projects at all New York Air Brake manufacturing sites.
Essential Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Provide specialized analysis and technical guidance on the use of chemicals/materials in product development and manufacturing processes
Serve in a project technical expert/lead role while working with external labs or firms
Develop, execute, and test experimental designs to investigate processing problems or improvements
Monitor how materials perform and determine root causes of product failure.
Evaluate technical specifications and economic factors relating to the design of manufacturing processes and/or products
Specify engineering materials and manufacturing processes
Must understand and support all Quality, Product Safety, and Health/Safety/Environmental/Energy policies.
Must understand and adhere to all relevant statutory or regulatory compliance obligations.
Must understand, support and adhere to the Integrated Management System policies, procedures and instructions.
Must understand and support relevant key performance indicators (KPIs), as defined in the goal tree.
Competencies may include the following, depending on area of specialization:
Expert in materials analysis for robustness, quality, reliability, safety, cost.
Expert in characterization of materials to resolve failures and to enable product enhancements.
Expert in applying new materials and treatments to existing and new products in breakthrough ways to significantly enhance performance
Expert in development of engineering materials and manufacturing processes
Understands imperial and metric units of measure
Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Proficient with NYAB Engineering systems and processes.
Understands Six-Sigma and engineering/quality statistics.
Proficient with scheduling, planning, and program management.
Communication Skills - Comprises the ability to speak, present, write, listen and distribute information effectively and create an environment for open communication.
Analytical Thinking - Refers to collecting, analyzing and structuring information using a wide perspective in order to identify key issues and patterns as well as to drawing conclusions.
Teamwork - Means the ability to work with others and build a positive climate and trusting relationships within teams.
Adaptability & Flexibility - Includes the ability to build networks, work successfully in various, complex, changing and challenging environments and with diverse people.
Creativity & Innovation - Includes creating an atmosphere of openness and curiosity for innovations, providing and implementing inventive ideas that add value.
>12 Years of Relevant Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Chemistry and/or other relevant technical disciplines
Preferred Education and Experience
>20 years of relevant experience
Professional Engineer (PE) license
Supervisory Responsibility This position has 0-1 direct personnel
Work Environment The employee will be required to perform duties on a computer terminal. The employee may be exposed to shop floor conditions, i.e. noise, heat, cold, dust/dirt etc.
Physical Demands The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of an office work environment position.
What We Offer: Competitive salary, generous paid time off (including vacation, sick, personal, and 10 paid holidays, and volunteer time), 401k with up to 6% company match and discretionary additional profit-sharing distribution, full medical-dental-vision benefits, free on-site workout facility, wellness program, various incentive programs, tuition assistance/reimbursement, student loan repayment assistance.
Offers of employment are contingent on pre-employment drug testing and criminal background screening results
New York Air Brake is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to excellence through diversity: EOE/AA/M/F/D/V