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Wabtec Corporation - Wacol, QLD

Manufacturing & Industrial
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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.

This role will report to the National Operations Manager and work closely with the OHV Management Team while operating independently to coordinate day to day tasks at the Wacol and Welshpool facilities. In addition, you will lead a team of tradespersons, directing and controlling their performance and outcomes to ensure the product is delivered to the customer’s expectations.

In this role you will ensure safety and quality standards are maintained for all production jobs with a focus on Quality, Delivery, Safety and Cost. You will be working closely with the management team in delivering the goals and objectives, as set by management and the business In this role you will be required to analyse and present on a wide range of operational metrics including, but not limited to :performance, continuous improvements and projects to the wider management team.


  • Facilitate morning CCC Meetings focussing on; Quality, Safety and Delivery including WIP coordination and labour for that day.
  • Actively maintain WIP sheet to include incoming, outgoing WIP with dates, financial estimates/actuals and labour hours ensuring information is accurate and readily available for use by the management team
  • Coordinate team members to effectively deliver quality products on time and in full to customer requirements
  • Act as the focal point for customer queries and communications and the day to day planning and product realisation.
  • Facilitate strip report generation and quotation/depot repair management in Business ERP to reflect strip report and inventory outcomes.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to team members on technical queries for OHV product line working with Wabtec engineering and local field service support.
  • Promote safety awareness and a strong safety culture for workshop operations, fostering a “safety first” culture with a drive towards open reporting and risk mitigation.
  • Collaborate with leadership and team members to deliver projects, help improve process efficiency (Continuous improvement), drive production gains and manage change through a change management process.
  • Responsible for implementing and following procedures set by the Quality Management System and following and implementing directives from management and the Quality Leader.
  • Creating a quality centric culture with a drive towards open reporting, continuous improvement and 5S.
  • Ensure the NCR process is followed and documented when issues are raised or found via internal external and assist in the corrective and preventative actions through leading root cause investigations and process re-engineering.
  • Assist and provide support and technical knowledge in the development and review of documentation including Travellers, WI’s, SOP’s and SRA’s
  • Responsible for implementing and following procedures set by the EHS Management System and following and implementing directives from management and the EHS leader.
  • Utilizing Gensuite to track safety observations, actions and incidents and driving team to raise concerns.

  • Trade qualifications in either Mechanical or Electrical background
  • Relevant post trade qualifications, tickets and leadership experience will be considered favorably
  • Flexibility with work hours.
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to applying safe work practices
  • Significant trade or industry experience
  • Demonstrability to prioritise workloads. Must be able to work as part of a team, with or without supervision.
  • Abide by all company Policies and Procedures.
  • Participate in workplace inspections and safe work observations.
  • Ensure mandatory PPE is applied.
  • Must comply with mandatory random drug & alcohol testing.
  • Lead toolbox talks and workplace safety meetings.
  • Undertake training required for the position.
  • Microsoft Office skills.
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.