CNC Operator: 3rd Shift

Wabtec Corporation

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Duncan, SC
Third Shift

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

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.

If you are interested in joining our Talent Community, please share your resume with us. When a position that matches your qualifications becomes available it’s that much easier to connect!


The Machining CNC Operator is an important part of the Wabtec Team. The Machining CNC Operator operates the Machining department CNC Machines. Operators work hard to meet department production requirements while putting safety and quality first in all task. They use precision measurement tools such as calipers and micrometers to ensure quality is achieved in every part. A successful operator is responsible for working with Machinist to help setup other machines during the operation of assigned machines while learning and developing skills from machinist.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Feed raw material or parts to semi-automated machines
  • Inspect parts with precision and measuring tools such as calipers and micrometers
  • Assist Machinist in setups of machines during cycle of machines when needed
  • Fix issues that might occur during the shift
  • Check output to spot any machine-related mistakes or flaws
  • Keep records of approved and defective units or final products
  • Debur finished parts
  • Work from a process
  • Foster a Safety first attitude
  • Follow directions from shift supervisors
  • Willingness to learn and develop skills
  • Always looking for process improvements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with management
  • Ability to effectively organize a work area to successfully complete task
  • Maintain a good attitude to keep a positive and productive environment
  • Willingness to work in a team atmosphere
  • Willingness to work overtime as needed
  • Ability to lift 35 lbs regularly
  • Ability and willingness to wear all PPE required by Machine Shop
  • Ability to read blueprints in order to produce consistent and quality parts

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have the ability to learn and develop into CNC Machinist
  • Requires the ability to work without supervision
  • Must be able to read Micrometer, Blue Prints, and Calipers


All WPT employees have the authority to stop the process they are performing, should the process become unsafe or the outputs nonconforming.

Physical Demands: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Employee is regularly required to talk, hear and have daily face-to-face interaction with other employees.
  • Employee is constantly required to stand for 10 hours at a time, with minimal breaks.
  • Employee is constantly required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds.
  • Employee is frequently required to walk, bend, reach outward, and handle materials and tools.
  • Employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, squat and/or kneel.
  • Employee is regularly required to see and observe small handwriting, labels, and components.
  • Employee is occasionally required to climb.
  • Employee is required to operate heavy machinery including cranes.
  • Employee is required to wear safety glasses, steel/composite toe shoes and hearing protection
  • The position requires the employee to be on-site during scheduled shift to perform daily duties and responsibilities.

Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.)

  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled manufacturing environment and occasionally exposed to cold or hot weather conditions. Frequently exposed to load noises and occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals.

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.