Job Location:
Germantown, MD

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 Summary:

Performs Human Resources related duties at the professional level and may carry out responsibilities in some or all of the following functional areas: employee relations, training, payroll.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Site HR leader for Germantown facility
  • Culture shaper – drives and supports employee engagement in alignment with Wabtec values to promote a positive work environment for employees
  • Manages employee relations for both salaried employees for the Digital Intelligence P&L as well as an hourly employee population within Global Operations
  • Provide employee HRM support for the Train Performance & Automation team as well as our Network Optimization team
    • Includes posting positions, transactional support and recruiting
  • Conducts recruitment effort for all exempt and nonexempt personnel, interns, and temporary employees; supports by writing advertisements in some cases
    • Work collaboratively to post new job opportunities as needed
  • Act as liaison with area temporary agencies, maintaining status of authorized positions within the corporations, invoice approval and reconciliation
  • Meets and greets all new hires and expands on standard new hire orientation
  • Conducts exit interviews and analyzes data and makes recommendations to the management team for corrective action and continuous improvement.
  • Provides guidance on compensation, salary planning and performance management activities
  • Coordinates social activities on site
  • Write, maintain and support a variety of reports or queries utilizing appropriate reporting tools.  Assist in the development of standard reports for ongoing inter-company needs.  Help maintain data integrity in systems by running queries and analyzing data.
  • Develops and maintains all required government reporting (this was all EEO, VETS, and workers comp reporting)
  • Investigates and coordinates all worker compensation claims.  Makes recommendations to management regarding safety.
  • Works closely with manufacturing staff and establishes training goals and objectives.
  • Manages attendance system for hourly employees
  • Responds to employee relation issues such as employee complaints, harassment allegations etc
  • Oversee labor relations for the sites. Ensure alignment with Supply Chain and broader Wabtec labor relations strategy.
  • Serve as the HR Leader for the sites and partner with manager to drive organization-wide initiatives and engage with the plant leadership team to further HR and organizational objectives.
  • Provide coaching, advice, council, and support for Leadership, managers, employees and peers.
  • Act as an impartial advocate to ensure that all individuals receive fair and equitable treatment.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years HR related experience


  • Excellent communications and organization skills are required.
  • Ability to deal with people effectively and tactfully. Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Prioritize multiple tasks successfully
  • Must have excellent computer skills and the ability to learn Workday HRIS and Kronos attendance system.  Must be proficient in Excel, Word and Access.
  • Employee relations experience

Relocation assistance may be provided if eligibility requirements are met.


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.