Job Locations:
Pittsburgh, PA
Erie, PA
Chicago, IL

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.


Preferred location is Pittsburgh, PA; Erie, PA or Chicago, IL. Open to alternative remote locations.

How will you make a difference?

The HR Systems (HRIS) Senior Analyst supports and enables the strategy and development of HR systems and providing on-going system support for the HR eco-system with specific focus on Payroll, Time and Attendance and Benefits.  The HR Systems (HRIS) Senior Analyst partners with HR directors and their customers to analyze work process design and flow, improve processes and leverage the return on technological capabilities.  The HR Systems (HRIS) Senior Analyst builds project plans, ensures adherence to project schedules, maintains a systems orientation, and can work effectively with peers to set technology priorities and conduct long-term planning.  This position also serves as a technical point-of-contact for the assigned functional area and assists subject matter experts with ensuring data integrity, testing of system changes, report writing and analyzing data flows for process improvement opportunities.  The HR Systems (HRIS) Senior Analyst also supports HRMS upgrades, patches, testing and other technical projects as assigned.

What do we want to know about you?

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent education and/or experience.

  • At least 5+ years of related HRIS experience.

  • 8+ years of experience with configuring, coding, and implementing system solutions within Workday USA Payroll required, experience with other HR systems HCM, PeopleSoft, Kronos, Oracle, and/or ADP preferred, in a global, multi-tenant environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Substantial experience in system and process supporting Human Resources in core HRM/HR Administration, payroll, timekeeping, learning management, benefits, and talent acquisition within a large, complex enterprise, ideally across a range of geographies and segments.

  • Knowledge of HR processes and terminology.

  • Experience in systems management and reporting tools, such as MS Access and Excel or the equivalent combination of education and/or related experience.

  • Experience supporting and implementing mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures supporting Human Resources and/or HR systems.

  • Experience in supporting and leading pieces of large-scale projects and initiatives.

  • Should have basic to intermediate knowledge and abilities with Microsoft Suite; intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel/Sheets and Access.

  • Experience with Workday HCM, Security, Business Processes, Configuration, and Integrations. Experience preferred, but not required in Workday modules such as, Recruiting, Performance Management, and Compensation Management.

  • Must be an effective communicator with internal and external individuals at all levels. Excellent communication skills with strong ability to motivate and influence without direct authority.

  • Ability to articulate complex systems and processes to a wide array of people with different skills sets and base knowledge. This includes spoken, written, electronic, and presentation skills.  

  • Ability to collaborate with team members, cross functionally teams and business partners at all levels. Shares diverse thoughts, learns from others, shares resources, knowledge and shifts workloads flexibly.

  • Able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Able to analyze results at a micro and macro level and present findings.  

  • Makes routine decisions following established policies and procedures; collaborates with manager to gain assistance when complex issues arise.

What will your typical day look like?

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and continually evolving deep functional and technical experience in support of disciplines across Human Resources with a focus on Payroll, Benefits, Time Tracking, and  Absence.

  • Provides insight, recommendations and develop processes and best practices as it relates to the HRIS system.

  • Remains current on HR systems’ functionality and actively seeks ways in which to leverage them.

  • Responsible for business process development, improvement, configuration, releases, testing, maintenance, and implementation within Workday and other systems.

  • Responsible for developing and enhancing strong partnerships/collaboration with departments to gather information and translate that into a business process/system functionality that both aligns with the needs of the business and keeps the end user experience in mind.

  • Provides support for our internal department and SMEs as it relates to systems, best practices, processes, access and reporting needs.

  • Acts as an administrator for the HRIS systems. This includes troubleshooting and resolving technical issues.

  • Manages audit and quality control processes for maintaining data integrity and security of HRIS.

  • Develops and maintains system documentation, processes, and procedures.

  • Answers/responses to escalated questions, requests, education, and errors from the Service Now ticket system and other communication methods in a timely matter.

  • Continuously monitor tasks and project assignments to ensure project schedule is being met and schedule and scope changes are addressed.

  • Perform a variety of system and process functions such as complex query and report creation, development, problem solving, configuration, testing, prototyping, and escalations with vendors.

  • Provide creative solutions and options that enhance the end-user experience while ensuring high data quality, cost-effective, and supportability.

  • Participate in establishing implementation plan and milestones for go-live adjusting schedule as necessary which includes ensuring all problems and issues are identified and resolved with procedures and training in place for post go-live support.

  • Manage customer expectations through scope control, quality level, cost impacts, resources impact, and timeline considerations.

This role is also eligible for a performance bonus. More information on offered benefits, which include health, welfare, and retirement, is available at mywabtecbenefits.com.

Wabtec will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the U.S. for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable) and fitness for duty test (as applicable).


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.