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Wabtec Corporation CNC Machinist 3rd Shift in Duncan, South Carolina

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.


Setup and operate multiple CNC machine tools in low volume, high mix, job shop environment. Taking responsibility for all phases of the process from first cut to last completed piece. Executing work according to all safety regulations and maintaining high quality standards aligning with ISO/TS, IRIS, AAR & CMMI requirements

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform setup of machine tool within standard route time

  • Operate multiple machine tools simultaneously

  • Achieve desired productivity based on product cycle time >90%

  • Navigate FANUC controls with knowledge of wear & geometry pages to ensure conformance of product

  • Critically think and trouble shoot to quickly resolve problems and return machine tool to production

  • Use Renishaw Probing system and perform simple functions (Easy Setting)

  • Setup and Operate CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine)

  • Inspect product to engineering blueprints using various gauging

  • Complete and sign off FAI (First Article Inspection)

  • Enter SPC (Statistical Process Control) data and adjust process based on data analysis

  • Perform TPM inspection on equipment as scheduled and complete associated checklist

  • Maintain 5S requirements in designated work cell, performing daily 5S activities

  • Support & Contribute to continuous improvement – SMED, Kaizen, Fixture Design, etc.

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications :

  • Preferably an associate degree in Machine Tool Technology (MTT), High School Diploma, GED, and evidence of relevant/significant work experience.

  • Must have minimum 5 years CNCN experience

  • Must be knowledgeable in basic shop math: Trigonometry, Pythagorean Theorem, etc.

  • Must be able to interpret and edit CNC programing

  • Must be knowledgeable in GD&T, understand identifiers (symbols), inspection methods, etc.

  • Basic rigging principles, crane operation, crane & hoist inspection, and safe practices

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have the ability to plan and execute highly complex work to precision tolerances, allowances, and finishes

  • Must be able to read and interpret complex Engineering blueprints, tool prints and sketches

  • Requires the ability to work without supervision


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 8 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.