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Wabtec Corporation Field Service Technician in Boston, Massachusetts

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 looking for a Field Service Technician for Boston.

Job Description

To succeed in this role, you must have:

  • Technical competence in both electrical & mechanical systems;

  • Hands on type of person;

  • Ability to lead temporary manpower is an asset;

  • Integrity & honesty;

  • Accountability;

  • Ability to work unsupervised in transit authority locations;

  • Valid driver’s license.


  • Develop a solid and thorough understanding of all FTNA systems on cars, namely the door system, the brake system, the HVAC system, and the pantograph system and their electrical and mechanical components. Be sure to thoroughly understand and be able to apply the FTNA door adjustment procedure. Be FVR’s representative in front of the rail car builder.

  • Assist the rail car builder (and occasionally the transit authority) with debugging and troubleshooting the FTNA systems (as per contractual agreements between FTNA and the customer) – on an as required basis.

  • Assist the rail car builder during the car commissioning and warranty phases of the project by providing support for the FTNA systems at the transit authority location and at the rail car assembly plant in other locations as required.

  • Troubleshoot both mechanical and electrical problems on the FTNA systems. Confirm the problem identified by the rail car builder. Reproduce the identified problem before undertaking repairs or parts replacements. When possible, validate your findings using the « double swap » troubleshooting method.

  • Identify and isolate defective mechanical and electrical components of the FTNA systems.

  • Repair (if possible) and/or replace defective components of the FTNA systems.



  • High School diploma;

  • Technical certification(s) are an asset.


  • At least 2 years of working as a technician or equivalent;

  • Experience in Mass Transit or Rail is of value.


  • Technical training in both electrical & mechanical systems;

  • Knowledge of the rail industry is an asset;

  • Strong knowledge of PCs / laptops;

  • Strong knowledge of MS excel.


  • Ability to troubleshoot using the laptop as a tool;

  • Ability to perform software downloads;

  • Strong mechanical aptitudes.

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.