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Date: 18-Nov-2017

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Company: Alstom

The Railway industry today is characterized by both a strong and sustained growth across the world. The trends that drive this are well known: environmental challenges, population growth, urbanization and increasing demands for mobility.
With 6B€ of Sales and around 30,000 employees based in over 60 countries, Alstom develop & market the most complete range of systems, equipment and services offered today in the railway sector. Today we offer our customers solutions that feature a seamless blend of diverse technologies, ensuring optimal interfaces, along with flexible implementation and real synergy in innovation.

 

Alstom’s approach can be summarized in one word – “fluidity”.  Alstom is a global leader in passenger,

freight and mining rail transportation, signaling, and infrastructure, and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies.  Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides a wide variety of associated maintenance, modernization, overall and refurbishment services and turnkey transportation solutions.  Our 32,000 employees worldwide rigorously apply the Alstom Code of Ethics and work closely with our community of stakeholders to deliver solutions and services that bear the brand of Alstom.  Alstom businesses had sales of €6 billion for the 2014/2015 fiscal year.  Visit www.alstom.com to learn more about our business.

Alstom Transport’s Information Solutions has an opening for a Test and Commissioning Engineer in its Atlanta, Georgia location.  As a Test and Commissioning Engineer, you will perform train control systems test activities in field environments.  

 

Objective

  • Perform train control test activities in the field environment.

 

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

 As a Test and Commissioning Engineer, you will also:

  • Perform system test activities such as breakdown tests, operational and system level tests.  Conduct tests in compliance with company standards, project requirements, relevant test procedures, safety standards.
  • Develop test fixtures and write functional test procedures.
  • Identify operational and technical problems and assist in practical solutions and improvements to system design when appropriate. 
  • Interface with customers, consultants and installation contractors as needed.
  • Act as Lead T&C engineer in directing other test personnel.
  • Perform installation and testing of field modifications.  This may be performed on "live" circuits and on new or existing equipment.
  • Assist in the installation and test of factory and field modifications.  This may be performed on "live" circuits and on new or existing equipment; Assist in the installation and adjustment of various signaling equipment (switch machine, trip stops, track circuits, code systems, Carborne etc).
  • Accurately complete test documentation, data sheets, marking plans, expense reports, daily logs, lost time and discrepancy reports.
  • Maintain location plans to reflect the "as installed or as tested" condition of locations under test.
  • Must maintain highest regard for safety, fail safeness, system reliability and system integrity.

 

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in technical discipline or 8+ years equivalent of related experience testing train control systems
  • 5-7 years of related experience with electronics/ electrical background
  • Previous hands-on experience with test equipment (VOMs, DMMs, voltage meters, oscilloscopes, frequency counters, digital multimeters and signal generators)
  • Working knowledge of signaling products and "vital" and "non-vital" circuit concepts
  • Proven railway safety awareness
  • Proven "trouble shooting" skills for problem identification and resolution
  • Assignments often require work to be performed at odd hours and/or extended shifts.  Work schedules and hours change often.  Working holidays and weekends is not uncommon.  Work conditions are not always desirable
  • Working knowledge in Microsoft Office software
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to travel up to 10% domestically and internationally
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Knowledge of Linux and/or Windows operating systems
  • Knowledge of C++, Visual Basic, and/or Java programming languages
  • Knowledge of software test tools such as Exceed, vmware, subversion

Alstom offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a

uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals.  Our culture supports an environment where

employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and

career mobility.  Alstom recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through

various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs.  Our commitment is to you, the

employee. Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking.  Make switch

to a new track and join Alstom today!

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,

sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Alstom is a drug-free workplace.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and

60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status

as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals

based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover,

these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to

employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual

orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

 

Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

Alstom provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities and

disabled veterans (including but not limited to other protected veterans and individuals with known

physical and mental limitations).  If you need a reasonable accommodation/assistance for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please contact Alstom’s Recruiting Department at careers.us@alstom.com (please use “Accommodation Request” as the subject line)


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