Vehicle Technician

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Date: 2 Jul 2024

Location: Baltimore, MD, US

Company: Alstom

We are looking for an Vehicle Technician for our Martins Airport, Maryland facility. 

In your role as a Vehicle Technician, you will: 

Responsible for all phases of diagnostics, testing, commissioning, and maintaining railcar systems. 


Primary Activities and Responsibilities 

  • Analyzes and finds solutions to various malfunctions (mechanical, electrical, electronic, propulsion, communications, pneumatics, HVAC, etc.) 

  • Uses manual and power tools, as well as diagnostic equipment, such as multi-meters, digital volt meters (DVMs), scopes, meggers, highpots, ampmeters, function generators, laptops, etc. 

  • Reads blueprints and schematics to assess type of repairs to be performed. 

  • Perform equipment work order management using asset management database.   

  • Works both independently and as part of a team with other technicians to troubleshoot all rail car systems, replace defective parts, rewire faulty circuitry, and upload/upgrade operating software via laptop link. 

  • Follows all safety protocols, and ensures that work is done in compliance with FRA, Bombardier and customer’s regulations. 

  • Communicates with customer representatives, vendors and internal contacts. 

  • Complete qualification testing and commissioning of vehicles. 

  • Performs maintenance activities to ensure compliance to all applicable standards – FRA, OEM, etc.  

  • Operate locomotive, passenger coaches and prime mover as part of team to move rail equipment.  

  • Additional duties as assigned.  


Minimum Qualifications 

  • High School diploma/GED  

  • 18 years of age or older    

  • Valid Driver's License  


Preferred Qualifications 

  • 1-2 years in similar role 

  • Associates Degree from an accredited technical college preferred or equivalent experience  


Basic Competencies 

  • Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications--both general and technical)  


  • Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)  

  • Mechanical, electrical, electronic, communications, pneumatics and propulsion aptitude. 

  • Experience reading and interpreting blueprints  

  • Must be able to obtain Qualified Maintenance Person (QMP) designation and qualification 

  • Need to meet regulatory medical qualifications to qualify for Maintenance Facility Engineer and Maintenance Facility Conductor  

  • Driving record needs to be absent any moving convictions for alcohol or substance abuse within the previous 36 months 

  • Must have basic proficiency with Windows software and Microsoft Office Suite applications (i.e., Outlook) 


Physical Requirements 

  • Heavy work, lifting up to 40 pounds occasionally and up to 100 pounds on a rare basis  

  • Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/balance/climb on a regular basis 

  • Push/pull/grip/carry on a regular basis 

  • Demonstrate auditory and visual acuity 

  • Exposure to equipment that intensifies the heat factor on an occasional basis  


Employment Conditions  

  • Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries  

  • Wear protective equipment such as hearing protection, safety-toe boots, or safety glasses  

  • Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime and various shift work  

  • Complete annual training and pass safety rules examination  

  • May require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol  

  • Must pass all required assessments  

  • May require a post-offer medical examination, including drug 


Environmental Conditions 

Work outside in all weather conditions in confined spaces, and on occasion at elevated heights. 

Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 


Nearest Major Market: Baltimore

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