Industrial Expert (Painting)

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Date: 26 May 2023

Location: Barcelona, CT, ES

Company: Alstom

Req ID:348681 

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide 




Industrial Expert (Painting Engineer)








Barcelona,Santa Perpetua de la Mogoda.




  • To coordinate the industrial control of the Special Processes (SP) Painting during tender phase, product development, industrialization, manufacturing and warranty.

  • To contribute to technology and activity transfers.




Activities by step of the industrial process:




  • Contribute to tender phase, especially in product design and industrialization to take into account industrial constraints and requirements in order to optimize costs and minimize risks. 


Concurrent Engineering:


  • Contributes during specification and design phases to technical solution decisions associated to special processes.
  • Build the SP REX and interact with product engineering to redirect the design if necessary.




  • Manage industrial risk through Process FMEA and associated improvement action plan.
  • Define requirements and rules for associated tooling necessary to start production.
  • Qualify the product/process pair as well as industrial means to be put in place in line with the design.
  • Support sourcing and SQD teams in the suppliers’ qualification and in quality follow up for suppliers concerned by SP. Contribute to development of local suppliers.
  • Manage evolution of quality control process dedicated to SP.
  • Ensure deployment and validation of new processes in line with project planning
  • Issue relevant documents in the Quality System.
  • Manages technicians that are eventually under his responsibility.
  • Perform Transfer of Technology on SP: documentation, process and means validation, training.




  • Train the workers and EPU managers to execute SP.
  • Ensure continuous training and permanent qualification of the workers to Special Process.
  • Train support functions to business rules linked to Special Process (Engineering, PME, Sourcing, Supply Chain, Quality)


Execution / Serial manufacturing:


  • Guarantees internal control and good application of process rules in line with customers’ requirements.
  • Thus performs internal and external audits.
  • Ensure day to day monitoring of SP business rules and solve issues concerning SP.
  • In case of non-conformity or incident, investigate root causes, finds and implement repair solutions.
  • Demonstrate QDC and EHS improvement linked to SP through efficient action plans. Measure performance linked with site industrial objectives and through APSYS audit for instance.
  • Support Sourcing and Supplier Quality teams during quality crisis.




  • Participate to meetings and working groups of the SP network.
  • Propose improvement ideas and evolution of the business rules of their domain.





In case of major SP quality crisis (major technical risk, safety or financial), the expert must provide to the project manager, factually, a clear problem analysis (root causes, associated risks) and the options to exit the crisis, to enable him taking serenely position.
He has the duty to
control his external communication (written and oral) as it engages the responsibility of AT towards third parties.




Educational Requirements


  • Engineering degree chemical, mechanical, chemical degree or similar.




  • 2 to 5 years’ experience in industrial method

  • Practice the special process in question from 2 to 5 years (execution, definition, qualification)

  • Proven experience working with solvent and water paint systems

  • Proven experience working with aerographic, airless and airmix manual application.

  • Proven experience with robot electrostatic application

  • Proven experience about validation painting test.

  • Has been trained to AT Special Process standard training.

  • Is officially recognised as expert by the Special Process central coordinator

  • Experience in vinyl film technology will be valued



Competencies & Skills


  • Independent, rigorous, good communication.

  • Good teaching skills (able to provide training to a group of trainees).

  • Innovative, participative in business workgroups.

  • Personality: teamwork, reactivity and relational qualities.

  • Stress Tolerance skill & behavior under pressure.

  • Able to read, write and speak English



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. 


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