Supplier Product Quality Engineer

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Date: 6 Jul 2024

Location: Barcelona, B, ES

Company: Alstom

At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, 80,000 lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


Could you be the full-time Supplier Product Quality Engineer in Santa Perpetua de Mogoda (Barcelona) we’re looking for?

Your future role

Take on a new challenge and apply your supplier quality (SQA) expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll work alongside young and proactive teammates.

You'll deliver the project quality activities for purchased parts & ensure that suppliers’ product & process developments satisfy contract requirements. Day-to-day, you’ll work closely with teams across the business (production, procurement), monitor quality during the development phase of the supplier's product/process and ensure compliance with Alstom requirements and much more.

You’ll specifically take care of delivering project quality activities for critical purchased parts for your commodity from the release of the first Supplier Part List till the obtention of a positive First Article Inspection (FAI* with Go status): define & deploy the Part Approval Process/Supplier Product Quality Development cycle and contribute to all DFQ* milestones for the purchased part (descending and mounting phases of the V-cycle.

We’ll look to you for:

  • Ensure with the project team that Quality Alstom requirements are respected by the supplier before the “Go Order” milestone (Quality Specification and SPQD Plan clause by clause).
  • Is responsible of the Go/NoGo decision for “Go Production”, “Go for First Train Validation” and “FAI”, relying on inputs from Engineering for the product validation.
  • Follow-up of the supplier deliverables through the dedicated portal: Supplier Quality Portal (SQP).
  • Perform handover to Supplier Quality Serial Life (after FAI Go + first 3 successful deliveries)
  • Trigger the supplier escalation process when SPQD deliverables are at risks & animate problem solving.
  • Evaluate the maturity level of the supplier through the study of FMEA’s, control plan, skills matrix, work instructions, etc.
  • Contribute to the solving of critical non-conformities and issues with suppliers, including warranty issues when escalated. In charge of Non Conformity problem solving until FAI Go and handover performed.
  • Perform regular reporting of your activities (Based on: DFQ gates preparation and status, Readiness reviews always done, FAI GO Right First Time, Open items follow-up, critical supplier monitoring, etc…).
  • Contribute to continuous improvement program
  • Animate return of experience REX for his/her scope, sharing the operational experience and good practices through LLC (lesson learnt cards).
  • Participate in the company's continuous improvement programs (APSYS).


All about you

We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role: 

  • Graduated from Technical or Master Degree level or equivalent
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in Supplier Quality Project or Production
  • Production management, Engineering  or Industrial
  • Fluent in English
  • Quality professional blackground wiht knowledge of quality tools (PFMEA, control plan, QRQC, Quality Wall, etc.)
  • Quality inspection experience within manufactury industry
  • Metallic commodity knowledge
  • Desirable Welding Engineer


Things you’ll enjoy

Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career. You’ll also:

  • Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines
  • Work with cutting-edge projects in rolling stock manufacturing
  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues
  • Contribute to innovative projects
  • Utilise our cooperative working environment
  • Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries
  • Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning
  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive social coverage


You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!

Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 70+ countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.



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