Expert/Coordinator Painting

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Date: 29-Dec-2021

Location: Brugge, Belgium

Company: Alstom

Req ID:143481 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   

If you are ambitious and motivated, this is the opportunity to start a career of

Expert/Coordinator Painting based in Bruges, Belgium




Validates new processes (painting, gluing, sealing) before production start, with regard to technology, technique and equipment.





  • Determination of the design/manufacturing requirements.
  • Review of the product requirements.
  • Review of the design in function of corrosion protection.
  • Validates new processes of surface treatment, bonding and sealing before starting production, taking into account:
  • All industrial aspects:
    • installations and equipment.
    • lead times and cadences.
    • working conditions in the industrial environment (temperature, humidity, working position of the operator, accessibility, …).
    • products and processes used (paints, adhesives, sealants, etc.).
    • evaluation of the capability of the processes: are the requirements (average and spread of the, filler thickness, paint layer thickness, ...) feasible in an industrial chain.
  • Safety, health.
  • Environment.
  • Productivity.
  • Quality.
  • Validation of the subcontractors.
  • Defining installations and equipment.
  • Defining the materials to be used.
  • Monitor the painting quality.
  • Monitoring the process parameters.
  • Conduct research regarding new technologies, equipment and materials.
  • Preparing painting audits.
  • Create and validate recovery procedures.
  • Participation in design and method reviews.
  • Prepares the technical documentation for the production in addition to and in support of the work instructions (procedures).
  • In the event of deviating process parameters in current, validated processes (technologies, techniques, equipment), which have been identified during Q-audits, investigate the causes and consequences, make technical assessments and make proposals to adjust the process and to correct.
  • Follow the market evolution (specialist literature, trade fairs, joint development with suppliers) with regard to new technologies – techniques – equipment to ensure that the site is at all times the most efficient for this specific process.
  • Makes proposals regarding investments with the aim of improving processes.
  • Creates training programs and provides training for the implementation of new processes or for the maintenance of company knowledge.




  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in a relevant role in transport industry (railway industry is definitely a nice to have);
  • Good knowledge on standards related to special processes and material knowledge;
  • Knowledge domains: Chemistry, Connection technology (Glue), Surface treatment (Paint);
  • Specific business specialization: European adhesive engineer (EAE-DVS/EWF 3309), Corrosion Prevention (NACE), Standards;
  • Fluent Dutch and good English are a must have.


An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   



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