Supplier Quality Serial Life Engineer

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Date: 13 Nov 2023

Location: Bucharest, B, RO

Company: Alstom


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 

Job title: Supplier Quality Serial Life Engineer  


For almost 30 years, Alstom has been an innovative pioneer playing an important role in Romania’s transition towards a modern and sustainable railway transport. From state-of-the-art digital rail control, to infrastructure and electrification projects, along with metro trains and the long-term maintenance of the metro fleet in the country’s capital city Bucharest, Alstom is constantly making a difference in the mainline and urban rail transport in Romania.

Through the diversity and complexity of its projects, Alstom is a very attractive employer for the young generations of Romanian specialists, giving them a unique chance to professionally grow in an international environment with access to worldwide knowledge and capabilities. 



  • Apply and deploy Serial Supplier Quality Assurance policy in collaboration with Procurement.
  • Responsible for Non-Conformity Report management and Supplier performance for a precise scope of suppliers/projects for all projects in D&IS Romania
  • Perform inspections with customer for D&IS projects (FAT/FAI – from preparation to performance and follow up of actions and deliverables achievement)
  • Manage Quality performance of assigned Suppliers
  • Manage Incoming Inspection activities when appointed SQ inspection leader for the given site
  • GSI Key user role for AT Romania
  • Follow up Railway Safety Requirements completion for ATRO D&IS suppliers




SQ Serial Performance management
Non- Conformities Management:

  • Responsible for Non-Conformity day-to day management, insuring reactivity to inform supplier of Non-Conformity Report (NCR), to replace defective parts and to implement securization.
  • Animate Non-Conformities Report treatment by setting-up relevant actions plan to reach Non-Conformity Report (NCR) target.
  • Invoice the Cost Of Non-Quality (CONQ S1) to the suppliers.
  • Ensure management of Supplier’s waiver requests for assigned scope and Suppliers

Containment actions:

  • Organize the retrofit to be performed by the supplier.
  • Decide quality wall if necessary
  • Follow up of the containment action up to solving and reporting to site their completion.

Solving issues & Continuous Improvement:

  • Secure in a timely manner strong and complete supplier containment actions plan to secure the Manufacturing line
  • Challenge our suppliers to enforce relevant corrective and preventive action plan, challenge reactivity.
  • Coordinates with Field Quality team to check the effectiveness of the corrective and preventive action plan of the Supplier, ask for evidences, challenge them and perform supplier’s visit. Ensure control plan sustainability (regular follow-up on main suppliers).
  • Set up and manage Supplier improvement roadmap for non-performing Suppliers according to Supplier Quality escalation process (Green / Yellow / Red status)
  • Organize reviews with suppliers and visit suppliers’ premises as necessary
  • Follow up the deliverables needed for Business awards and action plans completion from the business awards
  • Follow up the completion of the necessary deliverables to comply with AFER – Railway safety requirements (OMT 290:2000) according to FIDIC consultant requests ( in coordination/collaboration with Project Quality & Safety Managers)


Inspection of SPL parts:

  • Ensure performance of inspection for parts according  Supplier Part List
  • Check the effectiveness of the corrective and preventive action plan of the supplier (ask for evidences, challenge them, and perform supplier’s visit do supplier’ visit). Ensure control plan sustainability (regular follow-up on main suppliers).
  • For ‘trusted’ suppliers: to take part of the Return Of experience (REX) analysis.
  • Issues the planning for the FAT’s/FAI’s of the project according to the project needs and follows the results recording by the PrQSM and SPQD Manager
  • Can execute FAT’s/FAI’s  for selected suppliers as agreed with the PrQSM and SPQD Manager


Top Issues Dashboard:

  • Prepare and monitor supplier Quality review at unit level to tackle the Top issues.
  • Accountable of the  SQ roadmap deployment acc. APSYS Requirement (including reporting and self assessment)
  • AFER Status for the suppliers critical for the project
  • FAT planning performance
  • Subcontractor performance follow up results
  • NCR closing time and critical suppliers progress


  • GSI/SQP Key user:
  • Manage access and training in GSI/SQP for all quality community
  • Takes action to deploy GSI/SQP requirements and correct deviation if case
  • Participates to the GSI/SQP Quality network community
  • Act as Key user to report and send feedback of the issues of the tool


Performance measurements:

  • Complete inspections (FAI/FAT/Incoming) within allocated target lead time and ensure priority inspections are completed on time
  • Accuracy and correct defect characterization in Non-conformities and related ERP tasks (blocking stock, tasking, etc.)
  • Ensure set up and implementation of continuous performance improvement actions with a regular analysis of downward trend in quantity of NCRs detected after incoming inspection during the production cycle (non-functional issues only)
  • Manage Incoming Inspection activities when appointed SQ Referent for the given site (D&IS Bucharest sites)


LOCATION & MOBILITY: Site and travel to suppliers’ site for FAI, FAT, Subcontractor performance follow up, audits

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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