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Date: 1 Oct 2023

Location: Hornell, US

Company: Alstom

Req ID:288361 

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 (Job Code):    EPU Manager – IN-ET-02.




The purpose of the job is to Manage all the manufacturing activities for a project(s) of an EPU (Elementary Production Unit) including the responsibilities linked to the position as hierarchical manager for all the operators of the manufacturing organization who belong to the EPU.


Organization structure (job belongs to)


Regions/Countries/Sites/Industrial Organization/Manufacturing


Reports directly to:

Line / Workshop Manager (IN-ET-01)


Other reporting to:

Not applicable


Direct reports:

Operator (IN-ET-03)


Network & Links


  • On a Site
  • Project representatives of Project management/ Engineering/PME/Sourcing/Supply Chain/Quality
  • Site representatives of HR/EHS/APSYS




Worker representatives

Local Suppliers (limited)



The main responsibilities for project execution are.


  • From LGR up to CGR
    • For the activity within the EPU contributes partially to
      • Supply chain set up,
      • Quality plan validation
      • Industrialization activities.
    • For manufacturing preparation of the activity within the EPU
      • Responsible for requests for training & qualification of operators, requests for hiring (internal, external, temporary), requests & requirements for sub-contracting
      • Responsible for the industrial process Hand-over from PME to manufacturing
      • Responsible APSYS deployment preparation
      • Responsible for the operators training (covering manufacturing & self-inspections)
  • As of CGR up to FQA, is responsible for
    • The finalization of manufacturing preparation for activity within the EPU
    • The complete scope of manufacturing activities within the EPU, which also includes
      • Task assignment to operators,
      • Intermediate Handover (EPU level) including intermediate applied configuration (= as manufactured), self-inspections, dynamic checklist, NCR, rework, missing parts, waivers/deviations, incomplete operations,



      • On time, closing of work orders in MES
      • Productive & Nonproductive hours booked in MES of all operators
      • APSYS deployment
    • SQCD performance for the activity in the EPU, and tracking the associated KPI
    • Continuous improvement of SQCD performance of the activity in the EPU
      • Optimizations of the workstation/work center using of APSYS Tools
    • Issues Management for the activity of the EPU
      • Issues are raised in MES on time
      • Contribution to corrective action of the issue (e.g. QRQC)
    • Execution of changes to the product, (if applicable)
    • Contribution to 1st Train(s) /products Manufacturing Feedback to support functions in order to improve SQCD performance


The main responsibilities as hierarchical manager of the operators belonging to an EPU (Elementary Production Unit) are

  • Responsible for time management (presence management and activity management) of all employees, and assuring compliance with the local legislation,
  • Accountable for the time reconciliation,
  • Responsible for continuously improving occupational safety, including that of contractors (if applicable) working for the EPU,
  • Contribution to the development of the operators, which means further development of the qualification matrix for product-related and technology-related processes, as well as general technological and personal qualification,
  • Responsible for the PMC (People Management Cycle) as per local HR policy,
  • Contribution to the application of the corporate policies (EHS, IRIS, Ethics and Compliance, …),



Educational Requirements


  • Secondary Education
  • Every educational requirement can also be obtained by means of experience


  • Technical Degree



Previous position in an operational industrial environment


  • experience in Railway industry, preferably within an industrialization environment
  • experienced worker in railway industry,

Competencies & Skills


  • Functional skills

Profound knowledge of…

  • Special Processes


Working knowledge of…

  • Industrial Management
  • Processes for industrials E2E, from Engineering to Delivery
  • Manufacturing Processes and Technologies
  • Configuration & Change Management


Basic awareness of…

  • Automation / Robotization
  • Greenfield/Brownfield Development
  • Site Facilities & Maintenance
  • Transfer of Technology
  • Ergonomics




  • Transversal skills

Profound knowledge of…

  • Team Management including management of cross functional teams
  • Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) rules and regulations,
  • Lean Management tools, methods, ...


Working knowledge of…

  • Supply Chain/Quality processes and impact from manufacturing on them
  • Products Knowledge
  • Applicable Social Relations & Labor Law


Basic awareness of…

  • Finance/Sourcing processes and impact from manufacturing on them
  • Digital & Analytics Tools for managing the manufacturing activities (KPI, …).


  • Leadership skills required

AGILE                   Dealing with uncertainty/Business Acumen/Innovative/Learning on the fly

INCLUSIVE           Building effective (virtual) teams/Listening and informing/Managing diversity/Understanding others with empathy

RESPONSIBLE      Customer focus (internal and external)/Integrity and ethics/Managerial courage/Managing with vision and purpose


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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