Lead Engineer Testing and Commissioning

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Date: 27-Nov-2022

Location: Coimbatore, TN, IN

Company: Alstom

Req ID:352511 

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 

Network and links

  • Internal:
    • Process Engineers, Manufacturing engineers/technicians, Special Process experts, Industrial Costing Manager, Tooling Engineer, Layout Engineer.
  • External:
    • Technology Transfer Manager, Product Engineering Manager, Advance Industrialisation, 
    • Sub System Managers (SSM), Manufacturing, Supply chain, Industrial Quality.


  • Manage Process Engineering and product testing during the development phase of the product.
  • Ensure the process is designed and implemented in line with the industrial requirements and the QCD objectives of the project.
  • Is the main industrialization contact for all other functions of the project, and thus represent the PME department within the project. 

During specification and preliminary design phases:

  • Make sure that Tranction and CVS testing requirements are well understood and taken into account by Engineering, during product specification and design.  Effectively drive and run the Design Review meetings and ensure right testing inputs are received.
  • Monitor concurrent engineering activities with his Engineering counterpart. 
  • Design the global macro process, based on standard Manufacturing Practices.
  • Prepare introduction of new technologies if need be, with associated process validation plan.
  • Build the plan for testing tooling and other specific manufacturing equipment.
  • Build the IMP (Industrial Management Plan) to decide the requirements to set up manufacturing infrastructure with the right capacities.
  • Set up the industrialization planning including all activities: Concurrent engineering activities, PFMEA, deliverables milestones, First Article Review, and Inspection.
  • Build the IMFU (Industrial Maturity Followup) with a detailed list of Toolings and infrastructure (EMFU) with timelines to plan, procure, and commission.
  • Set up and monitor the Industrialization Work Package: Man-hours and manufacturing equipment budget. 

During the detailed design phase and before Serial Go:

  • Manage the industrialization activity using the right process documents.
  • Perform PFMEA on the testing processes
  • Ensure that testing documentation is issued in due time with a good quality level.
  • Participate in the validation of prototypes if any.
  • Monitor the testing cycle times vs target.
  • Ensure the availability of tools and workstations on schedule and consistent with EHS requirements, ergonomics, and quality.
  • Lead First Article review and inspection activities in order to validate product design and process industrialization.
  • Provide due feedback to Engineering based on the Pre Serial Manufacturing and ensure the changes are implemented in the design.
  • Deploy effective Change management process and with the right Engineering, change releases to the manufacturing site.

 After serial Go:

  • Manage testing of the retrofit after engineering changes.
  • Contribute to build continuous improvement action plan along with Production to achieve manufacturing QCD targets. 

Other activities:

  • Contributes to industrial costing during
  • Perform industrial REX on manufacturing processes. 

Qualifications and Skills


  • BE/ME  in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics and Communication Engineering

Behavioral Competencies

  • Conscientious. Commits and delivers.
  • Good leadership.
  • Team Player.  Spirit of “Team Trust Action”
  • Decisive.  Obtains and uses necessary information to make decisions. Refers decision to others when appropriate
  • Self Motivation.
  • Logical and organized
  • Good communication.


  • Min 10 years of experience with min 5 years’ experience in automatic looms/harness testing
  • Hands-on experience in Looms/Harness testing using NEXEYA cable scan tester
  • Defining mating connectors for the product to be tested
  • Development of test jigs for Harness testing
  • Development of test programs for Harness testing in NEXEYA / MK Machines
  • Defining and Standardizing method times for Harness testing.
  • Validation of new products within project timeline.
  • Strong knowledge on NPI Stage-Gate process (APQP is a must)
  • Manufacturing Engineering/Process Engineering background with 10 to 15 years of experience in Traction / CVS testing in Railway Industry
  • Experience in the General testing process.   Electrical harness testing is preferred.
  • Technical experience of Process Engineering, developing manufacturing work instructions, line balancing.
  • Design Review Skills with experience in deploying DFM/DFA (Design for Manufacturing/Assembly)
  • Experience in Reading/Preparing Engineering Drawing with GD&T (Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerance)
  • Knowledge of Jigs and Fixture Design/Manufacturing
  • Productivity improvement and Cost saving techniques
  • Lean Manufacturing techniques and Six Sigma tools.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Experience in working with an ERP (such as SAP) for Bill of Materials, Routings, Configuration followup
  • Working knowledge in Quality, EHS standards, and Ergonomics.
  • Knowledge of CAD and PLM tools (CATIA, DELMIA…)
  • Familiar with IT common tools.
  • Process FMEA, 8D/ QRQC.


  • Experience in Manufacturing / Process Engineering, Fixture design, and manufacturing: 9  years Min
  • Language Skills: Proficient in English language, 

Organizational Reporting

Reports hierarchically to the Manger – Industrialization

Reports operationally to the Project Manager


  • People (*) : 0 direct report     

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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