NPI Manager - Looms and Cubicles

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Date: 15-Sep-2022

Location: Coimbatore, TN, IN

Company: Alstom

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of now and the future. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses,autonomous subways, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of 36 300 people dedicated to solving real world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.



About Alstom in India

Alstom has established a strong presence in India. Currently, the company is executing metro projects in several Indian cities including Chennai, Kochi and Lucknow where it is supplying Rolling Stock manufactured out its state of the art facility at SriCity in Andhra Pradesh. In the Mainline space, Alstom is executing Signaling & Power Supply Systems for the 343 Km. section on World Bank funded Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor. Phase 1 in the construction of the new electric locomotive factory for manufacturing and supply of 800 units of 12000HP locomotives is also complete at Madhepura, Bihar while the depot at Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh is ready to commence operation. Alstom has set up an Engineering Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru, and this coupled with a strong manufacturing base as well as localized supply chains, is uniquely positioned to serve customers across the globe. Today, Alstom in India employs close to 3600 people and in line with Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ policy initiative, Alstom has been investing heavily in the country in producing world class rolling stock, components, design, research and development to not only serve the domestic market, but also rest of the world. India.

Network and links

  • Internal:
    • Process Engineers, Manufacturing engineers / technicians, Special Process experts, Industrial Costing Manager, Tooling Engineer, Layout Engineer.
  • External:
    • Upstream:
      • Product Engineering Manager, Center of Excellence (COE), Advance Industrialisation, 
    • Site CFT:
      • Sub System Managers (SSM), Manufacturing, Supply chain, Industrial Quality.


  • Manage Process Engineering Team during 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 PME department within the project.


During specification and preliminary design phases:

  • Make sure that Industrial 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 Design for Manufacturing.
  • Monitor concurrent engineering activities with his Engineering counterpart. 
  • Design the global macroprocess, based on standard Manufacturing Practices.
  • Prepare introduction of new technologies if need be, with associated process validation plan.
  • Build the plan for tooling and other specific manufacturing equipment.
  • Contribute to build the IMP (Industrial Management Plan) to decide the requirements to setup manufacturing infrastructure with 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 detailed list of Toolings and infrastructure with timlines to plan, procure and commission.
  • Set up and monitor the Industrialization Work Package: Man hours and manufacturing equipment budget.


During detailed design phase and before Serial Go:

  • Manage the industrialization activity using right process documents.
  • Perform PFMEA.
  • Ensure that industrial documentation is issued in due time with the good quality level.
  • Monitor the process cycle times vs target.
  • Ensure the availability of tools and workstations on schedule and consistent with EHS requirements, ergonomics and quality.
  • Perform detailed line balancing and ensure the successful completion of the task sequencings.
  • 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 Manufactuing and ensure the changes are implemetned in design.
  • Deploy effective Change managenet process and with right Engineering change releases to manufacturing site.


After serial Go:

  • Manage industrialization 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
  • Participates to R&D programs as industrial representative.
  • Perform industrial REX on manufacturing processes.


Qualifications and Skills


  • BE/ME  in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering or 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.


  • Strong knowledge on NPI Stage Gate process (APQP is a must)
  • Manufacturing Engineering/Process Engineering background with 12 to 18 years of experience preferably in Auto or railway industry.
  • Experience in General Assembly process.   Electrical harness assembly 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, QRQC.



  • Experience of minimum 15 years in Assembly Engineering / Electrical Harness and Cabinets manufacturing
  • Experience in Fixture design and manufacturing: 2 years Min
  • Language Skills: Proficient in English language, 
  • IT Skills, MS Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


Organizational Reporting

Reports hierarchically to the Site Process and Manufacturing Engineering Head.



Will have to manage a team of 10 persons     


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