Materials Engineer - RER

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Date: 12-Aug-2022

Location: Grain Valley, MO, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:302801 

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 

Alstom has an opening for a Materials Engineer in its Warrensburg, MO location.  The Materials Engineer is responsible for defined projects. In this role you will utilize your experience and expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives, and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals. You are responsible for PLM Key User functions and ensuring the correct Materials are ordered and will be delivered to the factory, on site or to the customer in time. 



  • Responsible for the definition and ordering of internal and external Materials based on Signal plans or System Eng./ Application Eng. input documentation
  • Responsible to create the material lists for a railroad signaling project based on hardware plans
  • Responsible to align material delivery plans and shipping schedule with project manager, project engineering manager, and manufacturing
  • Responsible to place material orders, track material availability, create new part numbers, perform PLM Key User functions, and advise on material status.
  • Promote customer satisfaction and develop positive customer relationships
  • Responsible for attaining all aspects of materials engineering operationally including safety, scheduling, quality, and process development
  • Evaluate operating methods and tools and act as change agent, understanding and moving the operation toward world-class performance through continuous improvement
  • Investigate and apply new materials and technology
  • Assist PrEM’s with Customer Deliver Requirement List (CDRL)
  • Conduct training regarding materials and materials engineering processes, applied tools, etc
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Physical science
  • 4+ years’ of experience in the interpretation of engineering drawings/specifications and manufacturing processes
  • 2+ years' of experience in PLM Key User or 4+ years' of experience with PLM
  • Experience with sale orders within the ERP system

Other Skills:

  • Additional experience in Railroad Signaling or in general engineering or manufacturing preferred
  • Ability to make data driven decisions and utilize Six Sigma and Lean tools
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments
  • Knowledge of ISO/quality procedures
  • Project management skills
  • Solid oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong organizational skills with a high attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

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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