Industrial Engineer/Master Data

Date: 24-Jul-2019

Location: Hornell, NY, United States

Company: Alstom

The Railway industry today is characterized by both a strong and sustained growth across the world. The trends that drive this are well known: environmental challenges, population growth, urbanization and increasing demands for mobility.
With 6B€ of Sales and around 30,000 employees based in over 60 countries, Alstom develop & market the most complete range of systems, equipment and services offered today in the railway sector. Today we offer our customers solutions that feature a seamless blend of diverse technologies, ensuring optimal interfaces, along with flexible implementation and real synergy in innovation.



Alstom Transport has an opening for an industrial engineer at our state-of-the-art railcar manufacturing facility in Hornell, NY. 
As an industrial engineer, you will work alongside design engineers to ensure the manufacturability of new and refurbished railcars for several large-scale projects.  You will ensure quality, cost and delivery (QCD) commitments are met for respective work packages.  Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Interface with production managers during the development phase to validate all steps of the manufacturing process.
    • Design for Manufacturing
    • Work breakdown structures
    • Time Studies
    • Process and logistics flows
    • Continuous improvement to increase efficiency, reduce cost, and improve ergonomics/EHS
    • Value stream analysis or process mapping optimization
  • Create manufacturing plans in accordance with the site capacity requirements.
  • Create detailed Macro and Micro processes to assure efficient and effective manufacturing processes by interfacing with design documentation and breaking down into efficient subsets for industrial development instructions to the shop floor operators.
  • Provide clear description and design of tooling needed for project execution.
  • Develop project industrial requirement specifications for input into product detailed design for use by design engineering teams.
  • Interface with Supply Chain Development to create logistics plans and efficient methods of material kitting and shop floor presentation.
  • Work with ERP system (SAP) to structure manufacturing bills of material, process sheets and routings to support the most efficient manufacturing practices available.
  • Implement industrial data sheets for co-engineering development to identify product design improvements early in the design phase in order to facilitate manufacturable products with the desired speed to market for manufacturing.
  • Perform concurrent engineering design reviews and analysis to assure manufacturability of product.
  • Ensure an effective return of experience by participating in the co-engineering efforts, implementing detailed industrial requirements into the design and effective follow up through the project life cycle.
  • Lead the First Article Review Inspection(FCCI), assure industrial inputs have been implemented and validated on 1st units manufactured and monitor the action tracker for closure.
  • Maintain a level of accuracy of the Manufacturing Bill of Materials (MBOM) at 99% by performing regular BOM variance activities during serial production to reduce waste.
  • Provide efficient support to Production to improve the processes and the productivity – through implementation of lean manufacturing principles and ALSTOM standard ways of working.
  • Comply with all company safety and quality programs; ensure manufacturing process is compliant with local, state and federal regulatory ordinances.
  • Participate in Design release process
  • Review conformance to standards, review applicable Engineering Changes/Process Changes to assure proper implementation
  • Review Bill of materials for Completeness
  • Enter DTR3 part numbers into the SAP Repository  validating:  description, Unit of Measure, weight, UNSPSC Code, etc.
  • Investigate CLAMP Number Nomenclature as called out in BOMs, Request subscription to team
  • Create Bill of materials based on inputs provided.
  • Control Change Master documentation for integration into MBOM
  • Monitor Changes from SAP Repo to GSI PBOM
  • Maintain Accuracy of BOM  from referential EBOM and notify responsible of actions due to discrpancy
  • Interface with Multiple departments for Data accuracy
  • Act as Co-Trainer with Industrial Managers and Key Users for GSI actions



  • Associates degree in related engineering discipline (i.e. EET, MET)
  • 0-5 years of related industrial engineering experience
  • Experience with electrical fields, motors
  • Familiarity with tooling design and 3D software
  • Good mechanical or electrical aptitude and desire to be hands on in the manufacturing area
  • Knowledge of drafting and CAD tools including AutoCAD, Pro-E, CATIA, Solid Works or other similar software.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications
  • Strong communication skills with English language proficiency
  • Ability to work effectively on cross-functional teams and interface with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Requires up to 10% travel (domestic and international)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering
  • Experience with 3D modeling tools
  • Experience in production floor or facility layout
  • Knowledge of propulsion
  • Knowledge of CNC programming
  • Experience with SAP or other ERP systems
  • French language skills



At Alstom we offer you the opportunity to unleash your potential and reinvent yourself. As a future employee, you will have a unique opportunity to drive our organization forward, while continuing to build your career and contribute to the expanding growth of the global railway industry.

More about Alstom

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.  Alstom is a drug-free workplace.

Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

Alstom provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans (including but not limited to other protected veterans and individuals with known physical and mental limitations).  If you need a reasonable accommodation/assistance for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please contact Alstom’s Recruiting Department at (please use “Accommodation Request” as the subject line) or call us at  860-285-3194.  A Recruitment team member (available between 8:00 am – 5:00pm eastern time zone) will respond to all requests within three (3) business days to provide assistance and/or the information being sought.  Hard of hearing or deaf individuals may contact Alstom Recruiting by utilizing the “711 dialing code for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS)” to contact Alstom’s Recruiting Department at 860-285-3194.


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