Production Line Supervisor

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Date: 25-Jun-2022

Location: Hornell, NY, United States

Company: Alstom

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75,000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  


Alstom’s approach can be summarized in one word – “fluidity”.  Alstom is a global leader in passenger, freight and mining rail transportation, signalling, and infrastructure, and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies.  We are a global leader in the transportation sector, in the digital age. As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the transport sector. Alstom offers a complete range of solutions (from high-speed trains to metros, tramways and e-buses), passenger solutions, customised services (maintenance, modernisation), infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Alstom is a world leader in integrated transport systems. The company recorded sales of €8.1 billion and booked €12.1 billion of orders in the 2018/19 fiscal year. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 70 countries and employs 75,000 people. Visit to learn more about our business.



EPU Manager




She/He will 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




An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   


Alstom offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals. Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility.  Alstom recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs.  Our commitment is to you, the employee. Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking.  Make switch to a new track and join Alstom today! 


Alstom abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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 note this in our online application.


Successful applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment drug testing for unauthorized substances. Marijuana and medical marijuana are considered unauthorized substances. Additionally, upon date of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming identity and authorization to work in the United States.

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