SPQD Engineer - Electrical & Propulsion

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Date: 21-Jan-2023

Location: Hornell, US

Company: Alstom

Req ID:388281 

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


SPQD: Drive on-cycle project supplier quality activities for designated commodities for all projects delivered in the country/cluster.

SPQD Hub: Serve all projects worldwide for suppliers managed in hub mode.


Quality activities during of Supplier Product/Process development:

  • Monitor quality during the development phase of the supplier's product/process and ensure compliance with Alstom requirements
  • Deliver project quality activities for critical purchased parts for his/her commodity from the release of the first Supplier Part List till the obtention of a positive First Article Inspection (FAI* with Go status): define & deploy the Part Approval Process/Supplier Product Quality Development cycle, contribute to all DFQ* milestones for the purchased part (descending and mounting phases of the V-cycle).
  • Perform supplier quality risk assessments at Business award stage.
  • Ensure with the project team that Quality Alstom requirements are respected by the supplier before the “Go Order” milestone (Quality Specification and SPQD Plan clause by clause).
  • Is accountable for operational delivery of the validation of the industrial capability of the manufacturing process of the supplier (out of scope: validation of product under the responsibility of engineering + industrial capacity).
  • Is responsible of the Go/NoGo decision for “Go Production”, “Go for First Train Validation” and “FAI”, relying on inputs from Engineering for the product validation.
  • Prepare and perform customer FAI when requested.
  • Follow-up of the supplier deliverables through the dedicated portal: Supplier Quality Portal (SQP).
  • Follow-up of supplier action plans; Supplier Quality Status (SQS). Drive supplier to meet FAI Go On Time target.
  • Perform handover to Supplier Quality Serial Life (after FAI Go + first 3 successful deliveries)
  • Trigger the supplier escalation process when SPQD deliverables are at risks & animate problem solving.
  • Evaluate the maturity level of the supplier through the study of FMEA’s, control plan, skills matrix, work instructions, etc…
  •  Deliver audits/assessments of suppliers in case they are not part of the Priority list when needed (when SPQD is recognized as a qualified auditor).
  • Contribute to the solving of critical non-conformities and issues with suppliers, including warranty issues when escalated. In charge of Non Conformity problem solving until FAI Go and handover performed.
  • In charge of preparing the first deliveries requirements for incoming inspection


Management performances and reporting:

  • Perform regular reporting of his/her activities (Based on: DFQ gates preparation and status, Readiness reviews always done, FAI GO Right First Time, Open items follow-up, critical supplier monitoring, etc…).


Contribute to continuous improvement program

  • Animate return of experience REX for his/her scope, sharing the operational experience and good practices through LLC (lesson learnt cards).
  • Participate in the company's continuous improvement programs (APSYS).


Expertise :

  • The Candidate should have experience and knowledge in managing the gearbox, Bogies and Traction Equipments
  • Good knowledge on Special process - Welding, Casting, Machining, MPI & Painting.
  • Able to perform Supplier audit 


Educational Requirements Describe the minimum educational requirement/level


  • Bachelor’s degree in Quality or Engineering or equivalent.
  • Familiar with supplier qualifications standards (ISO, ASME, IRIS, Local Standards, etc.)
  • Must be able to read supplier contracts and tec
  • Must be able to understand technical documentation of the scope
  • Competency to use computer applications
  • Fluent in English.


  • Master’s degree in Quality or Engineering or equivalent.
  • Management experience in Supplier Quality
  • Railway experience a "plus".


Experience Describe the knowledge and experience required for this role


  • Min 5 years experiences within manufacturing industry or in a Quality role or in a Project role
  • Experience managing supplier relationships
  • Experience using SAP or similar ERP system
  • Quality professional background with knowledge of quality tools (PFMEA, control plan, QRQC, 8D, Quality Wall, etc.).


  • Quality inspection experience within manufacturing industry.
  • Experience with typical products used and their defect modes
  • Experience in Quality / audit are valued


Competencies & Skills Describe the needed skills (technical & behavioral)

  • Linked with the Quality & Continuous Improvement competencies Matrix
  • Expertise in Supplier Quality processes at product & process development & execution phase
  • Leadership, able to communicate with business partners
  • Ability to train
  • Proactive

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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