Methods Technician

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Date: 5 Jul 2024

Location: Ilford, LND, GB

Company: Alstom

Req ID: 447832


Location: Ilford, IG3


Appointment Basis: Permanent. Monday – Friday 37hours


Salary + Benefits: CIRCA £48,000


At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, 80,000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


Alstom is the UK & Ireland’s leading supplier of new trains, train services, and signalling infrastructure projects. It has built just under 40% of the UK’s mainline train fleet, all the fleets currently in service with London Underground and Dublin’s LUAS.


It is building the UK’s biggest train programme in a generation – AVENTRA - for seven of the UK’s largest train operating companies, is ramping up to build the next generation of Greater Dublin’s commuter trains, DART+ as well as 54 HS2 high-speed trains in a Joint Venture. Alstom also supports 66% of the UK fleet through its Services business and is the UK’s leading CP6 signalling & infrastructure provider.


Employing 6,000 people across the UK and Ireland, we design, build and test trains at the UK’s largest end-to-end train manufacturing factory in Derby and operate major sites at Widnes, Crewe, Ilford and Plymouth, as well as 30 train services depots across the UK&I



Your future role


​Working under the guidance of the Methods Manager this role will provide the business with optimum solutions for the industrialisation of new projects, production layouts and inputs to key tenders, by evaluating the requirements of Engineering, Operations, support functions and Customers leading to the development and implementation of solutions that maximise the tools, systems and resources in the organisation.    


  • From Engineering specifications, design and instructions develop, industrialise and implement cost effective solutions for maintenance and Overhaul projects
  • Develop and trial new processes and methods prior to production runs
  • Identify and specify Plant and Equipment
  • Identify and specify Calibrated tools and equipment
  • Develop standard times for tasks through support on Standard Operations
  • Develop production layouts, maximising lean principles
  • Identify Special Processes and implement appropriate instructions
  • Identify any training requirements as a result of introducing new requirements
  • Identify areas for improvements within the organisation to improve business performance
  • Incorporate Lean Tools and techniques
  • Working within the business improvement teams identify and implement process improvements on Maintenance and Overhaul processes
  • Support the Tendering process in the introduction of new business into the organisation
  • Define requirements and rules for associated tooling necessary to start production
  • Issue relevant documents in the Quality System
  • Support cost reduction actions, with sourcing and industrial teams.
  • Assures the update of the technical and industrial documentation of the projects.
  • Develop and maintain user friendly Manufacturing documentation including BOM’s, Labour estimates, Work Record Books and Work Instructions including sketches for Production Staff
  • Develops standardized tools/processes improving efficiency in production activities.
  • Supports the Risk Assessment and Safety Risk points, giving support to other departments when needed.


All about you


We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role: 


  • HNC/HND in relevant discipline associated with Production Engineering University degree in Railway Engineering, Electronics, Computer Science, Automation Engineering or Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of production/process engineering
  • Knowledge and experience of implementation of improvement methods
  • Knowledge of Standard Operation procedures, tools and techniques
  • Understand modern manufacturing techniques – JIT, Kanban and when and how to implement
  • Experienced with industrial engineering techniques such as method study
  • Problem analysis and problem solving.


Things you’ll enjoy


Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career.


You’ll also:


  • Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines
  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues
  • Contribute to innovative projects
  • Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries
  • Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning
  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive social coverage (life, medical, pension) 


You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!


What we offer


We offer a highly competitive remuneration package, 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday. Contributed healthcare, life assurance, an excellent company-contributed pension scheme, and a wide range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your lifestyle.


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?

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. 


As a 'Disability Confident' employer, we will interview all disabled job applicants who match the essential criteria of the job description or specification. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.



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