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Date: 23-Jun-2022

Location: Jamaica, 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, signaling 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.


Join us as Alstom, and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role based in New York.


The Vehicle Technician is responsible for maintenance and repair of vehicle mechanical, electrical and electronic systems . Responsible for the machining of mechanical components as needed for repairs as well as operating milling machines, lathes, universal grinding machines, etc.; or, cutting fabricating and welding services in the repair and construction of machinery, transit equipment, tools and other special equipment, or, repair, modification, troubleshooting, overhaul and testing of the vehicle trucks, brakes coupler, compressor, etc. The technician may be required to do a combination of the above.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works independently or under the direction of the Vehicle Supervisor and within approved procedures and technical methods to accomplish scheduled or unscheduled maintenance of AirTrain vehicles, support vehicles and shop equipment.
  • Performs in-depth troubleshooting and repair of mechanical, electrical or electronic problems for AirTrain vehicles (including revenue service vehicles as well as support vehicles both rail bound and road/rail) to restore vehicles to service.
  • Interprets maintenance manuals, blueprints, schematics and drawings, and prepares drawings or schematics to communicate with others in performance of work.
  • Performs tests and prepares reports as required.
  • Makes recommendations for hardware and procedural changes that become evident during performance of maintenance tasks.
  • Provides instruction and direction to junior staff, apprentices and/or Servicepersons as required and assumes responsibility for work carried out under this direction.
  • Performs first-line troubleshooting, train coordination and maintenance duties under the direction of the Vehicle Supervisor or the Leadhand Vehicle Technician.
  • Handles emergencies and failures in accordance with established procedures through immediate response and quick action.
  • Completes assigned tasks to Company or industry standards using approved work practices and procedures. Accounts for all time and materials used in completing each task, signing off the work as being completed to standard.
  • Operates revenues service vehicles and support vehicles to include configuring and hostles trains and ensures that trains entering revenue service are fully serviceable.
  • Adheres to all company policies, procedures and safety rules.
  • Participates in regular training to maintain the required level of knowledge related to maintenance techniques and procedures and trains subordinate personnel as required.
  • Works variable hours and shifts.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Note: This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the only duties, responsibilities and qualifications for this job. Incumbents may be required to follow any additional related instructions, acquire related job skills and perform other related work as required.



  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team with minimum supervision.
  • A combination of education and experience may be acceptable.
  • 10 year background check for Non-Aeronautical Operations Area ID Card (Non-AOA ID Card)
  • Work Keys Aptitude Test


Education – Experience:

  • Graduation from High School or equivalent.
  • Specialized technical training in either Electrical, Mechanical or Electronics to the technician level from a recognized institution with computer experience.
  • Five years experience in maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of mechanical, electrical or electronic systems plus proven familiarity in any one of the above trades other than trade of specialization is preferred.


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


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 is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, National, or Local Laws.


Effective 29 January 2021, Alstom completed the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation. This is a Bombardier Transportation Legal Entity Position - positions at Bombardier Transportation companies are all members of the Alstom Group.

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