Test Engineer

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Date: 21-Sep-2022

Location: Kingston, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:341042 

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 

Purpose of the Job/Objective

  • He/she writes the Train test procedures
  • He/she carries out type, validation or investigation tests, and preparing reports
  • He/she defines and implements the most appropriate testing methodology and means of testing
  • He/she develops test operating modes and analyses test results


Accountable for :
Defining the most appropriate test methodology, testing means and developing the test operating mode in accordance within the costs
time and pass-fail criterion set for the test.
Responsible for :
Preparing the tests he is responsible for:
Participating in the design and the development of the tools necessary for performing the tests
Implementing, verifying (functional), and ensuring compliance (calibration) of the measuring equipment to be ready at the time of the test.
Preparing the equipment for testing. Validating that the applied configuration and pre requisite testing allows the testing to proceed.
Respecting EHS rules notably implementing LockOutTagOut instruction.
Supervising and/or executing test activities, analysing test results “live” and deciding if test has to be redone or not
Test results data analysis, writing static and dynamic test reports


Job specifications
Knowledge & Experience
Expected skills according to a functional test:

  • Functional test execution capability on some of the FBS functions of the following domains: Train network, TCMS software
  • functions, TCMS electrical functions, Traction, Braking, Auxiliary supply and energy management, Doors, PACIS, Signalling.
  • Experience in TCMS development and/or validation.
  • Knowledge of electrical vs software design on train.

Expected skills according to physical measurement tests:

  • Physical test execution capability on some of the following domains: Aerodynamics / air passage, Dimensional & gauge,
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility, Acoustics / noise, Railway dynamics, Weight management & allocation, Climatic comfort,
  • Winterisation, climatic adaptation, Smoke detection / Fire protection system, Horn & headlights
  • Ability to define, create and maintain test benches
  • Software Validation

Force of proposal for validation methods/tools improvement (from a quality, duration and cost point of view) on his/her scope of activities
in particular to decrease the time spent on trains

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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