Lead Test Technician

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Date: 15 Sep 2023

Location: Hornell, NY, US

Company: Alstom

Req ID:299162 

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 

Job Title (Job Code): Test & Commissioning Technician (EN-VA-05_001)



  • Execute test and commissioning activities on field in support to one or several Projects



Organization structure (job belongs to ...)

Regional Centre / Project Engineering or Field Operation


Reports directly to:

Test &Commissioning Engineer or Leader


Other reporting to:



Direct reports:


Network & Links


  • Test & Commissioning team
  • Installation team
  • Quality team
  • EHS team



  • Customer representatives




Key Accountabilities


  • Execute testing activities:
    • in support to one or several Projects on railway signalling systems under the direction of his / her hierarchy
    • according to the testing procedure / documentation and following Subsystem T&C Engineer a/o Leader instructions
  • Ensure defects identification and correction (trouble shooting)
  • Check that the test tools are in perfect working order and calibrated.
  • Replace defective equipment and ensure its repair in accordance with the procedures in force
  • In the event of a non-conformity observed during the commissioning phase, make a return experience (REX) towards the project, and ensure that all design related issues are correctly reported in the adequate tools, including the defect description and associated test context
  • Deliver the committed performance in terms of Quality, Costs and Deadlines and in compliance with Alstom policies, local standards and regulations (in particular EHS and Railway Safety)


Performance Measurement

  • Efficiency and proactivity during the execution of the T&C tests
  • Compliance to EHS (Zero Deviation) and Regulatory standards
  • Quality of anticipation, monitoring and reporting
















Educational Requirements


  • Technical bachelor's degree in electronics or electricity or equivalent experience in a function in the industrial environment



  • Any additional language is an asset



  • None


  • Previous T&C or Maintenance experience for Railway Signaling is an asset.


Competencies & Skills

  • Flexibility and mobility, available for short or long mission in different locations and countries
  • Available to work on field also for night shifts
  • Rigorous & team player
  • Resilience, with an analytic way of thinking in order to solve subsystem failures
  • Customer satisfaction and results orientated
  • Able to communicate in an open and clear manner to the T&C team
  • Ability to use new technologies and tools is an asset
  • Driving license

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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