Industrial & Continuous Improvement Engineer

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Date: 31 Mar 2024

Location: Madrid, MD, ES

Company: Alstom


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.


Could you be the full-time Industrial & Continuous Improvement Engineer in Pinto we’re looking for?

Your future role

Take on a new challenge and apply your continuous improvement expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll work alongside young and proactive teammates.

You'll implement and apply lean manufacturing tools in projects executed by Services as well as implement the execution tools developed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of maintenance. Day-to-day, you’ll work closely with teams across the business (industrial, production), collaborate to meet the objectives established by the management for Maintenance Projects and much more.

You’ll specifically take care of  driving and developing continuous improvement methodology in Services Operations but also defining the way forward in the execution of the activity.

We’ll look to you for:

  • Standardization of processes
  • Critical path / Work Balance / Task Sequence
  • Workshop layout / workstations
  • Logistics flows ( parts & tools location, double bins, kitting, kanban...)
  • Value stream mapping & takt time analysis
  • Definition of the Operations /Sub operations/Tasks of each maintenance task to be performance ensuring compliance with the Maintenance Plan
  • Creation and update of the Maintenance exams ( operations and sub_operations )  in SES
  • Develop industrial documentation: work instructions/SOS for the processes, etc.
  • Real-time monitoring of maintenance operations ensuring compliance with the established standard or analyzing any possible deviation.
  • Equipment/jigs/tools: Definition of needs ( design, building or purchase, installation & validation)
  • Apply PDCA cycles to improve maintenance processes
  • Detect needs in the workshop and propose improvements
  • Implementation lean processes to optimize resources
  • Implementation of visual management
  • Analyze SES KPIs, measurement points and control sheets to study improvements in the maintenance plan
  • Collaborate in the planning of the shift activities and resources: work balance
  • Collaborate in the improvement of the management system
  • Collaborate in Apsys deployment
  • Support SES KU
  • Support GSI KU
  • Comply with Quality, Environmental, Safety and Occupational health regulations.
  • Notify incidents / near misses that affect Railway Safety to its hierarchical superior and EHS managers.


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: 

  • Master's degree in Industrial Engineering or similar
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in continuous improvement environment
  • Experience in industrial sector, preferably in a maintenance environment
  • Experience with Lean methodology (mandatory)
  • Experience with SAP (user level) and other ERP’s systems
  • Experience with MS Project (desired)
  • Experience with Excel Macros programming in Visual Basic (desired)
  • English and Spanish (mandatory); French (a plus).
  • Good Communications and interpersonal skills, must be able to communicate on all levels including customer facing
  • Flexibility & Adaptability
  • Proactive in proposing solutions, initiative
  • Able to think critically and using good judgment
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong analytical skills to interpret research data for reports
  • Ability to manage effectively and meet firm deadlines.


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
  • Work with new security standards for rail signalling
  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues
  • Contribute to innovative projects
  • Utilise our cooperative working environment
  • 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!


We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is a lever to running a sustainable and successful business. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.



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