Parts and Components Technician

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Date: 02-Jan-2023

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:383222 

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.


We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of now and the future. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses, autonomous subways, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 70,000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.

Services Engineering is a key function of Services NAM (Americas). The function provides engineering expertise and technical solutions to the various Business Units (BU) of Services. We support Operations and Maintenance (O&M) sites, as well as lead the design efforts for Asset Life Management (Modernizations, upgrades, overhauls of rail vehicles) and support the Parts Obsolescence BU. We provide engineering support to all products maintained by Alstom that operate in the North American market (automated people movers, light rail vehicles, commuters, metros, locomotives…), as well as several of the infrastructure components (guideways, stations, depots, electrification and power distribution…). We are 180 professionals, located in 17 different sites across the continent.

Alstom has an opening for a Parts and Components Technician. The position is posted for our Naperville,Il or Mississauga,On sites. In Alstom Services, our focus is to provide excellence in customer support and develop innovative mobility solutions.


What are my responsibilities?

As the Parts and Components Technician, you will apply your electro-mechanical knowledge to design, verify and validate parts solutions when OEM parts have become obsolete. You will reverse engineer or develop obsolescence solutions, work on system overhaul proposals, develop technical documentation for suppliers to meet FFF specifications and requirements. You will provide assembly/repair instructions, new designs drawings, develop all the required documentation, create or update engineering change orders, review vendor technical proposals to ensure compliance to specifications and product safety.

  • Ensure all the parts proposal will be meeting the customer specifications in form, fit and function.
  • Provide mechanical drawings, electrical schematics, bills of material, assembly and testing instructions
  • Prepare sketches, drawings, and documentation of assigned systems and meet deliverable schedule.
  • Maintain your knowledge of rail and electrical-electronic norms and standards such as FRA, AAR, IEEE, ANSI etc.
  • Work on bids proposals to repair, redesign, and overhaul equipment, components and systems used in the rail industry.
  • Provide instructions to drafters and designers for the development and preparation of layouts, assembly, and detail drawings. Provide support during production of the part, specify and select components to be applied in the parts

You will work in multi-disciplinary teams with the Parts and Components engineers, Project Management, Supply Chain, Operations, Reference Library owners, Quality, Validation and Testing.


What do I need to qualify for this job?

Have experience in rail industry standards and design or with similar industry products such as transportation vehicles, and with electro-mechanical devices, components and systems. Have experience in preparing procurement specifications and technical requirements from customer specification to drive the design of the parts requested.


Candidate must be versatile, very autonomous, with hands-on experience, comfortable working in a fast-paced environment in unclear and ill-defined environments, resourceful to find information.


Minimum Qualifications  

  • Technical College degree in Railway Engineering, Electrical, Mechanical or Automation
  • 5 years of industry related experience


Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of rolling stock systems and components
  • Knowledge of safety management systems and safety risk assessment
  • Proficient in the use of CATIA V5 (or equivalent), electrical/electronics design tools, MS Office, SAP, GSI, Maximo (other ERP tools)
  • Knowledge of Alstom Design for Quality processes


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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