Aftermarket Electrical Engineer

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Date: 9 Jul 2024

Location: Naperville, IL, US

Company: Alstom

Req ID:457746 


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, more than 80 000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.



​We create smart innovation 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 will be mostly supporting our Aftermarket Customers with with engineering support to all products maintained and designed 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 230 professionals located in 17 different sites across the continent.


The position is posted for our Mississauga (CA) sites or Naperville (US). In Alstom Services, our focus is to provide excellence in customer support and develop innovative mobility solutions.


As a Parts and Components Electrical Engineer, what are my responsibilities?


As the Parts and Components Electrical Engineer, you will apply your electrical and electronic 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, and develop technical documentation for suppliers to meet FFF specifications and requirements. You will provide assembly/repair instructions, and new design drawings, develop all the required documentation, create or update engineering change orders, and review vendor technical proposals to ensure compliance with specifications and product safety.


You will actively participate and contribute to the aggressive growth of the Parts & Components business. You will support a customer outreach program to proactively generate business opportunities.



  • Ensure all the parts proposal will be meeting the customer specifications in form, fit and function, railway safety, reliability, industrial norms, and standards.
  • Be thoroughly familiar with the project specification and its requirements relating to the electrical design tasks associated with the parts requested.
  • Prepare electrical and interface schematics, drawings, and documentation of assigned systems and meet deliverable schedule.
  • Coordinate and lead efforts with vendors to confirm compliance with customer requirements. You will interface with the end customer and vendors to ensure compliance and validity of the design.
  • Maintain your knowledge of rail and electrical-electronic norms and standards such as FRA, AAR, IEEE, ANSI etc.
  • Provide electrical drawings, bills of material, detailed work scope, assembly and testing instructions for parts, equipment, and printed circuit boards as needed.
  • Work on bids proposals to repair, redesign, and overhaul electrical equipment, printed circuit boards and in general electrical and electronics parts used in the rail industry.
  • Provide instructions to drafters and designers for the development and preparation of schematics, layouts, assembly, and detail drawings. Provide engineering support during the production of the part, specify and select electrical or electronic components to be applied in the parts.
  • Provide customer technical support as needed.
  • Operate in the ALSTOM CCB Change Control Board
  • Lead Design Reviews and Gate Reviews for electrical parts.
  • You will work in multi-disciplinary teams with Customers, Rolling Stock Engineering, Project Management, Supply Chain, Operations, Finance, Auditors, Platform (Tenders, Reference Library, REX), 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/or high-low voltage equipment, and discrete electronic components. Have experience in preparing procurement specifications and technical requirements from customer specifications to drive the design of the parts requested. Understanding of engineering design change process, basic design for manufacturing, GD&T, etc


Candidate must be versatile, very autonomous, with hands-on experience, comfortable working in a fast-paced environment in unclear and ill-defined environments, and resourceful in finding information through multiple forms of  communication.


Minimum Qualifications  


  • University or Technical College degree in Railway Engineering, Electronics, Automation Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
  • 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 electrical/electronics design tools, MS Office, PDM, SAP, GSI, and Maximo (other ERP tools).
  • Knowledge of Alstom Design for Quality processes.


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!


Important to note

As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 63  countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace for everyone.

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