Electornics Lab Technician 1

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Date: 20-May-2023

Location: Newark, NJ, US

Company: Alstom

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signaling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75,000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.


Join us as Alstom, and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role based in New Jersey.

Purpose of the job: This role is responsible for managing and performing a variety of lab tests to support the Newark SDC engineering team. Tasks include board level inspections/repairs, hand soldering to repair PCBs, programming of boards/systems, designing/fabricating harnesses, light assembly work, hardware testing, and installing/configuring test equipment/fixtures. Support functions extend to incoming parts inspections for non-conformities, return material repair processing, managing test equipment, managing special tooling, field troubleshooting, commissioning, and training.


Key Responsibilities and Challenges:

  1. Preparing and performing test/repair procedures in-line with OEM, Corporate, and/or FSE requirements/standards. Performing inspections on incoming parts or defective equipment and processing accordingly (ASSETS, RMR, etc,). Documenting, tracking, and trending to improve SDC efficiency.
  2. Ability to interact with all three shifts as SME and assist O&M technicians to carry out Troubleshooting/CM or testing tasks per applicable workmanship standards. Evaluate technical problems or skill gaps and make initial recommendations for possible corrective actions to supervisors, foreman, and/or managers. Support skills improvement by facilitating training as needed.
  3. Assembles and maintains test benches/fixtures as well as other equipment needed to manage and extend the life of the system. Supports engineering by designing tests, assembly aides, and other guides for project development needs. Works with various test instruments such as: oscilloscopes, multimeters, chart recorders, data loggers, Bird meters, Simpson meters, temperature devices, force gauges, calipers, and other items.
  4. Manage Electronics Lab to world-class standards keeping a safe, secure, and structured environment. Leverage qualifications and provide skilled electrical/electronic support to day-to-day activities which may include: special project, reliability, and quality efforts.
  5. Supporting the serviceability/reliability of the system and making recommendations for hardware/procedural changes that become evident during analysis of performance data. Generate routine and targeted reports as directed. Interact with Material Control as external vendor and submit to performance audits as needed.


Functional Knowledge:

Must be meticulous in work efforts, have proven technical expertise (electrical/electronic), and be knowledgeable about measuring & test equipment (MT&E) utilized to perform day-to-day activities. Ability to adapt new concepts, think critically, and work with data to present root cause as well as corrective actions accordingly.


Must have a solid grasp of sciences and basic electrical/electronic theory.


Knowledge of Business:

  • Associates Degree (AS) in Electrical Engineering or 4-year Military training equivalent - Required.
  • 5 years’ experience as AirTrain Maintenance Technician (In-lieu of AS Degree) – Preferred
    o Prior documented experience in Vehicle/Wayside troubleshooting. - Preferred
  • Two (2) years’ experience troubleshooting Electrical/Electronic equipment - Required.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Ability mechanical drawings and electrical schematics.
  • Ability to use basic troubleshooting equipment such as: DMM, Oscilloscope, Frequency Generator,
    Spectrum Analyzer, data loggers, etc.
  • Skilled in use of hand and power tools.
  • Soldering/de-soldering experience.
  • Application of workmanship standards and ESD standards.
  • Knowledge of calibration standards.
  • Proficiency in computer software tools such as: MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Vizio.


Interpersonal and Communication Skills:

Must be able to communicate effectively with internal and external customers and suppliers. Excellent interpersonal skills with experience working in a team-oriented environments; collaboration with engineering department is essential. Self-motivated with an ability to effectively execute tasks undirected.


Note: This position requires airport security clearence that must be maintained as a condition of employment.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers. We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.


Alstom is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, National, or Local Laws.


Effective 29 January 2021, Alstom completed the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation. This is a Bombardier Transportation Legal Entity Position - positions at Bombardier Transportation companies are all members of the Alstom Group.

Nearest Major Market: Newark
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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