Field Service Engineer

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Date: 04-Aug-2022

Location: Newark, NJ, United States

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 Newark.

Job Content Specifications


Primary source of engineering expertise at the site for one or more major systems.


Key responsibilities


  • Provide technical direction for engineering, maintenance, and repair activities as the technical expert for assigned system(s) (Power Distribution System). Participate in department budget development. 25%
  • Lead reliability improvement projects within a specified budget and timeline. Scope projects for system changes upgrades repairs. Select and manage vendors and suppliers. 25%
  • Analyze major service interruptions and create engineering incident reports which include  root cause analysis and corrective action (RCCA). 20%
  • Develop and maintain preventive maintenance and corrective maintenance programs for site systems assigned in accordance with contractual requirements, customer and company directives, and prescribed practices for specific equipment. 10%
  • Develop and deliver technical training, testing and certification documents.  Teach classes in your area of expertise, when required, to managers, engineers, technicians and other personnel. 10%
  • Initiate, document and follow through with field requests, temporary change notices, field modification instructions and improvements to systems, components and procedures through proper Company channels using established methods for such requests. 10%


Other Responsibilities;  Cooperate and support internal and external audits.  Assist in managing the Engineering budget as it relates to projects/tasks.


Local Specifications


  • Ability to pass local security screening and background requirements.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office with Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to support on shifts other than primary on short notice.


Qualifications & Functional Knowledge


Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering.  Power Distribution a PLUS.


Knowledge of the Business


2 year of engineering or technical experience with a strong interest in the public transportation industry. Design, Project Management, Operations and Maintenance experience are a plus. 


Leadership – Management or Technical


Demonstrated prior success in leadership of people a plus.  This relates to giving direction to blue collar union employees (at times). 


Problem Solving


Demonstrated ability to identify, address, and resolve problems, both technical and situational as they arise. 


Area & Nature of Impact


Local site and occasional division wide; technical, procedural, and safety impact.


Interpersonal & Communication Skills


Demonstrated ability to understand and coordinate complex technical issues using various methods including data analysis.  Ability to communicate effectively as it relates to conveying clear, concise engineering solutions.   


Additional information


Occasionally assigned technical tasks not directly related to system operations and maintenance.  Will be responsible for the sourcing of new products and interacting with vendors on technical issues.



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.

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