COASTER MOE Technician

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Date: 10-Nov-2022

Location: Oceanside, CA, US

Company: Alstom

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 

Maintenance of Equipment Technician 


Primary Activities and Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
  • Be responsible for servicing, maintaining, inspecting, and repairing rail equipment.  Repair, replace and test machinery, components and systems related to rail equipment under direction of engineering or other staff by performing mechanical, electrical, electro-mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic activities.
  • Review and understand project/activity request, safety instructions, blueprints, schematics and diagram to ascertain test specification, procedures, objectives, nature of technical activity and possible solutions such as disassemble and replace, adjust or repair regarding the maintenance functions of both the locomotive and car equipment.
  • Dismantle, assemble and replace new or modified mechanical components or assemblies for products such as diesel engines, HVAC, brake, pneumatic system, propulsion equipment, truck and car body equipment and sub-system for trains so equipment can pass inspections.
  • Analyze sub-system to meet design or rated specifications and modify or adjust equipment to meet specifications in a timely fashion to meet customer train availability schedule and/or overhaul schedule.
  • Record on appropriate work order, report card or data sheet the activity performed by indicating all relevant information pertaining to the activity.  Perform quality tests and verifications to ensure safe performance of sub-assembly or component in order to properly report to the customer, governing agencies or for internal auditing purposes.
  • Responsible for installing, troubleshooting, analysis, fault detection and repair of locomotive and cab railcar positive train control related systems, rail vehicle electrical systems, sub-systems and components and signaling systems.
  • Perform fault detection and diagnostics using microprocessor and diagnostic equipment.
  • Perform modifications from drawings, prints or electrical systems on locomotives and cab railcars as assigned.
  • Operate locomotives, prime mover, passenger coaches and cab cars as part of team to move and spot rail equipment as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor or management based on train availability or repair schedule. Follow all Bombardier security and safety instructions or procedures to prevent any personal injuries and maintain a safe fleet that will meet the demands of a reliable commuter service.



Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma/GED
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Maintain a Valid Driver's License
  • Be able to pass a background test to obtain and maintain a Camp Pendleton base pass
  • Proficient in written and spoken English is essential, French and Spanish are considered as assets.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Rail Equipment Systems and Sub-systems
  • Knowledge of diesel engine operations
  • Experience reading and interpreting blueprints and circuit schematics


Basic Competencies

  • Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications--both general and technical)
  • Communication skills (provide clear instructions/directions)
  • Reasoning skills (problem solving and troubleshooting skills)
  • Mechanical and Electrical aptitude
  • Strong Leadership & Team Building skills


Physical Requirements

  • Heavy work, lifting up to 70 pounds occasionally and up to 100 pounds on a rare basis
  • Reach/handle/touch/grip/stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/crawl/balance/climb/walk/stand constantly
  • Exposure to equipment that intensifies the heat factor on an occasional basis


Employment Conditions

  • Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries
  • Wear protective equipment such as hearing protection, safety-toe boots, or safety glasses where applicable
  • Will require random testing for drugs and/or alcohol
  • Will require a post-offer medical examination, including drug.


Environmental Conditions

Work outside in all weather conditions in confined spaces, and on occasion at elevated heights.

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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