Machine Maintenance Technician

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Date: 29-Jan-2023

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 



Primarily repairs, installs and maintains electrical and mechanical equipment; at times may troubleshoot, repair, and maintain district buildings and facilities.


Distinguishing Characteristics

The Facility Maintenance Mechanic is distinguished by advanced technical expertise in the repair and maintenance of mechanical equipment and fleet maintenance support equipment.  Possesses an advanced degree of knowledge, skill, and ability of repair and maintenance compared to the Facility Maintenance Engineer II classification.


Supervision Received and Exercised

This position works under the immediate supervision of the Facility Maintenance Supervisor and the Facility Resources Supervisor.


Working Conditions

Works in a variety of locations.  Requires working outdoors and with a variety of machines, tools, and chemicals.  Completes extensive travel between district facilities, including bus stops and rail stations.




Essential Functions

The troubleshooting, diagnosis, repair, maintenance, and installation of mechanical systems and equipment associated with fleet and facility maintenance support equipment.


          Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:


The work associated with the Facility Engineer I and Facility Engineer II, plus the troubleshooting, maintenance, repair, and installation metal fabrications (ladders, steel and chain railings, gratings and frames, misc.); waste compactors; pressure washers; bus vacuums; fluid dispensing equipment and pumps; battery charging equipment; welding equipment; shop equipment (lathes, bead blasters, saws, grinders, drill presses, etc.); paint booth; cleaning equipment (scrubber, sweeper, pressure washer, blower, etc.); conveying systems, bridge cranes; jib cranes; bus Hoists; portable bus lifts, piping and fittings; secondary containment piping and fittings; air compressor systems; fueling systems; motor oil systems; bus washing and water reclamation systems; HVAC  systems, bulk storage tanks, controls, and piping, electrical switchboards, transformers; panel boards; motor control centers; power generation equipment; automatic transfer switches; life safety systems, etc.




          Mental Requirements

Knowledge of maintenance, electrical and mechanical principles, theory, and practical application; knowledge of regulations and codes applicable to work performed, such as OSHA, EPA, and state and federal building codes; knowledge of safety regulations, techniques, and methods, skill in reading and interpreting sketches, diagrams, schematics, and blueprints; skill in estimating time and material costs associated with assigned projects; skill in written and verbal communications; skill in the safe use of tools and equipment; ability to perform mathematical calculations; ability to troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair malfunctions of facility equipment and facility support systems; ability to work effectively in ambiguous or uncertain environments; ability to work under pressure to effectively devise and implement solutions in emergency situations and/or strict time schedules.


          Physical Requirements

Ability to operate the vehicles, tools and equipment required to complete repairs and maintenance; ability to push, pull, dig, reach, stoop, crawl and climb; ability to maintain balance in and around wet floors, roof tops, and other difficult work locations; ability to physically lift objects up to 50 lbs. on a frequent basis; ability to operate motorized equipment including forklifts, scissor lifts, and boom lifts. 



Must possess valid California driver's license; ability to complete forklift driver training program needed to operate this piece of equipment; minimum five years experience in an industrial/facilities maintenance environment; mechanical maintenance certifications, education, and training preferred.



Ability to safely operate a variety of motor vehicles that require a class C driver's license; ability to safely operate a forklift and other motorized equipment; ability to operate power and hand tools commonly used in maintenance and construction.

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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