Train Manager

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Date: 29-Nov-2022

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

Company: Alstom

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Job Title & Purpose

Job Title

Train Manager

Purpose of the Job/Objective

  • She/He will ensures the adequate train preparation and availability to run during tests phases
  • Ensures proper EHS management during heavy Rolling Stock testing
  • Manages Rolling Stock tests execution (“maîtrise d’oeuvre” tests)

Position in the Organisation

Organisation Reporting

  • Hierarchical Reporting : Site T&C Director
  • Functional Reporting : PrTCM and Test manager

The Train Manager is an entitled member of T&C or, if not member of T&C, has to be duly entitled by T&C.

Network & Links

  • Internal Interfaces : Test team, PrTCM, PrVM, Serial Test manager, Driver team
  • External Interface : Customer, External suppliers, Journalist

Mission

Performance Measurement

  • Respect of tracks reservation compliant to test program- Respect of Test train set availability
  • Zero severe accidents – permanent update of prevention plan and procedures
  • Respect the tests schedule and duration

Responsibilities

In order to state Train Manager’s responsibilities precisely in accordance with the different testing sites and their specificities, the Responsibilities chapter of this Job Description is detailed as follow :

  • Tests on Rolling Stock Sites (RS)
  • Test on private tests centre
  • Test on public railway network

Tests on RS Sites – Train Manager’s responsibilities

  1. Represent the PrTCM, on board the train, during validations and certification tests , and dynamic serial commissioning tests.
  2. Preparing the test implementation (staffing, availability of tools, measurement devices (for AT measurements), and on board spare parts, ...).
  3. Checking the ability of the train and its environment to complete the test.
  4. Organising/Reserving the track slots with the Serial Test manager.
  5. Conducting the tests and carrying out the tests to be done by ALSTOM.
  6. Giving instructions to the driver.
  7. Producing failure reports to the Tests Manager.
  8. Producing the test book (test events chronology).
  9. Operationally coordinating all the on board actors.
  10. Responsible for the overall safety of the test (EHS) and has to make sure that all people on board the train know these EHS rules.
  11. Managing the First Aid Box and knowing alert’s channels in case of accident.
  12. Making sure that test train set’s configuration is properly managed.

 

Test on private tests centre – Train Manager’s responsibilities

  1. Represent the PrTCM, on board the train, during validations and certification tests, and dynamic serial commissioning tests.
  2. Preparing the test implementation (staffing, availability of tools, measurement devices (for AT measurements), and on board spare parts, ...) together with Test Manager (CV).
  3. Checking the ability of the train to complete the test.
  4. Is the interlocutor together with the Test Manager (CV), on a daily basis, of the Railway Test Centre and follows the way various testing phases are organised.
  5. Arrange together with the Test Manager (CV) with their test center’s counter-part the test slot booking.
  6. At the beginning of any test sequence and after the Railway Test Centre placed testing means at his disposal, he compulsory confirms to the Test Centre Central Command Room the status of tracks availability and the current consignations before authorising the test track access to his testing team, including external taking part persons.
  7. Conducting the tests and carrying out the tests to be done by ALSTOM in co-ordination with the Test Manager (CV).
  8. Formal transmission to the Test Centre Central Command Room, when test shift is over, of the following status :

-side tracking and steadying of trucks and/or train set

-power switch off

-any incident or anomaly he may have met during the test shift

  1. Support to the Test Manager to create the failure reports.
  2. Support to the Test Manager on producing the test book (test events chronology).
  3. Operationally coordinating all the on board actors.
  4. He is responsible for the safety of all people attending the tests, belonging to the Company but also sub-contractors. As such, he is also responsible for the distribution and the application of the safety rules defined by the Railway Test Centre by the same people. He manages the applicable prévention plan.
  5. Managing the First Aid Box and knowing alert’s channels in case of accident.
  6. Making sure that test train set’s configuration is properly managed.
  7. The train manager has to be informed about the train set status esp. on modifications on the train set performed by CV team or sub-suppliers, maintenance team and has to decide if the train set is still in a safe condition (maybe by support of technical experts) or not. If not he has the right to stop the tests.

On public infrastructure – Train Manager´s responsibility

  1. Represent the PrTCM, on board the train, during validations and certification tests, and dynamic serial commissioning tests.
  2. Preparing the test implementation (staffing, availability of tools, measurement devices (for AT measurements), and on board spare parts, ...) together with Test Manager (CV).
  3. Checking the ability of the train to complete the test.
  4. Is the unique interlocutor of the responsible person (Train or Test Manager) nominated by the Testing Body in charge of the tests campaign (non ATSA : e.g.: Eurailtest AEF).
  5. He takes part in the tests.
  6. He coordinates the work to be done by the various Company teams and the Test Manager regarding their organisation and implementation when the train set is not in dynamic tests.
  7. carrying out the tests which could be requested by ALSTOM.
  8. Support to the ATSA Tests Manager on producing failure reports.
  9. Support to the ATSA Tests Manager on producing the test book (test events chronology).
  10. Operationally coordinating all the on board actors, should they be ATSA or assimilated (Co Parts, suppliers on board the train) under the responsibility of the person in charge (Train or Test Manager).
  11. He is responsible for the safety of all people attending the tests, belonging to the Company but also sub-contractors. As such, he is also responsible for the distribution and the application of the safety rules defined by the Railway Test Centre by the same people. He manages the applicable prévention plan.
  12. Managing the First Aid Box and knowing alert’s channels in case of accident.
  13. Making sure that test train set’s configuration is properly managed.
  14. The train manager has to be informed about the train set status esp. on modifications on the train set performed by CV team or sub-suppliers, maintenance team and has to decide if the train set is still in a safe condition (maybe by signature of ATSA team expert) or not. If not he has the right to stop the tests.

Following specificities have to be taken on board to fulfil these missions :

Skills & experience :

- experienced Test or Certification/Validation Technician

- Structured and organised approach of the job

- Coordination skills and ability to take decisions

Team size :

- no dedicated team but coordination of all the actors on board the train (5 to 50 peoples : technicians, suppliers, engineering, validation, visitors, journalists, VIP’s …)

 

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Alain

HOMASSEL

RSCO TC Director

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Checked/Approved by:

Mathilde

BROGNARD

 RSCO HR

Business Partner

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