Methods Engineer

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Date: 31 May 2023

Location: Plattsburgh, US

Company: Alstom

Purpose of the job

-Defines and validate the detailed manufacturing process for a new product.

-Perform industrial documentation for the project, define industrial master data and set the manufacturing method time.

-In serial phase, drive continuous improvement actions and industrialize product and process changes.



-During specification and preliminary design phases:

-Bring ideas to the Process Engineer or the PIM to guide product definition in order to improve the product manufacturability and achieve QCD targets.

-Participate to the product design reviews when required.

-Estimate Method Time.


-During detailed design phase and before Serial Go:

-Participate to P-FMEA.

-Participate to validation of prototypes if any.

-Request tooling when needed and write tooling specifications.

-Depending on the domain: perform ERP routings, Work Instructions, Inspection Instructions, program for CNC machines. And this ensuring good EHS and ergonomic conditions.

-Perform work stations task sequencing.

-Validate product design and industrialization through FAR and FAI.

-Calculate precise Method Time.


-After serial Go:

-Industrialize retrofit after engineering changes: Routings, Work Instructions, and tooling.

-Support Production to achieve manufacturing QCD targets.

-Participate to continuous improvement workshops. (Ex: SWIP)

-Contribute to industrial REX on manufacturing processes.

Educational Requirements

-Technical education in Engineering (Industrial, Mechanical preferred)

-English read, written, spoken


Desired Knowledge / Experience

-Manufacturing experience, preferably in the railway industry.

-Technical knowledge of Manufacturing Engineering, writing manufacturing work instructions, line balancing.

-Experience in working with an ERP (such as SAP) for Bill of Materials, Routings, Configuration follow-up

-Working knowledge in Quality, EHS standards and Ergonomics.

-Familiar with IS common tools.

-Process FMEA, QRQC.

-Time analysis (MTM, MEK, UAS).


Behavioural Competencies

-Conscientious. Commits and delivers.

-Team Player.  Spirit of “Team Trust Action”

-Decisive.  Obtains and uses necessary information to make decisions. Refers decision to others when appropriate


-Logical and organized

-Good communication.

Nearest Major Market: Plattsburgh

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