Service Engineer

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Date: 05-Aug-2022

Location: Preston, VIC, Australia

Company: Alstom

Req ID:323763 

About 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, signalling 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.

This is Full time, Permanent position as Service Engineer in Preston, VIC-AU.
The role of the Service Engineer is to support the Lead Service Engineer and provide technical support for the Melbourne LRV service team and the Customer. It is also to assist in the revision / creation of manuals, systems, standards, maintenance regimes and technical solutions to improve the performance and reliability of the vehicles.
Primary Responsibilities:
Assist in the development, verification and application/introduction of vehicle related standards that would be relevant and applicable for specific types of rail vehicles.
Assist in the development of data collection processes and procedures relating to vehicle condition, performance, reliability etc.
Apply Engineering principles to investigate vehicle trends and perform root cause analysis. 
Assist in the development of researched solutions to address vehicle performance trends with the aim of minimising or eliminating their reoccurrence. Such solutions may involve changes to suppliers, design, maintenance regimes etc. and will require close liaison with other functional departments such as engineering, supply management and customers. 
Perform cost benefit and risk analysis for proposed solutions to assess their viability within the constraints of the contract and budget.
Produce proposals on relevant and cost-effective options for vehicle changes/modifications accompanied by the appropriate documentation such as risk analysis etc.
Assist in the development and implementation of overhaul intervals and specifications (scope of work) for major components based on results of risk analysis, specifications, vehicle condition (ie. condition monitoring) and financial constraints.


Key Requirements:

  • University qualified engineer in mechatronics, mechanical, electrical or electronics discipline or qualified tradesperson with rail vehicle maintenance and operations experience.   

  • 3 to 5+ years’ experience in a Rolling Stock Fleet Operational environment preferred

  • Computer Literate in MS Office programs (i.e. Word, Excel, Access).

  • Able to use IT systems i.e. Maximo for data recording and management.

  • A strong level of fault finding and troubleshooting experience in structural, mechanical, and electrical systems.

  • Preparation of standards, maintenance schedules, maintenance instructions, fault reports and other documents.

  • Some experience and understanding of the interface between electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic equipment on rail vehicles.

  • Experience and understanding of the interface between electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic equipment on rail vehicles.

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. We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people with disability and other minority groups to apply.
We recognise that embracing flexibility & inclusivity is the smarter way of working. Please speak with us about your individual needs or if any workplace adjustments are required. If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process please email:

For internal applicants, please ensure you confirm your eligibility to apply with your Supervisor and relevant Human Resources representative prior to submitting an application.

As part of the application process, you will be required to undergo pre-employment reference and medical checks, including drug and alcohol testing and provide your current Covid-19 Vaccination status.

There are different compliance requirements for different workgroups. You will be provided with relevant information, during the recruitment process.

If you are unable to be vaccinated for other reason(s), please provide those reason(s) in the application for our consideration.

This is an exciting time for you to join our team! We are currently experiencing immense growth and can offer you a unique opportunity delivering key infrastructure projects, and the potential for further career growth.

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