Product Designer

Date: 18-Aug-2019

Location: Rochester, NY, United States

Company: Alstom

Alstom’s approach can be summarized in one word – “fluidity”.  Alstom is a global leader in passenger, freight and mining rail transportation, signalling, and infrastructure, and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies.  We are a global leader in the transportation sector, in the digital age.  As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the transport sector. We offer a complete range of solutions (from high-speed trains to metros, tramways and e-buses), passenger solutions, customized services (maintenance, modernization), infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Alstom is a world leader in integrated transport systems.  Our 34,500 employees worldwide rigorously apply the Alstom Code of Ethics and work closely with our community of stakeholders to deliver solutions and services that bear the brand of Alstom.  Alstom businesses had sales of 34.2 billion for the 2017/2018 fiscal year.  Visit to learn more about our business. 





Deliver electromechanical solutions on railway products by producing detailed drawings, technical documentation (requirements specifications, structural calculation report, test plans and reports) following standard Product Development processes.



•  Capture Key requirements and elaborate product specifications (nominal and degraded modes, function and performances, RAMS, industrial constraints, maintenance, configuration tools & functions)
•  Design elements of the product architecture (interfaces, functional refinement, functions or HW & SW allocation)
•  Create requirements for Product maintenance and configuration tools & functions
•  Contribute to the definition & maintenance of delivery baseline, analyses and implement Change Request
•  Conduct Product performance assessment and simulation
•  Support inputs to other disciplines (HW, Safety, V&V, RAM, Sourcing, etc.)
•  Contribute to Product documentation (Datasheet, Installation Manual, User Manuel, Maintenance Manual, training kit)



BS  or MS in Mecahnical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology



10+ years in the design and development of electro-mechanical hardware systems and/or products

Experience working in cross functional multi-discipline development teams

Development of product specifications (functional, performance, nominal and degraded modes, RAM, etc.)

Experience designing and manufacturing iron, aluminum, and steel castings. (desirable)

Experiance with designing electrical enclosures (desirable)

Experience with designing injection molds (desirable)

System Architect modeling experience (SysML)  (desirable)

Experience in railroad/transit signaling market (desirable)



Excellent verbal and wirtten communication

Excellent organizational and configuration management

Ability to generate, read, and interpret user requirements



SolidWorks / PTC Creo / Catia, or other 3D modeling experience

SolidWorks Simulation, ANSYS, or other finite element software experience


Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowePoint, Project, Access)

Artisian Studio




Working Conditions:

Work in primarily an office environment

Work occasionally at customer sites (outdoor trackside) at various times of day

Work with material suppliers Domestic, India, China, etc.






Alstom offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals.  Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility.  Alstom recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs.  Our commitment is to you, the employee. Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking.  Make switch to a new track and join Alstom today! 


Alstom abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

Alstom provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans (including but not limited to other protected veterans and individuals with known physical and mental limitations).  If you need a reasonable accommodation/assistance for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please note this in our online application.


Successful applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment drug testing for unauthorized substances. Marijuana and medical marijuana are considered unauthorized substances. Additionally, upon date of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming identity and authorization to work in the United States.


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