Composites Engineer

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Date: 03-Feb-2023

Location: Saint-Bruno, QC, CA

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. Alstom’s products portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, trams and e-buses to integrated systems, customized services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. With Bombardier Transportation joining Alstom on January 29, 2021, the new Group’s combined revenue amounted to €15.7 billion for the 12-month period ended March 31, 20201. Headquartered in France, Alstom is now present in 70 countries and employs 75,000 people.


The composite engineer will play a key role in Alstom's Materials and Special Engineering Process team. He will bring expertise to Alstom's Train Design Center that is accountable for projects in the Americas region, and Alstom's supply chain, specific to fiber reinforced composites, thermoplastic materials and adhesive bonding. In this role, the Candidate will:

  • identify relevant applications for non-metallic materials and bonding
  • review and guide the selection of materials, layups, manufacturing process and suppliers
  • participate in supplier quality reviews and internal project gate reviews, identifying risks of non-compliance with technical requirements
  • review and approved test programs to meet Alstom and customer requirements
  • review and approved test reports
  • troubleshoot, working hands-on with suppliers, as required, and define corrective measures for non-compliant products


Desired profile

  • Degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering or other relevant domain
  • Member of the OIQ (L‘Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec)
  • Good understanding of non-metallic materials, covering design, processes (hand lay-up, infusion, RTM, SMC, and thermoforming) and testing
  • Good understanding of adhesive, covering applications, limitations, processing and validation
  • Practical experience in manufacturing non-metallic parts, adhesively bonded parts and product development (at least 2 years)
  • Understanding of railway specific standards suchs as NFPA 130 is an asset
  • Fluent in French/English
  • Familiar with CATIA V5 is an asset
  • Familiar with FEA of composites and Altair Hypermesh software and/or process modeling or resin flow software is an asset
  • Available to travel occasionally outside of Montreal area (to supplier sites and customer meetings)


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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