Supplier Quality Serial Life Engineer

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Date: 12-Jan-2023

Location: Thunder Bay, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:401716 

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide 

Role & Responsabilities:


  • Non- Conformities Management:
  • Responsible for Non-Conformity day-to day management, insuring reactivity to inform supplier of Non-Conformity Report (NCR), to replace defective parts and to implement securization.
  • Animate Non-Conformities Report treatment by setting-up relevant actions plan to reach Non-Conformity Report (NCR) target.
  • Invoice the Cost Of Non-Quality (CONQ S1) to the suppliers.
  • Ensure management of Supplier’s waiver requests for assigned scope and Suppliers


  • Containment actions:
  • Organize the retrofit to be performed by the supplier.
  • Decide quality wall if necessary.


  • Solving issues & Continuous Improvement:
  • Secure in a timely manner strong and complete supplier containment actions plan to secure the Manufacturing line
  • Challenge our suppliers to enforce relevant corrective and preventive action plan, challenge reactivity.
  • Check the effectiveness of the corrective and preventive action plan of the Supplier, ask for evidences, challenge them and perform supplier’s visit. Ensure control plan sustainability (regular follow-up on main suppliers).
  • Set up and manage Supplier improvement roadmap for non-performing Suppliers according to Supplier Quality escalation process (Green / Yellow / Red status)
  • Organize reviews with suppliers and visit suppliers’ premises as necessary.


  • Inspection of low-critical parts:
  • Ensure performance of inspection for low critical parts (parts non-included Supplier Part List)
  • Check the effectiveness of the corrective and preventive action plan of the supplier (ask for evidences - challenge them, and perform supplier’s visit do supplier’ visit if required). Ensure control plan sustainability (regular follow-up on main suppliers).
  • For ‘trusted’ suppliers: to take part of the Return Of experience (REX) analysis.



  • Top Issues Dashboard:
  • Prepare and monitor supplier Quality review at unit level to tackle the Top issues.



Background Required




Educational Requirements

  • Engineering degree (electrical preffered)
  • Familiar with supplier qualifications standards (ISO, ASME, IRIS, Local Standards, etc.)
  • Fluent in English


Experience and Skills

  • min 3 years’ experience in Quality, Supply Chain
  • Previous experience working as a Supplier Quality Assurance managing inspections, controls, suppliers, incomings and contractors.
  • Experience managing supplier relationships is a plus
  • Experience using SAP or similar computer applications is a plus
  • You are collaborative
  • Persuasive and resilient

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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