Sig and Comm Maintenance Engineer

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Date: 5 Jun 2024

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, more than 80 000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.



Join us as Sig and Comm Maintenance Engineer, and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role based in Toronto (Ont), CA.


Reporting to the Service Engineering, Project Engineering Maintenance Manager, the Sig and Comm Maintenance Engineer’s role is to ensure that the customer's operations and maintenance mission are well supported, investigated and provided solutions to their car availability issues. The Sig and Comm Maintenance Engineer will also act as Alstom's representative in the customers facilities and will assist the various internal teams with issues related to maintenance and on-site coordination of project-related activities and during design reviews when requested.


Could you be the full-time Sig and Comm Maintenance Engineer we’re looking for?


Your future role

Take on a new challenge and apply your engineering expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll work alongside exceptional, enthusiastic, and collaborative teammates.

You'll be creating great value as you use your engineering skills to maximize performance and reliability from a maintenance perspective while working on Light Rail transportation projects.


We’ll look to you for:

  • Maintaining the Configuration and Design Change Management of the Project
  • Supports as-maintained Alstom product configuration control and relevant documentation management
  • Support technical reviews with internal and external Suppliers, partners, customers, authorities
  • Manages the technical performances of the systems and provide Rex to relevant Services Platform.
  • Optimizes the scope and related tasks of the Maintenance plan.
  • Detects, defines, propose and implements the modifications of the maintained products to improve the reliability and serviceability, in order to reduce project costs and improve the performances of the systems.
  • Supports the Product Safety management system ensuring safety risks are mitigated.
  • Captures and ensures ownership of regulations and standards to be applied.
  • Interfaces with the stakeholders in the Certification processes.
  • Develops and assure updates the work instructions and processes from the maintenance plan and maintenance manuals.
  • Analyses the technical performances of the systems and the efficiency of the maintenance plan and processes, promoting action plans to improve them.
  • Manages the technical documentation within the system and any required interface with MMIS.
  • Develops standardized tools/processes improving efficiency in maintenance activities.
  • Searches for improvement actions in maintenance operations, performing engineering interface activities with Operations Engineers (depot support).
  • Provide technical support for any service incidents.
  • Maintain a good knowledge and understanding of all Communications and Signalling systems and running railway systems and all the business tools required to carry out the role.
  • Using all the available business tools, collate and analyse data from system downloads to report on existing defects, to identify any minor failures that require corrective maintenance, identify any failure trends and anomalies, and communicate accordingly and provide the appropriate corrective actions.
  • Liaise with other parties, both internal and external, where support and advice is required.
  • Accompany test runs when required.
  • Be aware of and support corporate problem-solving tools e.g., 8D, PDCA etc.
  • Where requested become actively involved in Kaizen, Lean and generic business improvement methodologies in a supporting role
  • Act in a safe and professional manner at all times, both on site and when representing Alstom at external suppliers or customers locations.
  • Comply fully with Alstom's People Management procedures and the business Environmental, Quality and Health and Safety policies.


All about you

We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field.
  • 5 years’ experience in engineering related field combined with experience in the field of public transit vehicles in a manufacturing and/or maintenance environment especially in Signaling and Security on board systems.  
  • knowledge of transit railway workshops and operating environment with respect to processes, procedures, and safety.
  • Good knowledge in the following areas: Communications systems, Signalling systems, SCADA
  • Good knowledge of reading the mechanical and electrical drawings and schematics.
  • Utilize your skills in strategic system thinking.


Things you’ll enjoy

Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career. You’ll also:

  • Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines.
  • Work with cutting edge systems in rail.
  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues.
  • Contribute to innovative projects.
  • Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries.
  • Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning.
  • Progress towards engineering leadership roles.
  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive social coverage (life, medical, pension) 


You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!

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. As a global business, we’re an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates diversity across the 70+ countries we operate in. We’re committed to creating an agile, inclusive and responsible culture 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.   


Alstom is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, National, or Local Laws.


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