Signalling & Communication System Technician

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Date: 30-Jan-2023

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:338881 

Imagine playing a central role in reducing the carbon footprint of Canada’s busiest public transit system and doing so with a consistently ranked Top Employer with a global reach. As part of the ONxpress consortium, Alstom is proudly working to transform the collective mobility of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas (GTHA) through the On-Corridor Works project, and we are hiring for hundreds of roles. The GO Expansion scope : new electric locomotives, fleet upgrades, train control systems, network electrification, signalling, telecommunications and digital systems, maintenance, and much more.


Purpose of the Job

Be a part of the task execution within the Service Engineering department, in the Maintenance Engineering team, mainly supporting the engineering team to perform due diligence inspections and asset configuration survey of the signaling and communications equipment on the GO Transit network.



  • Execution of the preventive and corrective maintenance for Railways Signaling and Security On Board system (mainly ERTMS), following the Quality, Safety and EHS procedures.
  • Technical analysis of faults, Software/HW development and integration skills, IoT, Big Data for main train systems, apart from Signaling. 
  • Create different reports (contractual, technical, etc.) to explain incidents for tracking fleet reliability  
  • Planning of activities, updates of procedures and manuals in collaboration with Engineering department, training of maintenance workers.
  • Define with the Project lead of the project, the features expected for diagnosis tool, to improve its performance
  • Support changes to improve the performance of the different retrofits outspreaded in the customer fleet
  • Cooperate in the implementation of new tools to monitor new subsystems 
  • Support the objective of contractual reliability and availability indicators/commitments.
  • Apply Continuous Improvement and promote its culture.
  • Comply with Quality, Environmental, Safety and Occupational health regulations.


  • Contractual indicators of the projects assigned to their responsibility. Mainly focus on Availability, Reliability and train performance.
  • Objectives established annually according to compliance with performance indicators for standard works and compliance with contractual objectives.
  • Main lines KPI’s.
  • Customer satisfaction.

Educational Requirements

Mandatory:  Telecommunication or Industrial Technician

Desirable: Technical degree in Telecommunication or Industrial Engineer or similar (Electrical, Electronical or Mechanical Engineering) 




  • At least, 3 years of experience in a similar industrial environment, if with a technical degree in Telecommunication or Industrial Engineer or similar
  • Experience in railway maintenance and with railway normative, especially in Signaling and Security on board systems.  
  • Experience with Office package.


  • Knowledge of electrical, traction and brake system for railway or similar
  • SAP, GSI or other ERP system


Competencies & Skills

  • Fluency in English is mandatory 
  • Fluency in French is an asset
  • Analytical skills, good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to make decisions and sense of urgency (sets priorities and reacts immediately when confronted with a problem)
  • Proactivity in proposing solutions, capable of managing multiple / high-priority assignments
  • Flexibility and adaptability (ability to evaluate alternative ways of achieving objectives)
  • Critical thinking and good judgement 
  • Good communications and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to be innovative and detail-oriented, experienced in highly visible projects
  • Ability to meet firm deadlines
  • Knowledge of general tools: Office suite in advance level 
  • Knowledge of Process Improvement 
  • Knowledge in SAP or GSI ERP system - user level

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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