Service Technician

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Date: 25-Sep-2021

Location: Vallejo, CA, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:173801 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   


The role is multi-skilled requiring a high degree of competency in mechanical skills with basic electrical skills. The role involves diverse mechanical and electrical work on rail cars and other vehicles including body work repairs, welding repairs, fabrication and basic electrical installation tasks. The role has responsibilities for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) inspections as assigned and the maintenance of documentation for the vehicles and the work site. The ability to drive a road vehicle and fork lift truck is desirable.



Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Body work and repairs: For rail passenger cars, locomotives and components
  • Fabrication: Parts and special tooling
  • Welding: The ability to weld different types of metals, steel, stainless steel, aluminum is desirable but not essential
  • Cutting: Ability to cut metals using mechanical tools, gas and other thermal tools
  • Mechanical: Mechanical disassembly/assembly of passenger rail car interior panels and general interior fittings
  • Mechanical: Conduct repairs and installation of pneumatic and water systems on passenger rail cars and locomotives
  • Mechanical: The installation of snow plows, fiberglass noses and other large components on locomotives
  • Electrician: Installation of high and low voltage also WIFI and communications conduit and cabling. The installation of communication systems on buses and passenger rail cars
  • Environmental Health and Safety: Performs EHS duties as assigned
  • Electrician: Basic electrical wiring installation, testing and troubleshooting of passenger rail cars and locomotives
  • Documentation: Maintains vehicle history books and other production documentation


Supervisory Responsibilities                                                     

This role has no supervisory responsibilities.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies

  • The ability to work in a safe and secure manner using mechanical and electrical safety isolations
  • The fabrication of parts & special tooling using standard industrial tooling
  • The ability to install complex mechanical systems, structures, flooring, brackets etc. on passenger rail cars and locomotives
  • Certification as a welder desirable
  • Ability to read mechanical and electrical schematic and manufacturing drawings
  • Ability to follow written work, process and testing instructions
  • Mechanical skill including the selection and use of both hand and power tools for drilling, tapping, removal and replacement of mechanical parts
  • Basic electrical skills for installation of conduit and cabling
  • Basic computer skill, word processing and spreadsheet
  • Interpersonal skills, able to work in a small team or alone with minimal supervision
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have basic knowledge of internet software, word processing and spreadsheet software


Candidate Requirements

Educational Requirements


Technical Trade School completion or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience


Experience (Essential Functions)


3+ years experience


Working Conditions (Industrial/Environmental)


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually noisy.


Physical/Mental Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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 the switch to a new track and join Alstom today! 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Alstom is a drug-free workplace.


This contractor and subcontractor shall abide 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 contact Alstom’s Recruiting Department at careers.us@alstom.com (please use “Accommodation Request” as the subject line).  


An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company 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.   


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