Test Engineer

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Date: 29-Sep-2021

Location: Vallejo, CA, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:159763 

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.   

Purpose of the Job/Objective

  • Write Train test procedures
  • Carries out type, validation, serial tests, or investigation tests, and preparing reports
  • Defines and implements the most appropriate testing methodology and means of testing
  • Develops test operating modes and analyses test results



Organisation Reporting

  • Hierarchical : SCVM Site Certification and Validation Manager
  • Functional : TVE Train Validation Engineer



Network & Links

  • Internal Interfaces : Site Certification and Validation Manager, Validation Engineer, Test Manager, Test technician, Technical experts
  • External Interfaces : Test infrastructure providers, Suppliers of test equipment, External Test laboratories, Customers representatives



Performance Measurement

  • Timely execution of the test program
  • % of rework of test report
  • % of rework of test procedures



Accountable for:

  • Defining the most appropriate test methodology, testing means and developing the test operating mode in accordance within the costs time and pass-fail criterion set for the test.



Responsible for :

  • Preparing the tests he/she is responsible for
    • Participating in the design and the development of the tools necessary for performing the tests
    • Implementing, verifying (functional), and ensuring compliance (calibration) of the measuring equipment to be ready at the time of the test.
    • Preparing the equipment for testing. Validating that the applied configuration and prerequisite testing allows the testing to proceed.  
  • Respecting EHS rules notably implementing LockOutTagOut instruction.
  • Supervising and/or executing test activities, analyzing test results “live” and deciding if test has to be redone or not
  • Test results data analysis, writing static and dynamic test reports.



Knowledge & Experience

  • Test execution capability on some of the following domains:
    • AERO : aerodynamics / air passage
    • DIM : dimensional & gauge
    • EMC : electromagnetic Compatibility
    • NOISE : acoustics / noise
    • RDYN : railway dynamics
    • WEIGHT : weight management & allocation
    • WINTER : winterisation, climatic adaptation
    • AUX : auxiliary supply
    • BRAKE
    • BOGIE
    • DOORS
    • EARTHING : safety earthing
    • FIRE : fire protection system
    • HORN : horn & headlights
    • HVAC
    • LIGHT : internal lighting
    • PAPIS
    • RADIO : train radio
    • SIG : signaling
    • TCMS
    • THENG : thermal engine
    • TOILET
    • WINDOW : Passenger window, windscreen and wiper and washing system
    • TRAIN : train operation
    • TOD : track obstacle detection
    • PRM : disabled persons
  • Ability to define, create and maintain test benches
  • Software Validation




  • Force of proposal for validation methods/tools improvement (from a quality, duration and cost point of view) on his/her scope of activities in particular to decrease the time spent on trains


Educational Requirements

  • 4-year Engineering degree from accredited institution + 2-years of applicable technical experience


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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