Welding Coordinator

Apply now »

Date: 17 Jul 2024

Location: Vasteras, SE

Company: Alstom

Req ID: 456503

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, 74,000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.



Could you be the full-time Welding Coordinator (IWE) in Västerås we’re looking for?


Your future role

Take on a new challenge and apply your IWE expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll report to Lars Devero (ALM Engineering Manager Nordics, located in Västerås), and work alongside collaborative and humble teammates. ALM is an abbreviation of Asset Life Management, which in short mean life extension of rail vehicles. The life extension can be of technical characteristics where technical systems are upgraded or exchanged, it can also be of customer experience characteristics, where the interior of the rail vehicle is modernized.

You'll contribute by coordinating the welding work in our business area crash-repairs in the majority of the rail vehicle types running in the Nordics. Day-to-day, you’ll work closely with teams across the business (all the way from bid management to production and verification of repaired rail vehicles), technical investigations and much more.

You’ll specifically take care of the welding coordination in crash-repairs of rail vehicles, but also grow in areas which you are interested in and suit the company needs.


We’ll look to you for

  • Review the needed requirements in welding projects, such as, check the product standard to be used, together with any supplementary requirements
  • Perform technical reviews, based on materials specifications, welded joint properties and location, define quality and acceptance requirements for welds, analyze accessibility of the welds’ location and sequence for inspection and non-destructive testing
  • Check the suitability, identification, safety, handling, verification, validation and maintenance of welding and associated equipment
  • Check the compatibility, delivery conditions, supplementary requirements, storage and handling of welding consumables
  • Inspect the validity of welders’ and welding operators’ qualifications, suitability of welding procedure specifications, identity of the parent material and welding consumables, joint preparations and suitability of working conditions before welding
  • Inspect the essential welding parameters, preheating/interpass temperature, correct use of welding consumables, control of distortion and perform intermediary examinations
  • Check validity of welders’ and welding operators’ qualifications, suitability of welding procedure specifications, identity of the parent material and welding consumables, joint preparations and suitability of working conditions before welding
  • Perform visual inspection, usage of non-destructive and destructing tests, inspect the form, shape, tolerance and dimensions of the construction as well as the results of post operations


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:

  • Degree in International Welding Engineer (IWE)
  • Experience or understanding of 3D CAD design (Solidworks, Catia V5 or equivalent)
  • Structured mindset
  • Communicative
  • Both theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience of welding of rail vehicles or other automotive vehicles
  • Knowledge of valid European and Swedish’s norms, standards and legislation for rail vehicles and railway
  • Fluent in English
  • Swedish level C2 according to Folkuniversitetet (see further below)

Most of our customers are Swedish and part of the engineering work is to both talk to customers and different functions within Altom. Being able to communicate in Swedish will be required to be fully operational in the role, thus. However, Your Swedish does not need to be fluent today, but to cope with the role you need to have come a long way. You need to be willing to continue developing your Swedish. See further information at www.folkuniversitetet.se/mer-om-sprak/vilken-niva-ska-jag-valja/.


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
  • Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful and humble 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
  • Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognizes 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!


Please note that during the holiday period we are reviewing all applications for this role as they come we will get in touch with you in the last  week of  August. That is also when we will start taking further steps in the recruitment process.



Important to note

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 inclusive workplace for everyone.


Apply now »