Mechanical Engineer

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Date: 22-Jul-2022

Location: West Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Company: Alstom

Req ID:328521 

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. 

If you’re ambitious, driven and team-spirited, this is your opportunity to build a career as a Mechanical Engineer in West Melbourne, VIC.


About the Role:

Alstom’s V/Line Maintenance project is responsible for the management of the maintenance of the V/Line Rolling Stock Fleet. As a Mechanical Engineer in the Classic Fleet Engineering team, you will be assisting to maintain V/Line’s Classic Fleet of 1950s-1990s built locomotives, carriages and Sprinter DMUs. These trains are a key part of the V/Line Fleet, transporting passengers throughout regional Victoria. The successful applicant will be working on critical tasks to improve the safety and performance of the V/Line Classic Fleet.


The Classic Fleet Engineering team are based at our West Melbourne Depot, they provide technical engineering support to the Alstom Maintenance team and V/Line. This role is ideal for an experienced Mechanical Engineer, with highly developed communication skills, who can draw upon their engineering knowledge, analytical and problem solving skills to improve safety, availability and reliability. This position requires a hands-on inquisitive engineer who is seeking a dynamic and varied role within a maintenance engineering team.


You will propose and develop safe, compliant, practical, cost effective engineering solutions. Working across all mechanical systems on the V/Line Classic Fleet, including braking & door systems, diesel engines as well as staff and customer amenities. Existing experience in rail or an equivalent industry is desirable. The successful candidate will be leading safety and reliability investigations to identify the root cause and implement workable solutions; developing maintenance standards and instructions; and assisting Procurement to identify and address component obsolescence.


Please ensure your application is accompanied by a Cover Letter and CV, we are interested in why you want to join Alstom’s V/Line Maintenance project and how your experiences will benefit the team.  This position includes a Myki pass that provides free Public Transport in Victoria.


Key requirements / skills

  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering.

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a regulated industry eg rail, defence, mining or transport is desirable.

  • Service, design and/or commissioning experience, preferably on rail vehicles.

  • Strong understanding of the interface between electrical, mechanical and pneumatic equipment.

  • Demonstrated experience in root cause identification of complex engineering problems.

  • Highly developed communication skills, with the ability to target your audience.

  • An understanding of the principles of asset management and the development of preventative maintenance regimes.

  • Experience in the development of maintenance plans and instructions.

  • Ability to provide on-the-spot problem analysis and engineering advice to management and technical personnel.

  • A desire to continuously improve yourself and the environment around 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. 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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