Automated People Mover Parts and Components Engineer

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Date: 9 Jul 2024

Location: West Mifflin, PA, US

Company: Alstom

Req ID:453608 


Leading societies to a low-carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges for automated people movers both electrical and mechanical parts. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide.

​We create smart innovation to meet the mobility challenges of now and the future. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses, autonomous subways, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 70,000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.


Services Engineering is a key function of Services NAM (Americas). The function provides engineering expertise and technical solutions to the various Business Units (BU) of Services. We will be mostly supporting our Aftermarket Customers with with engineering support to all products maintained and designed by Alstom that operate in the North American market (automated people movers) as well as several of the infrastructure components (guideways, stations,depots, electrification and power distribution). We are 230 professionals located in 17 different sites across the continent.


The position is posted for our West Mifflin(US) sites or Mississauga (CA) sites or Naperville (US) or St Bruno (CA) In Alstom Services, our focus is to provide excellence in customer support and develop innovative mobility solutions.


As a Parts and Components Engineer, what are my responsibilities?


As the Parts and Components Engineer, you will apply your electrical and electronic knowledge to design, verify and validate parts solutions when OEM parts have become obsolete. You will reverse engineer or develop obsolescence solutions, work on system overhaul proposals, and develop technical documentation for suppliers to meet FFF specifications and requirements. You will provide assembly/repair instructions, and new design drawings, develop all the required documentation, create or update engineering change orders, and review vendor technical proposals to ensure compliance with specifications and product safety.


You will actively participate and contribute to the aggressive growth of the Parts & Components business. You will support a customer outreach program to proactively generate business opportunities, such as major overhauls of Technical Support and Spares Supply Agreements (TSSSA). You will:


  • Ensure all the parts proposal will be meeting the customer specifications in form, fit and function, reliability, industrial norms, and standards.
  • Be thoroughly familiar with the project specification and its requirements relating to the Automated People Mover design tasks associated with the parts requested.
  • Prepare electrical, mechanical , and interface schematics, drawings, and documentation of assigned systems and meet deliverable schedule.
  • Coordinate and lead efforts with vendors to confirm compliance with customer requirements. You will interface with the end customer and vendors to ensure compliance and validity of the design.
  • Maintain your knowledge of automated people mover,  mechanical and  electrical-electronic norms and standards such IEEE, ANSI etc.
  • Provide  drawings, bills of material, detailed work scope, assembly and testing instructions for parts, equipment, and printed circuit boards as needed.
  • Work on bids proposals to repair, redesign, and overhaul electrical equipment, printed circuit boards and in general electrical-mechnical parts used in the rail industry.
  • Provide instructions to drafters and designers for the development and preparation of schematics, layouts, assembly, and detail drawings. Provide engineering support during the production of the part, specify and select electrical-mechanical components to be applied in the parts.
  • Provide customer technical support as needed.
  • Operate in the ALSTOM CCB Change Control Board
  • You will work in multi-disciplinary teams with Customers, Rolling Stock Engineering, Project Management, Supply Chain, Operations, Finance, Auditors, Platform (Tenders, Reference Library, REX), Quality, Validation and Testing.


What do I need to qualify for this job?


Have experience in automated people movers or rail industry standards and design or with similar industry products such as transportation vehicles, and/or high-low voltage equipment, and discrete electronic components. Have experience in preparing procurement specifications and technical requirements from customer specifications to drive the design of the parts requested. Understanding of engineering design change process, basic design for manufacturing, GD&T, etc


Candidate must be versatile, very autonomous, with hands-on experience, comfortable working in a fast-paced environment in unclear and ill-defined environments, and resourceful in finding information through multiple forms of  communication.


Minimum Qualifications  


  • University or Technical College degree in Railway Engineering, Mechanical,  Electronics, Automation Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
  • 5 years of industry-related experience.


Preferred Qualifications


  • Knowledge of automated people movers or rail industry
  • Knowledge of safety management systems and safety risk assessment.
  • Project Manager Experience 
  • Proficient in the use of mechanical and electrical/electronics design tools, MS Office, PDM, SAP, GSI, and Maximo (other ERP tools).
  • Knowledge of Alstom Design for Quality processes.


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 a global company where our people’s vision and values embrace Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). Wherever we operate and across all our businesses, we want to create an inclusive culture in which diversity is welcomed and appreciated. By bringing together people from diverse backgrounds and giving everyone the opportunity to contribute with their knowledge, skills, experiences and perspectives, we also generate value for Alstom and its stakeholders. 


Employment at Alstom is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. Alstom does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition (including breastfeeding), or any other basis protected by law. 


It is Alstom's policy to comply with all applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to non-discrimination and equal opportunity. The Company's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policy, as well as its affirmative action obligations, includes the full and complete support of the Company. Because it's just the right thing to do. We hope you think so, too. 


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