Electrical Technician

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Date: 19 Nov 2023

Location: West Mifflin, PA, US

Company: Alstom

Req ID:432908 

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 from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. 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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Performs a variety of repetitive and non-repetitive tasks associated with electrical design and electro-mechanical testing of new equipment and new product prototypes. 
  2. Communicates with internal and external customers. 
  3. Provides technical assistance to other personnel in the operation of computers, electronic equipment and various test applications. 
  4. Performs first level testing, using standard equipment, and analyzes results to evaluate performance and determine need for adjustments.    
  5. Builds, operates and modifies non-standard equipment and test fixtures.  May recommend new equipment materials or procedures to improve product quality or reliability. 
  6. Travels to various field site locations to assist with evaluation of system start-ups. 
  7. Programs integrated circuits (ic chip, eprom, etc.).
  8. Performs mechanical calibration of systems and equipment. 
  9. Develops fixturing and schematic drawings. 
  10. Assists in writing, programming or modifying test specifications using standard procedures and/or computers. 

Nothing in this job description restricts management's rights to assign/reassign duties or responsibilities to this job at any time.



Specific Knowledge, Skills, Licenses and Certifications:

  • Reads and interprets drawings, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings and engineering instructions while applying knowledge of electronic theory and components.    
  • Performs basic soldering.
  • Uses advanced electronic test equipment such as waveform analyzer, programmable power supply, etc.   
  • Understands written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents. 
  • Communicates effectively in verbal and written communication methods as appropriate.
  • Uses a computer’s scroll bars, mouse, and dialog boxes to work within the operating system.  Accesses and switches between applications and files of interest. 
  • Performs basic troubleshooting and determines causes for test failures. 
  • Possesses working knowledge of basic electrical components, advanced circuitry and schematics, safety procedures when working with voltage greater than 70 DC, and Electrostatic Discharge (ESD). 
  • Uses Bombardier specific computer databases such as SAP to manage large amounts of information, input data, retrieve specific records, and create reports to communicate the information. 
  • Utilizes Microsoft Excel to enter, manipulate and format text and numerical data; insert, delete and manipulate cells, rows and columns; and create and save worksheets. 
  • Uses Microsoft Word to type text, format, edit, print, save and retrieve documents. 


Education and/or Experience

  • High school graduate plus one two years additional education in an electronics technical school or two academic years of college in engineering/science or equivalent. 


Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently works in a standing position.

§ Frequently lifts loads of 40 lbs or less.

§ Occasionally bends and positions self to access tight spaces.

§ Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder.

§ Frequently handles, feels, operates and controls objects, tools or controls.

  • Frequently repeats the same physical and mental activities. 
  • Frequently observes gauges, dials or other indicators to ensure a machine is working properly. 
  • Requires wearing personal protective equipment including steel-toe shoes and safety glasses.
  • Constantly responsible for the health and safety of others. 


Working Conditions:

  • Occasionally works in outdoor weather conditions at field sites or suppliers. 
  • Travels on an as needed basis.   

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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