Methods Engineer

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Date: 29 May 2024

Location: West Mifflin, US

Company: Alstom

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, customized services, infrastructure, signaling 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.

As a Methods Engineer you will work to define and validate the detailed manufacturing process for a new product and perform industrial documentation for the project, define industrial master data and set the manufacturing method time. In the serial phase, you will drive continuous improvement actions and industrialize product and process changes. Your work will encompass a number of different domains and can include performing ERP routings and developing work and inspection instructions. Some of your key responsibilities will include:


  • Bringing ideas to the Process Engineer or the PIM to guide product definition in order to improve the product manufacturability and achieve QCD targets
  • Participating in the product design reviews when required
  • Collaborating on P-FMEA and validation of prototypes
  • Requesting tooling when needed and writing tooling specifications
  • Ensuring good EHS and ergonomic conditions
  • Performing work stations task sequencing
  • Calculating precise Method Time
  • Industrializing retrofit after engineering changes to include Routings, Work Instructions, and tooling
  • Driving for continuous process improvement
  • Acting as a leader for the Alstom Performance System (APSYS)


In this role, you will need to work to develop strong collaborative relationships with all of the teams in facility to allow you to complete your assigned work. The most important key to your success will be will be working towards improving the efficiency of production, and improving standard method time.



Required Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of professional experience in manufacturing or related work
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 10% for work
  • Verbal and written fluency in English


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Manufacturing experience, preferably in the railway industry
  • Technical knowledge of Manufacturing Engineering, writing manufacturing work instructions, line balancing
  • Experience in working with an ERP (such as SAP) for Bill of Materials, Routings, Configuration follow-up
  • Working knowledge in Quality, EHS standards and Ergonomics
  • Familiar with IS common tools
  • Understanding of Process FMEA, QRQC
  • Experience with time analysis (MTM, MEK, UAS).



  • Verifiable HS Diploma is required
  • Bachelors or Associates in a related field is strongly preferred
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

Alstom is a global company where our people 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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