Traction Motor & Gear Unit Design : Traction Motor & Gear Unit Mechanical Engineer

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Date: 16-Nov-2022

Location: West Mifflin, PA, US

Company: Alstom

Req ID:266843 

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


  • Performs motor mechanical design management (plan/do/check/report) and related R&D technical activities from customer requirements and electro technical design file, with respect to Design For Quality process and IRIS/ISO14001 standards,
  • Delivers design file: 3D, drawings, motor & gear unit sizing/basic stress analysis (with the support of stress and bearing experts), validation file, supporting analysis documentation,
  • Manages functionally allocated industrial designers to perform design file, with respect to allowed budget and planning,
  • Manages the drawing design review procedure during detailed design phase and follow up related actions
  • Ensures mechanical interfaces and motor / gear unit integration,
  • Works closely with purchasing and industrialization sectors to involve suppliers in order to ensure manufacturing at the best costs,
  • Contributes to motor validation plan (FMEA, risk mitigation plan (mock-up, tests, …)),
  • Validates the customer drawings file and maintenance book,
  • Manages design change and waiver requests related to non-compliances,
  • Supports manufacturing, quality and purchasing sectors and participate actively to cost reduction actions 
  • Contributes or manages trouble shooting actions


Degree: Mechanical engineering/master of sciences graduate


Knowledge & Experience

-     Masters mechanical system design (functional dimensioning, norms and standards, bearing architecture, manufacturing constraints, material implementation, sizing),

- Skilled practice of design tool Catia V5, DMA design model management tool, Office system,

- Ability to project management (plan/do/check/report)

- English advanced level (able to discuss technically)


EHS skills: Knowledge and compliance of HSE rules/standards


Interpersonal skills

- Safety, professional ethics, sense of responsibility

- Stringency, ability to formalize in writing, organizational skill, flexibility

- Team player, willingness, high spirits


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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