Test Engineer / Test Technician 80-100% (m/f/d)

Datum: 04.11.2022

Standort: Zurich, CH

Unternehmen: Alstom


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 diver less 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 


 Test Engineer - TE / Test Technician - TT in ZurichCH 



In this role, you will be responsible for preparing, execute and managing test at our Rolling Stoke Vehicles (Locomotives, Trains, Light Rail Vehicles, etc.). You are member of our test team to secure the delivery of test related activities in quality, time, and cost (QTC) within the projects.

In this job you must be also willing to work in the field at our test sites in whole Europe (apx. 50 - 70% of  your time). 


Purpose of the Job:

  • You write/ review the Train test procedures
  • You carry out type, validation or investigation tests, and prepare reports
  • You define and implement the most appropriate testing methodology and means of testing
  • You develop test operating modes and analyse test results 


Accountable for:

  • Defining the most appropriate test methodology, testing means and developing the test operating mode in accordance within the coststime and pass-fail criterion set for the test.


Responsible for:

Preparing the tests, you are responsible for:

  • Participating in the design and the development of the tools necessary for performing the tests
  • Implementing, verifying (functional), and ensuring compliance (calibration) of the measuring equipment to be ready at the time of the test.
  • Preparing the equipment for testing. Validating that the applied configuration and prerequisite testing allows the testing to proceed.
  • Respecting EHS rules notably implementing LockOutTagOut instruction.
  • Supervising and/or executing test activities, analyzing test results “live” and deciding if test must be repeated or not
  • Test results data analysis, writing static and dynamic test reports

Knowledge & Experience

Expected skills according to a functional test:

  • Functional test execution capability on some of the FBS functions of the following domains: Train network, TCMS software functions, TCMS electrical functions, Traction, Braking, Auxiliary supply and energy management, Doors, Signaling.
  • Experience in TCMS development and/or validation.
  • Knowledge of electrical vs software design on train.
  • Languages: Fluent German & English


​​​​​​​Expected skills according to physical measurement tests:

  • Physical test execution capability on some of the following domains: Aerodynamics / air passage, Dimensional & gauge, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Acoustics / noise, Railway dynamics, Weight management & allocation, Climatic comfort, Smoke detection / Fire protection system, Horn & headlights
  • Ability to define, create and maintain test benches
  • Software Validation 


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers. We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals. Alstom is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, National, or Local Laws.

Applicants with disabilities are preferred if they have the same qualifications.