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Lead Test Technician
at Alstom
Hornell, NY

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The Railway industry today is characterized by both a strong and sustained growth across the world. The trends that drive this are well known: environmental challenges, population growth, urbanization and increasing demands for mobility.
With 6B€ of Sales and around 30,000 employees based in over 60 countries, Alstom develop & market the most complete range of systems, equipment and services offered today in the railway sector. Today we offer our customers solutions that feature a seamless blend of diverse technologies, ensuring optimal interfaces, along with flexible implementation and real synergy in innovation.




  • Perform and generate reports on all acceptance tests.  Troubleshoot manufacturing & component problems to the lowest Line Replaceable Unit (LRU), and perform qualification tests on units. Execute tests utilizing test procedures and schematics.  Redline test procedures as required
  • Demonstrate good working knowledge and experience with the use of computers, digital multi-meters, chart recorders, oscilloscopes, pneumatic/hydraulic gauges and various other test equipment
  • Technician safety awareness is critical and shall always be considered while performing or setting up for any type of test.  Technician must understand and apply all applicable ALSTOM Safety Procedures located on the PRISMA database
  • Perform some test equipment design, assembly, and maintenance for the assigned program
  • Generate Acceptance Test Procedures for assigned program
  • Accountable for test budget for a specific project(s)
  • Responsible for learning curve and optimization of test hours on each project
  • Any and all other responsibilities, in addition to those mentioned above, as assigned by supervisor/manager.  Any interpretation/clarification with responsibilities above will be settled by the supervisor/manager.  This list of responsibilities is not all inclusive and may change, be added to or deleted from at any time



  • Associates Degree (2yr degree) preferred
  • Experience > 6 years testing rail vehicle systems


Technical competencies & behaviour:

  • Adaptability
  • Analytical skills
  • Problem Solving skills
  • Control and Test Rolling Stock
  • Testing-Adjustment, Commissioning




Alstom offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals.  Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility.  Alstom recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs.  Our commitment is to you, the employee. Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking.  Make the switch to a new track and join Alstom today! 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Alstom is a drug-free workplace.


This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

Alstom provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans (including but not limited to other protected veterans and individuals with known physical and mental limitations).  If you need a reasonable accommodation/assistance for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please contact Alstom’s Recruiting Department at careers.us@alstom.com (please use “Accommodation Request” as the subject line).  




Job Type: Experienced

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