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Support and Configuration Management Engineer at Alstom in Naperville, IL

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Alstom’s approach can be summarized in one word –“fluidity”.  Alstom is a global leader in passenger, freight and mining rail transportation, signalling, and infrastructure, and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies.  Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides a wide variety of associated maintenance, modernization, overall and refurbishment services and turnkey transportation solutions.  Our 32,000 employees worldwide rigorously apply the Alstom Code of Ethics and work closely with our community of stakeholders to deliver solutions and services that bear the brand of Alstom.  Alstom businesses had sales of 6 billion for the 2014/2015 fiscal year.  Visit www.alstom.com to learn more about our business.  

 

Job Title & Objective

Job Title                                                                                  

Support and Configuration Management Engineer

Objective

  • Perform the daily duties to review and release documentation through the Configuration Management process
  • Work on the continuous improvement of tools and processes in line with the corporate guidelines
  • Support the engineering management activities (planning, workload, QCD)

Mission

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Configuration Management:

  • Maintain document database which summarizes drawing number, title, current revision, and date released for each revision by program to include all vendor documentation
  • Chairs the Configuration Control Board for assigned projects.Expedites all actions for a quick resolution to unfinished issues
  • Establishes and maintains configuration "structure" using DMA (Digital Model Assembly) / VPM (Virtual Product Management) for all projects using CATIA as the primary design tool
  • Maintain ECP (Engineering Change Proposal) common database for assigned projects.
  • Maintain Field Modification Instruction log by project
  • Coordinate with bill of materials person on changes to the engineering bill of material
  • Participate and support Design Reviews and Gate Reviews in CATIA 3D Environment
  • Maintain Software Configuration information across Projects

Methods & tools:

  • Improve continuously tools and processes, in line with corporate guidelines
  • Support Key Users for engineering tools like CATIA, E3Series, DMA or CLAMP
  • Familiar with tools like Word, Excel, AutoCAD or SAP

Engineering Management:

  • Prepare and update the status of engineering activities using scheduling tools
  • Define and manage Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for the engineering activities
  • Review the engineering workload and work packages with the engineering manager
  • Issues weekly reports to the engineering managers, project managers, and the manager of configuration management
 

Market and Business Understanding                                                                                              

 

Mandatory

Desirable

Knowledge of Alstom                                                                

 

X

Knowledge of other functional areas within the organisation    

 

X

Knowledge of the domestic environment                                  

 

X

Knowledge of the international environment                             

 

X

 

 

 

 

Candidate Requirements

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical field or equivalent combination of education and experience or training

Experience (Essential Functions)

1-3 years of experience

Operational Know How (incl. Functional Know How)

Mandatory

Desirable

Operational effectiveness/Accountability

X

 

Collaboration/Teamwork

X

 

Innovation

 

X

Communication with Transparency 

X

 

Please specify Functional Know-How:

Organization/Planning

X

 

Oral/Written Communication Skills

X

 

Knowledge of Computer Databases

X

 

Ability to document (technical, contractual, etc.)

X

 

 

Managerial Know How

Mandatory

Desirable

Ability to make decisions/Sense of urgency

X

 

Resilience

 

X

Motivating & inspiring

 

X

Continuously managing & developing people

 

X

Leading the way in EHS

 

X

Leadership Know How

Mandatory

Desirable

Strategic Vision

 

X

Convincing & Influencing

 

X

Shaping & driving change

 

X

Risk Management

 

X

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).  

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