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Supplier Product Quality Development Engineer



Product, Quality Assurance
st-bruno-de-montarville, qc, canada
Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Req ID:425722 

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



Is in charge of the validation of the  Center of Excellence (CoE) suppliers’ processes and products and ensure that parts delivered on site are compliant to dimensional and functional requirements. 

Is accountable of the CDS-Interiors Development For Quality (DFQ) Cycle application. 

Guarantee the full deployment of Alstom Transport quality supplier strategy & Alstom Way Of Working


A / Product Development validation


  • Ensure the product quality robustness in concept phase

    • Participate to the Design Reviews in order to challenge the design on the manufacturing feasibility

    • Define the Project Quality requirements and validate the Technical Specifications

    • Ensure that the product quality Return of Experience is taken into account in product development

    • Perform the product risk analysis with engineering team

    • Ensure that the key characteristics of the products are identified and ensure their consistency

    • Validate the LDR (Launch Design Review) of CDS-Interiors

    • Issue Quality specifications for Request for Quotations (RFQ) Package


  • Ensure the product quality robustness in specification phase

    • Validate the Technical Specification and Quality specification Clause by clause

    • Prepare Supplier Quality Status (SQS) for Business Award and obtain waiver approval when necessary

    • Check that the design is in line with the pre-selected suppliers capabilities (Technomatrix)

    • Set the mitigation plan based on the product risk analysis

    • Ensure that the supplier Return of Experience is taken into account in product development

    • Participate to the Design Reviews in order to confirm the design manufacturing feasibility with suppliers

    • Set up the requested tooling list

    • Ensure that the expected perceived quality is defined and validated with internal customer

    • Ensure that the key characteristics of the products are defined and ensure their consistency

    • Validate the SDR (Specification Design Review) of CDS-Interiors


B / Supplier Industrial Process Validation


  • Manage the suppliers’ industrial processes development

    • Attend and validate the CDS-Interiors PDR (Preliminary Design Review) and CDR (Critical Design Review)

    • Ensure that the products key characteristics are well defi ned on assembly drawings and taken into account in the suppliers’ processes

    • Supervise the Process FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis), its action plan implementation on the suppliers’ process, control plan, reports, boundary samples,…

    • Collect the project master samples, and validate the supplier secondary master samples for the Go Prod milestone

    • Ensure that the necessary series tests are in place in supplier premises

    • Perform the processes audits to qualify supplier process consistency (repeatability, capabilities, conformity of means and products) , perform the suppliers’ capacity audit, analyze the potential issues during the supplier production preparation phase and support the suppliers in implementing the right processes in order to respect the products quality requirements

    • Create the necessary design change requests for production preparation phase and share them with the CDS project team

    • Ensure that defect book is in place , committed by suppliers and agreed with Internal customer

    • Monitor and validate the supplier production means and the critical FAI (First article inspection) tier 2 components prior to Go Prod

    • Ensure that the parts manufactured are compliant to specifications

    • Manage Go Prod on time in full

    • Manage FAI (First article inspection) Go on time

    • Ensure that all the contractual documentation requested to the suppliers is delivered and approved on time through the supplier quality portal

    • Participate to the Design Reviews in order to challenge the design on the manufacturing feasibility


  • Ensure the product quality robustness in concept phase

    • Manage the first batches release: go in supplier premises and control all the first parts to be delivered on projects before shipping

    • Get the waiver approved from customers in case of deviation or derogation prior to deliver

    • Analyse the 8D of suppliers during serial production phase and ensure quick response from suppliers

    • Participate to the internal supplier performance assessment

    • Ensure consistent Quality Handover to SQA (Supplier Quality Assurance)


  • Promote Continuous Improvement

    • Formalize the return of experience within the CDS and share it with Engineering team

    • Share the best practices


What do I need to Qualify for this job?


  • Knowledge & Experience

    • 03 to 05 years’ experience in Supplier Quality Assurance , Production management, Engineering or industrial Engineering

    • Strong knowledge of Problem solving methods (8D, QRQC …) and Risk Analysis Methods (FMEA…)

    • Good technical knowledge in composite parts and composite processes (hand lay-up, infusion, thermoplastic, LRTM, SMC) to assess supplier production means

    • Expertise in special processes (painting, adhesive, welding, …)

    • Good technical knowledge in composite parts to challenge and ensure design to manufacture approach

    • Good technical knowledge of the following industrial products: aluminum profiles, stainless steel and aluminum sheet metal, honeycomb, casting parts

    • Mechanical engineering background

    • Able to work in an international, multi-sites and matrix organization

    • Good Communication and interpersonal skills

    • Travel; 50% of the time, in Canada, US and as needed if necessary.


  • Competencies and Skills

    • Rigor and Discipline, ability to say no, resilience

    • Leadership

    • Communication skills

    • Team Management : None


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