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Connecting Talent to opportunity

Electrical Test Technician- Rolling Stock


Job Description:

We are looking for a skilled electrical test technician to join a small technical team to undertake/supervise electrical & mechanical maintenance, detailed fault finding and repair on the modern Rolling Stock Electrical Multiple Units. 

If you have worked in a different industry but have the necessary electrical, electronic and mechanical technical skills we would be keen to consider you. Previous successful candidates have come from Aviation, Automotive, Marine, and Military weapon systems

Ultimately, we are looking for a high level electrical and electronic individual who has good mechanical skills and understands interoperable system technologies.

Key responsibilities:

The candidate will need to provide high-level technical support to the operator which will include:-

  • Provide train systems engineering advice for the vehicle as a whole and for the key vehicle systems (such train control system, HVAC, propulsion, brakes, doors, on-train communications etc.)
  • Assist the operator with maintenance, fault finding, liaising with the product owners and system experts where necessary
  • Optimisation of the maintenance on trains as per defined balanced examination schedules
  • Helping with detailed fault finding and diagnostics
  • Produce solutions that provide short term mitigation and long-term resolution
  • Monitoring of warranty issues and liaising with supplier technical teams
  • Attending to faulty trains in service, component replacements and modification work
  • Helping with root cause analysis using business methodologies.
  • Ensuring correct replacement parts are sourced
  • Assisting operator in updating of maintenance instructions, overhaul instruction, processes & procedures to optimise maintenance
  • Technical Publications and Central Engineering teams where required
  • Monitoring trains reliability & availability performance and issuing monthly performance reports
  • Monitor of trains in Service using remote monitoring system
  • Download train data from onboard train data recorders using laptops
  • Run diagnostics software to identify faults with various train systems i.e. hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, train management systems & on board computers.
  • System software updates as required
  • Obsolescence avoidance and mitigation
  • Engineering support for all safety-related incidents (NIRs), including representing the Customer with respect to access to Design Authority and equipment OEM’s and the production of affirmative closing actions
  • Service Provider representation on the internal safety forum, feeding back decisions and outputs to the Customer
  • Share experience gained of other fleets across the world which the Service Provider has supplied and/or supports, provision of recommendations and opportunities for design improvements, standardisation and/or modifications.
  • Contribution to Health and Safety on a daily basis


Key Requirements:


  • Completion of a recognised apprenticeship
  • Educated to a high standard in an engineering discipline. (NVQ Level 3 minimum)
  • Experience required:
  • Use of Laptop’s and diagnostic tools to determine faults
  • Ability to work from maintenance manuals and schematics
  • Experience of Electrical and mechanical fault finding
  • Experience of Electrical and mechanical repairs
  • Troubleshooting and evidence gathering.

 Person profile:

  • You will be a highly self-motivated individual, able to work under your own initiative
  • You will possess excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • You will need extensive all-round knowledge of Mechanical Engineering
  • You will need extensive all-round knowledge of Electrical Engineering.


  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation

    United Kingdom

  • Industry Sector Engineering, Utilities
  • Years Experience

    2+ years

  • Career Level

    Experienced (Non-Manager)

  • Educational level

    HND/HNC or equivalent