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Dual SkilledTechnician (Rolling Stock)

Wakefield, Yorkshire
£21.58 to £27.78 Per Hour
Job Type
21 Jul 2022
Job title: Dual Skilled Technician (Rolling Stock)
Job location:Crofton, Wakefield
Rate:£21.58 PAYE/£27.78 Umbrella (All Hours)
Shifts:4 on 4 off (4 days 4 off 4 nights 4 off)
Hours per week:Min 44 hours per week
Start date:ASAP
Industries consideredRail, Rolling Stock, RAF, REME, Army, Navy, Marine, Avionics, Rolling Stock, Commercial/Industrial Electrics, Defence, Plant Engineering, SPM, HVAC, and Process Engineering
Disciplines consideredDiesel Engine Fitter, Electrical Engineer / Mechanical Engineer, Mechanic, Avionic Technician, Aircraft Engineer, Marine Engineer, Maintenance Fitter, and Breakdown Engineer

Company Summary:
Are a global leader in Rolling Stock vehicle manufacturing, service and maintenance.

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Team Leaders and Production Manager, as part of a small technical team, you will be required to assist the Fleet Operator to undertake / supervise mechanical & electrical maintenance, detailed fault finding and repair on the Class 180 fleet of Adelante trains. Successful applicants will be responsible for ensuring that any maintenance undertaken at the depot is completed in accordance with the company's processes, procedures and comply with all safety regulations. This is Safety Critical environment and all tasks undertaken will need to ensure that the operator can achieve and maintain the reliability and availability targets set for the trains. The candidate will also assist the Operator when failures occur during service, and resolve any issues on the network.

The candidate will need to provide high-level technical support to the operator that will include:-
Provide train systems engineering advice for the vehicle as a whole and for the key vehicle systems (such as TCMS - train control system, HVAC, propulsion, brakes, doors, on-train communications etc.)

Optimisation of the maintenance on trains as per defined balanced examination schedules

Helping customer 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 customer with root cause analysis using Bombardier FRACAS, 8D, and PPS methodologies.

Ensuring correct replacement parts are sourced

Assisting operator in updating of maintenance instructions, overhaul instruction, processes & procedures to optimize maintenance and liaise with Bombardier 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 called Orbita

Down load 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.

Strong report writing skills.

This could also include the following:
High Level fault finding electrically
High Level fault finding mechanically
Responsible for accurate completion of all paperwork prior to supervisor validation.
Undertake technical maintenance to the required standards.
Reliability monitoring reporting
Data analysing
Rip out and replace electrical components
Rip out and replace full or part of large wiring looms
Re-install wiring
Test Continuity
Battery Modifications
Repairing or installing Wi-Fi systems
Changing relay boxes / Wiper motors
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.

Experience required:
Experience within Rail desirable

Use of Laptop's and diagnostic tools to determine faults

Ability to work from maintenance manuals and schematics

Experience of Mechanical or Electrical fault finding

Experience of Mechanical or Electrical repairs

Troubleshooting and evidence gathering.


Minimum qualification required - NVQ Level 3 in an electrical discipline - HNC/D Ideally.

If you wish to be considered for this role, please send your CV including scanned copies of your qualifications and a scanned copy of your passport to (url removed)


Please note due to the volume of applications, we can only commit to contact those candidates we deem suitable for the position. However, we may retain your details and contact you in the future should suitable positions arise.

Please note the above job specification could be subject to change as agreed with our client
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  • Job Reference: 663457675-2
  • Date Posted: 21 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Shorterm Group
    Shorterm Group
  • Location: Wakefield, Yorkshire
  • Salary: £21.58 to £27.78 Per Hour
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Contract