High Level Technician (Electrical)

  • Job Reference: 1108700003-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2023
  • Recruiter: Shorterm Group
  • Location: Merton, London
  • Salary: £27.48 to £35.22 Per Hour
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Job title: High Level Technician (Rolling Stock)
Job location: Wimbledon
Hourly Rate: 27.48 PAYE / 35.22 Umbrella
Shifts: 24/7 Operation therefore you MUST be flexible (Days, Nights, Weekends)
Hours per week: 44 Minimum

Industries considered: Rail, Rolling Stock, RAF, REME, Army, Navy, Marine, Avionics, Rolling Stock, Commercial/Industrial Electrics, Defence, Plant Engineering, SPM, HVAC, and Process Engineering

Disciplines considered: Diesel Engine Fitter, Electrical Engineer / Mechanical Engineer, Mechanic, Avionic Technician, Aircraft Engineer, Marine Engineer, Maintenance Fitter, and Breakdown Engineer

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Engineering 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 Rolling Stock Units. 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.
You 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 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, 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.
DYNAMIC Testing -Endurance Test runs of the Aventra 701 Trains and monitoring all the systems on board the train and monitoring the behaviour of the train, logging faults and report writing.

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

Experience required:

Experience within Rail desirable

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.


Completion of a recognised apprenticeship

Minimum qualification required - NVQ Level 3 in an electrical discipline.


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.