Rolling Stock Lead Technician

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    West London, United Kingdom

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    Jacob Seward

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    2 months ago

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Rolling Stock Lead Technician required for one of the largest growing global rail manufacturers based on South West London, North Pole.


As a Lead Technician you will be based on shifts from 4 on 4 off, 5 on 5 off on a 7am to 7pm shift, days and nights. You will be based on a competitive salary of £49,400+ which includes your shift allowance.


Our client is open to seeing all Lead Technicians from a rolling stock, REME/ Signalling, Marine, Air-force/ Aircraft and automotive background who hold direct or key transferrable skills into the rolling stock industry.


We are currently looking for Lead Technicians with core fault finding, diagnostic and detailed problem solving skills. You must hold ideally core electrical experience but able to turn your hands to electrical and mechanical. (You must also hold a NVQ/ City & Guilds Level 3 in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering)


Key duties range from:

  • Personally undertake and / or support the Maintenance technicians with the “safety of the line” inspections prior to commencement of nightly / daily testing and that this is recorded into the Maintenance Management System.
  • Personally undertake and / or support the Maintenance technicians with performing the testing maintenance regime at the depot or any other testing location as required in such a way as to not impact operational test running.
  • Personally undertake and / or support the Maintenance technicians with the physical delivery of the trains and undertake the maintenance acceptance processes.
  • Undertake fault finding and repair of rolling stock assets incorporating best practice and lessons learnt from the established maintenance team at Ashford.
  • Support the continued development of the SAP maintenance management system (MMS). Ensure all shop floor requirements are captured and delivered.
  • Act as lead and mentor to the Maintenance technicians and the continued expansion of the depot maintenance teams on a shift bases.
  • Ensure all material usage is controlled and recorded and any materials being returned to the stores for repair are correctly labelled and process is followed. This applies to the depot and at out based locations as required during testing and commissioning.
  • Development of the Maintenance Manual – Testing of new maintenance documents at the train, feedback any potential improvements to the technical author as part of the continues improvement loop.
  • Fleet Delivery – Support the Service Delivery Manager to ensuring the contractual agreed number of trains are made available for service.
  • Undertake the required corrective and preventative running maintenance. Ensure exam tasks are being completed in a timely manner, undertake fault rectification or repair when required.
  • Maintenance Management System (SAP) Monitor the SAP system to ensure all work is being recorded correctly.
  • Health & safety – Follow the correct working practices at all times. All relative PPE equipment is being used. Ensure road ways/pits are kept clean after work.
  • Attendance at testing locations, main line station and outstations to undertake preventative and corrective maintenance as required.
  • Read and extract information from traction and rolling stock drawings and specifications


If you hold the above skills and experience and keen to either expand your experience across the rolling stock industry or looking to start your career in the rolling stock industry please click apply for more details.