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Rail Engineering Technician


Job Description

Rail Engineering Technicians are responsible for maintaining, replacing, repairing and testing mechanical, electrical and pneumatic systems on trains.

They carrying out regular maintenance checks on systems such as brakes and couplings and fit out new carriages with upholstery, lighting, control panels and communication systems.

Entry Requirements

Experience as mechanical fitter or electrician is normally required or you could start with an apprenticeship.

BTEC / HND courses in engineering/mechanics/mechanical engineering would be beneficial.

Required Skills

You'll need:

  • a good level of fitness
  • good communication skills
  • the ability to work well as part of a team
  • good problem solving abilities
  • an awareness of health and safety procedures
  • flexibility to be able to cover shifts including weekends

Starting Salary

£18,000 to £35,000

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