DESIblitz Job: Electrical Technician

Electrical Technician

£42000 - £50000/annum
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Orion Electrotech

High Level Electrical Technician

Reading UK

4 on 4 off Days/Nights

Industries Considered:

Rolling Stock, Aviation, Plant, Automotive, HGV, PCV, Marine and Armed Forces EX Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

The Electrical Technician Position Summary:

The High Level Electrical technician will report to the Service Delivery 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 387 fleet of Electrostar. The high level technician 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 high level technician will also
assist the Operator when failures occur during service, and resolve any issues on the network.

Key responsibilities:

The high level electrical technician 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.)
  • Assist the operator with maintenance, fault finding, Sw loading and certification of the ETCS and HEX media systems, liaising with the product owners and
    system experts where necessary
  • 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 the Clients methodologies.
  • Ensuring correct replacement parts are sourced
  • Assisting operator in updating of maintenance instructions, overhaul instruction, processes & procedures to optimize maintenance and liaise with the client
    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
  • 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
  • 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 for the High Level Electrical Technician:


  • Completion of a recognised apprenticeship
  • Educated to 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 Mechanical or Electrical fault finding
  • Experience of Mechanical or Electrical repairs
  • Troubleshooting and evidence gathering.

Person profile for the High Level Electrical Technician :

  • 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.

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Posted 2 months ago