Job ref JO0000009490

Electrical Technician

Salary: Competitive
Location: Leeds
Type: Permanent
Sector: Maintenance / Exams
Reference: JO0000009490
We are presently looking for Electrical Technicians to join our client's team in Leeds, to work on a fleet of brand new state-of-the-art trains, carrying out fault-finding and root cause analysis on electrical and electronic systems.  This will involve the following:
  • Use of electrical schematics, test and measuring equipment, and diagnostic software to identify the root cause of train failures.
  • Perform corrective actions on the trains in a depot environment, adhering to all safety procedures, and using the electronic management systems

Duties & Responsibilities:

The technicians are expected to be capable of working on the following types of systems, diagnosing faults, repairing and replacing major components:
  • Troubleshoot using electrical schematics, test equipment, and diagnostic software, and carry out corrective repairs necessary to ensure the warranty of the new train’s equipment, including:
  • Traction Control and Brakes
  • PIS, PA, and CCTV
  • Passenger Access Doors
  • HVAC
  • Auxiliary Electrical Equipment
  • Diesel Engines and generator sets
  • High voltage systems (pantograph etc.)
  • High pressure hydraulics up to 300 bar
  • High pressure pneumatics up to 12 bar
  • Highly complex cab control systems including GPS positioning and On-track Safety Systems
  • Wiring and integration of circuit breakers, relays, transformers, insulators, cabinets, motors, and other associated electrical parts
  • Use of a variety of electrical testing equipment including laptop computers with diagnostic software

Qualifications Required:

  • NVQ 3 (or equivalent) in Electrical / Mechanical Engineering
  • Required Professional Experience:
  • Fault finding and root cause analysis experience
  • Able to interpret electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic schematic diagrams
  • Use of diagnostic software
  • Use of test and measuring equipment
  • 3 years post apprenticeship experience
  • Valid Driver’s Licence
  • Available for shift work (Days & Nights including weekends)


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