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Apprentice Rail Engineering Technician - Alstom Transport Service UK - Golders Green, London

Apprentice Rail Engineering Technician

Employer: Alstom Transport Service UK


Key Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Manage your own learning against ILP (Individual Learning Plan) and be accountable for development of your Apprenticeship portfolio as required by the Apprentice Standard
  • Attend training provider courses full time or day release as requested; Leading to completion of a level 3 Apprentice Framework
  • Operate at an appropriate level carrying out designated tasks within the team assigned
  • Participate in company initiatives, in particular to be engaged in Continuous Improvement activity targeted at all aspects of Alstom performance
  • Conduct oneself at all times in a manner that reflects positively on Alstom
  • To comply with Alstom procedures and the Code of Ethics
  • Provide technical support to the depot teams in the provision of fault-finding and assistance with train repair activities
  • Positioning of fault data into shared drive facility
  • Carry out fault-finding and investigate intermittent faults on vehicles either on depot or in service
  • Carry out testing & re-commissioning activities on vehicles and trains in accordance with pre-written test and commissioning procedures
  • Assistance in component change outs, and failure reporting for central systems support and reliability growth teams
  • Assist with skills development within depots and train care points
  • Provide on train fault diagnosis/rectification for units in service
  • Investigate technical problems as instructed by central systems support team
  • Partake in gathering required data downloads on critical performance systems at all TCC’s
  • Arrange and undertake test runs to assist in fault-finding and resolution of faults, in particular the closeout of repeat failures
  • Functionally test train borne systems with minimal supervision using a variety of techniques and methods, including the use of computer-based diagnostics systems
  • Review and rectify test specifications and documentation for functional tests
  • Investigate technical problems as instructed by central systems support team
  • Assist with the validation of documentation issued in support of maintenance and repair activities, special checks, modifications and experiments
  • Assist in the validation of maintenance schedule amendments and other technical instructions
  • Assists with the validation of locally produced technical instructions
  • Provide technical support in connection with special checks and experiments
  • Liaise with the systems support engineers and specialist engineers as necessary, gathering technical information needed to enable technical problems with trains, procedures, materials or component problems to be resolved
  • Carry out all duties in accordance with the Train care Centre quality and safety procedures
  • Assist in the testing and repair of equipment identified as faulty and removed from trains
  • Assist the Warranty Engineer in the execution of his responsibilities
  • Ensures work is performed in a safe and effective manner in accordance with the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974), Electricity at Work Regulations (1989), Railway Group Standards, and relevant ALSTOM Procedures

Annual wage: £12,720.00

Working week:  Monday to Friday between 07.00 and 14.30 (subject to change depending on location).

Total hours per week: 35.00

Expected duration: 3 years

Possible start date: 07 September 2020

Personal qualities: 

  • The right attitude and adherence towards safety is highly important
  • Ability to manage own time, prioritise & meet deadlines
  • Ability to undertake own research & independent learning
  • Self-motivated and able to demonstrate their commitment to achieving the apprenticeship award
  • You should be able to act as a member of a multi-disciplined team (with flexibility around team roles), and also able to work on your own initiative where required

Desired qualifications:

  • To apply, you must have (or be predicted to have) a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 9-5 (A*-C+) including English, Maths and a Science/ICT subject or equivalent qualifications.

Apprentice Rail Engineering Technician - Alstom Transport Service UK - Golders Green, London

London, UK
Apprenticeships, Advanced Apprenticeship

Published on 7 Aug 2020