Commissioning Technician

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Emp Type
Full Time
Functional Expertise
Salary Type
GBP £37.00
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Job Description

Position Summary:

As part of a small technical team, you will be required to undertake mechanical & electrical maintenance, detailed fault finding and repair on the fleet of Aventra trains. Successful candidates would be expected to be able to complete all repairs and maintenance (both electrically and mechanically) to the new fleet of hi-tech vehicles. All these repairs must be to the high safety critical standards.

Duties could include the following:

  • Checking train systems including TPWS (Train protection and Warning Systems), AWS (Automatic Warning Systems), PIS (Passenger Information Systems), Traction, braking, doors, radios, CCTVs, HVAC units DOO (Driver only operations systems) and MVB (communication network system).
  • Using manufacturer supplied computer programs to interrogate and program parts and systems.
  • Gather evidence of faults and create reports to ensure warranty covered parts are replaced
  • Liaising with reliability engineers and the customer to ensure there is a continuous improvement to fleet reliability
  • Carrying out inspections and checks to ensure reliability of fleet

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Train preparation checks
  • Braking tests
  • Helping with detailed fault finding and diagnostics
  • Tests and repairs on the HVAC systems
  • Repairs and calibrations to door systems
  • Wifi and CCTV testing
  • Re-wires and electrical component changes
  • GSMR mods – Global System for Mobile Communications
  • Mechanical component changes
  • Down load train data from on board train data recorders using laptops – On Train Test Runs.
  • Run diagnostics software to identify faults with various train systems i.e. hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, train management systems & on board computers.
  • System software updates as required
  • Production of affirmative closing actions
  • Contribution to Health and Safety daily.


Minimum qualification required – NVQ Level 3 in an electrical discipline.

Applications from candidates in transferrable industries, such as (but not limited to):

Rail, Rolling Stock, RAF, REME, Army, Navy, Marine, Avionics, Rolling Stock, Commercial/Industrial Electrics, Defence, Plant Engineering, SPM, HVAC, and Process Engineering


Alice Blakeman