Electrical Technician | Orion Electrotech

Electrical Technician

£36.98 per hour

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Job title: Electrical Technician

Job location: Ilford, London

Hourly Rate: £28.83 PAYE / £36.98 Umbrella

Shifts: 4 on 4 off Days & Nights

24/7 Operation therefore you MUST be flexible (Days, Nights, Weekends)

Hours per week: 44 Minimum

Industries considered for this Electrical Technician Role: Rail, Rolling Stock, RAF, REME, Army, Navy, Marine, Avionics, Rolling Stock, Commercial/Industrial Electrics, Defense, Plant Engineering, SPM, HVAC, and Process Engineering

Disciplines considered: Diesel Engine Fitter, Electrical Engineer / Mechanical Engineer, Mechanic, Avionics Technician, Aircraft Engineer, Marine Engineer, Maintenance Fitter, and Breakdown Engineer

Electrical Technician Position Summary:

As the Electrical Technician you will be reporting to the Engineering 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 Rolling Stock Units.

The Electrical 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. Working as a Electrical Technician you will be working within a 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 candidate will also assist the Operator when failures occur during service, and resolve any issues on the network.

You will need to provide 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.)

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 Bombardier FRACAS, 8D, PPS methodologies.

Ensuring correct replacement parts are sourced

Assisting operator in updating of maintenance instructions, overhaul instruction, processes & procedures to optimize maintenance and liaise with Bombardier 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 computers.

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.

Strong report writing skills.

Electrical Technician Profile

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.

This could also include the following:

High Level fault finding electrically

High Level fault finding mechanically

Responsible for accurate completion of all paperwork prior to supervisor validation.

Undertake technical maintenance to the required standards.

Reliability monitoring reporting

Data analysing

Rip out and replace electrical components

Rip out and replace full or part of large wiring looms

Re-install wiring

Test Continuity

Battery Modifications

Repairing or installing Wi-Fi systems

Changing relay boxes / Wiper motors

Use of Laptop's and diagnostic tools to determine faults

Experience required for the Electrical Technician:

Experience within Rail desirable

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.


Completion of a recognised apprenticeship

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


Due to the volume of applications we receive, unfortunately we are not able to respond to every application personally, therefore, if you have not heard back from us within 5 working days please assume your application has been unsuccessful. To see our other available vacancies please visit our website.

However, we may retain your details and contact you in the future should suitable positions arise.

Please note the above job specification could be subject to change as agreed with our client.


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