Reliability Technician

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Date: 7 May 2024

Location: Barton-Under-Needwood, GB

Company: Alstom

Req ID: 449215

Location: Central Rivers, United Kingdom

Appointment Basis: Permanent with Night Position (rotating shift pattern)

Salay + Benefits:  Circa £ 56,500


Alstom is the UK & Ireland’s leading supplier of new trains, train services, and signalling infrastructure projects. It has built just under 40% of the UK’s mainline train fleet, all the fleets currently in service with London Underground and Dublin’s LUAS.


It is building the UK’s biggest train programme in a generation – AVENTRA - for seven of the UK’s largest train operating companies, is ramping up to build the next generation of Greater Dublin’s commuter trains, DART+ as well as 54 HS2 high-speed trains in a Joint Venture. Alstom also supports 66% of the UK fleet through its Services business and is the UK’s leading CP6 signalling & infrastructure provider.


Employing 6,000 people across the UK and Ireland, we design, build and test trains at the UK’s largest end-to-end train manufacturing factory in Derby and operate major sites at Widnes, Crewe, Ilford and Plymouth, as well as 30 train services depots across the UK&I



Purpose of role

Responsible for carrying out routine maintenance, repair and fault finding on the DEMU Class 22x fleets



What are my key responsibilities?

Job Profile – Safety Critical / Safety Related:


•          To carry out all types of maintenance examination work, repair and fault finding on DEMU Class 22x vehicles to ensure that we provide our customer with a reliable, safe and defect free train. 

•          To take responsibility for the safe, efficient work of self and others under their charge.

•          Undertake detailed fault finding and investigation on specific technical issues


Job Profile - Other:

•          Responsible for the accuracy and completeness of all paperwork prior to Supervisor validation. 

•          Responsible, to the Supervisor and the Planning Supervisor, for the accurate identification of outstanding work at the end of the shift.

•          Responsible for the coaching of staff in good working practices and quality standards. Also responsible for supporting the Shift Supervisor in the identification of Training needs.

•          Supporting the Supervisor in the achievement of all activities in line with Quality, Waste Reduction, Delivery and H&S targets.

•          Undertake technical maintenance to the required standards.

•          Coaching staff in good working practices and quality standards

•          Ensuring that all problems with processes, tooling and documentation are identified within the team and reported to the Shift Supervisor.

•          Highlighting potential Health and Safety concerns

•          Constantly searching for ways to improve processes.

•          Operation of powered plant, lifting and mechanical handling equipment.

•          Produce comprehensive reports on specific fault finding investigations.

•          Identify potential improvements and feedback to Engineering.

•          Compliance with all laid down H&S legislation and depot procedures to ensure a safe accident free environment.

•          Responsible for keeping the work area clean and tidy and to the highest standards at all times.



Candidate Requirements



•          Qualified to HNC level in an Electrical or Electronic Engineering related discipline or Technician level demonstrable & relevant on the job experience

•          Comprehensive knowledge of Electrical & Mechanical Principles

•          Ability to undertake detailed fault finding and analysis

•          Work autonomously as well in a team

•          Detailed report writing skills




•          Detailed understanding of Class 22x vehicles.

•          Personal Track Safety Certificate (PTS)

•          Computer Literate.

•          Competent to undertake safety critical work Things you’ll enjoy


Join us on a life-long transformative journey – the rail industry is here to stay, so you can grow and develop new skills and experiences throughout your career.


You’ll also:

Enjoy stability, challenges and a long-term career free from boring daily routines

Collaborate with transverse teams and helpful colleagues

Contribute to innovative projects

Steer your career in whatever direction you choose across functions and countries

Benefit from our investment in your development, through award-winning learning

Benefit from a fair and dynamic reward package that recognises your performance and potential, plus comprehensive and competitive social coverage (life, medical, pension) 


What we offer

We offer a highly competitive remuneration package, 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday. Contributed healthcare, life assurance, an excellent company-contributed pension scheme, and a wide range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your lifestyle.


Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive, and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?


Equal opportunity statement:

Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 


As a 'Disability Confident' employer, we will interview all disabled job applicants who match the essential criteria of the job description or specification. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.


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