Maintenance Technician (Electrical / Mechanical)

Midland Metro
£28,787.46 Probation & Training
11 Sep 2020
04 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Maintenance Technician (Electrical / Mechanical)
£28,787.46 Probation & Training
Full Time, Permanent 
24/7 Shift Roster


West Midlands Metro is the name for the region’s popular and growing tram network, operated by Midland Metro Limited.  Midland Metro Ltd is owned by the West Midlands Combined Authority. It is an inspiring time for Midland Metro Ltd as the Combined Authority delivers a £1.3 billion investment plan set to significantly expand the tram network, bringing even greater connectivity to people, places and business.

It is a very exciting time for West Midlands Metro as in 2021 we are looking to introduce several new trans into our existing fleet and  2 expansions are due to open and go live. 


The Role: 

We are currently expanding the engineering department and are recruiting for a number of Maintenance Technicians to join our Rolling Stock team to support our mission to provide a safe and reliable tram service. You will work as part of a team on a 24/7 shift roster.

Our Maintenance Technicians provide a safe, effective, efficient and professional tram maintenance, repair and overhaul service for the West Midlands Metro rolling stock assets. You will actively participate in the ongoing continuous improvement activities for maintenance processes and procedures that support all depot and fleet activities.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • The maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification of rolling stock assets;
  • Ensuring compliance with company and industry safety procedures;
  • Preventative and corrective maintenance on the trams, actively participating in ongoing continuous improvement activities;
  • Recording all work activity and support the testing, commissioning and acceptance of new trams; 
  • Supporting the Rolling Stock Maintenance Management Team in the delivery of the production plan;

You will also be required to undertake role specific training and competency assessments to achieve both company and national qualifications. 


What you’ll need: 

  • Completed an appropriate time served apprenticeship or hold relevant qualifications in electrical / mechanical engineering;  
  • Preventative and corrective maintenance experience; 
  • Experience of finding and diagnosing faults in complex mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic systems;
  • Experience in the use of computer based diagnostic equipment and rolling stock / heavy vehicle maintenance would be advantageous; 
  • Experience in a rail maintenance environment and working with safety critical equipment would be advantageous;
  • High level of attention to detail, with excellent interpersonal skills and experience of working as part of a team in a similar industry is essential. 

What we offer in return

  • Competitive Salary;
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays;
  • Free travel on West Midlands trams and buses for you and your partner;
  • Contributory Pension Scheme;
  • Discounted Gym membership.
  • EAP Programme 

Are you interested?  We’d love to hear from you!

Closing Date for the position is Sunday 4th October 2020
Interviews will be held in October 2020. 

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