Outstation Technician

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Job Description

At Alstom, we understand transport networks and what moves people. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, and trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, we offer our diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. Every day, 80,000 colleagues lead the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, connecting cities as we reduce carbon and replace cars.


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

Your future role

Take on a new challenge and apply your technical expertise in a new cutting-edge field. You’ll work alongside a hardworking and skilled team of 5.

We’ll look to you for:

  • 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.
  • Provide in service support to the fleet
  • Diagnose and rectify as required technical faults on the service fleet to ensure units remain in service
  • Preventative fault analysis and rectification
  • Immediate reaction to any reported issues for the in service fleet
  • Provide technical support to the depot teams in the provision of fault finding expertise and assistance with train repair activities.
  • Provide diagnostic and repairs on electronics and electrical systems
  • Have extensive knowledge of 3 phase, single phase and DC power systems and control systems.
  • Detailed recording of faults, fault reporting, data gathering and verbal communication
  • 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
  • Investigate technical problems as instructed by the project support engineering team.
  • Partake in gathering required data downloads on critical performance systems.
  • 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, feeding back any problems with VMI’s, Fleet Checks, Modifications or technical documents using the correct process.
  • Assist with the validation of documentation issued in support of maintenance and repair activities, special checks, modifications and trials.
  • 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 trials.
  • 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 their responsibilities.


All about you

We value passion and attitude over experience. That’s why we don’t expect you to have every single skill. Instead, we’ve listed some that we think will help you succeed and grow in this role:

  • Electrical based NVQ Level 3 in rolling stock or aircraft
  • Practical experience and a sound knowledge of mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering aspects of modern Electric Multiple Units.
  • IT skills – competent user of Personal Computer, including office packages, e-mail and intranet.
  • Technical experience and strong knowledge in mechanical and electrical engineering.
  • Flexibility and Adaptability. Enjoys variety in work practices, opinions and approaches
  • Self-Motivation. Carries out, using own initiative, activities that add value to the job

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)

You don’t need to be a train enthusiast to thrive with us. We guarantee that when you step onto one of our trains with your friends or family, you’ll be proud. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!

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?

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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