Bogie Bay - Maintenance Technician

  • Job Reference: MT
  • Date Posted: 10 May 2023
  • Recruiter: West Midlands Metro
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  • Location: Wednesbury
  • Salary: £33,586
  • Bonus/Benefits: Free Tram & NX Bus Travel, Pension, Life Insurance
  • Sector: Rolling Stock, Other Rail Jobs, Technical & Maintenance
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced maintenance technician to support the team and MML’s mission to provide a safe, effective, efficient and professional tram maintenance, repair and overhaul service for the West Midlands Metro rolling stock assets.

Bogie Bay Specific Duties  

  • Bogie re-fit and removal 
  • Heavy Maintenance & Overhaul 
  • Gear box removal and refit 
  • Traction motor removal and refit 
  • Phase cable and Earth cable repair 
  • Building new tyres 
  • Replacing wheel set on bogies 

Other Responsibilities include:

  • Performing preventative scheduled maintenance on the trams, working on systems incorporating mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, in accordance with the vehicle maintenance instructions and departmental procedures.
  • Performing corrective maintenance on the trams which includes troubleshooting, fault finding and diagnosis techniques using computer equipment and on-tram diagnostics systems, followed by repairs as appropriate.
  • Supporting the testing, commissioning and acceptance of new trams.
  • Recording all work activities including all preventative and corrective maintenance on paper records and/or in the Asset Management Information System (AMIS).
  • Accurately reporting and recording details of fault finding and diagnosis on paper records and/or in the AMIS for reliability analysis.
  • Comply with departmental procedures for management of spare parts, consumables, tools and equipment.
  • Support Rolling Stock Engineering Management in the delivery of the production plan, ensuring exam tasks are being completed in a timely manner and in compliance with the planned maintenance schedule.
  • Actively participate in the ongoing continuous improvement activities for maintenance processes and maintenance procedures that support all depot and fleet activities.
  • Undertaking driving duties within depot confines in accordance with the depot operating procedures.
  • Adherence to all health and safety processes and procedures.
  • Undertaking training and competence assessments as appropriate to achieve MML specific and national qualifications.
  • Working a 24/7 shift roster.
  • Any other duties that are commensurate with the role.

What You’ll Need:

  • Experienced in undertaking preventative and corrective maintenance on high value safety critical equipment.
  • Experienced in finding and diagnosing faults in complex mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Experienced in the use of computer based diagnostic equipment.
  • Experienced in rolling stock maintenance.

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
  • Life Insurance Benefit
  • Employee Assistance Program 24/7 365 days
  • Discounted Gym membership
  • Full On the Job Training