Electrical Technician

  • Job Reference: JOB-9588
  • Date Posted: 6 September 2023
  • Recruiter: Talentwise
  • Website: https://talentwise.fordandstanley.com/
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
  • Salary: £44,000 to £45,000
  • Sector: Rolling Stock
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

The Opportunity

Electrical technician required to join a close-knit team, working out of a newly renovated facility on state-of-the-art trains that are being released into service. With clearly defined development plans, centred around numerous training opportunities, this is an opportunity start an exciting career in rail or grow existing experience. 


Manchester, Longsight


A mixture, of days, nights and weekends – you must be flexible!

Role and Responsibilities
Troubleshoot using electrical schematics, test equipment, and diagnostic software, and carry out corrective repairs necessary to ensure the warranty of the new tram’s equipment, including:

  • Traction Control and Brakes
  • PIS, PA, and CCTV
  • Passenger Access Doors
  • HVAC
  • Auxiliary Electrical Equipment
  • Diesel Engines and generator sets
  • High pressure hydraulics up to 300 bar
  • High pressure pneumatics up to 12 bar
  • Highly complex cab control systems including GPS positioning and On-track Safety Systems
  • Wiring and integration of circuit breakers, relays, transformers, insulators, cabinets, motors, and other associated electrical parts
  • Use of a variety of electrical testing equipment including laptop computers with diagnostic software

The Candidate

The ideal candidate will be electrically biased with experience of fault finding on vehicles in a fast paced environment, e.g. rail, aerospace, automotive, military, HGV or marine.


  • NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) minimum qualification 
  • Fault finding and root cause analysis experience
  • Able to interpret electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic schematic diagrams
  • Use of diagnostic software
  • Use of test and measuring equipment

Likely Job Titles: 

Electrical Maintenance Technician, Electrical Maintenance Engineer, Warranty Technician, Warranty Engineer, Electrical Technician, Rolling Stock Technician, Maintenance Engineer, Systems Technician, Systems Engineer, Diagnostic Engineer, Diagnostic Technician 

About Ford & Stanley Group

Ford & Stanley Group are in the business of people and performance. Our mission is to create one million better workdays through facilitating great recruitment, leadership and occupational mental fitness.

Ford & Stanley Group Ltd is a Disability Confident Committed employer and is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all opportunity seekers. We shall adhere to such a policy at all times and will review on an on-going basis all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination. We will treat everyone equally irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief or political beliefs and we place an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy.