Preventive Technician,

  • Job Reference: 00004074-1
  • Date Posted: 18 August 2023
  • Recruiter: Caf Rail UK
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: £22.09 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: Excellent benefits
  • Sector: Rolling Stock, Other Rail Jobs, Technical & Maintenance
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Preventive Technicians will be expected to work as part of a team to ensure that the fleet of Edinburgh Tram rolling stock vehicles are maintained to a high standard and are available for passenger service.

Preventive Technicians will carry out a variety of tasks during their shift including; preventive maintenance, corrective, overhauls, and repairs. Technicians will be required to work on electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

Functions and responsibilities

  • Carry out preventive maintenance on the rolling stock vehicles in a timely manner and in accordance to the vehicle maintenance instructions to ensure that they are safe, reliable and available for passenger service.

  • Remove components for overhaul, install and test overhauled components in accordance to maintenance instructions.

  • Carry out overhauls and internal repairs of assets in accordance to overhaul and repair procedures.

  • Carry out basic fault finding and corrective repairs that are required during maintenance exams and first use checks.

  • Carry out vehicle checks pre-service as required to ensure availability of vehicles for passenger service.

  • Carry out maintenance inspections to depot equipment in accordance to instructions.

  • Assist the Corrective Technicians in more complex fault finding as required.

  • Record accurate information of all tasks carried out onto the computerised maintenance management system.

  • Assist with the recovery of vehicles during operational incidents as required.

  • Carry out Campaigns, Fleet Checks and Modifications as required in accordance with instructions.

  • Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives to maintenance processes and procedures.

  • Contribute to good depot housekeeping and adhere to health & safety, quality and environmental standards in accordance with CAF UK procedures.

Training required

NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering

Required professional experience

  • Post apprenticeship engineering experience.
  • Valid Driver's Licence.
  • Available for shift work (including weekends and nights).


At CAF Rail UK, diversity and inclusion is recognised and valued and difference is respected. As a proud member of WISE, and a platinum partner of Women in Rail, we are committed to diversifying our workforce and nurturing a workplace culture of inclusion for all colleagues. Our mission is to identify, attract, and retain a diverse range of colleagues with a wealth of experience and talent from a wide candidate pool.

We support difference, and acknowledge that we are able to better succeed together with a diverse team of employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and believe everyone deserves to be treated fairly and feel included. We recruit based on capability and performance - regardless of race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion, or disability.


At CAF Rail UK, we are committed to the health and wellbeing of all our employees. Through our benefits programme, we aim to enhance employee engagement and promote a positive workplace culture, where all employees are valued and supported. We are proud to offer our employees:

-25 days annual leave balance + UK bank holidays
-Annual leave carry over/ cash-in
-Additional annual leave for long service
-Reward & Recognition scheme & annual Company Awards
-Enhanced Maternity Leave, Paternity and Adoption Leave
-Excellent workplace pension scheme with an employer contribution of up to 10%
-Wealth Management & access to financial workshops
-Bike2Work scheme
-Access to a dedicated and supportive EAP as well as a generous health care cash plan
-Access to exclusive rewards, discounts and special offers at over 1000 leading high street a-and online retailers
-Flexible Working and Family Friendly company policies 
-Life Assurance – 4 x basic salary
-Professional Membership and Sponsorship
-Charity days in support of Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Value initiatives
-Supportive group of Mental Health Champions
-Dedicated Women’s Network