Electrical Technician – Rail (Liverpool)

£25 – £27 per hour

Ford & Stanley Interim – The Rail Recruitment Experts are seeking an Electrical Technician to join a leading global Rolling Stock Manufacturing company based at their Liverpool Depot.

The Opportunity

This is an opportunity to work for a company who have become international market leaders in the design, manufacture, maintenance and supply of equipment and components for rail systems. The Company has a significant presence throughout the UK.

Contract Length

Initial 3 or 6month contract, with a view to a permanent offer after that point.

Location (s)


Key Role and Responsibilities

Technicians are expected to be capable of working on the following types of systems, diagnosing faults, repairing and replacing major components:

Troubleshoot using electrical schematics, test equipment, and diagnostic software, and carry out corrective repairs necessary to ensure the warranty of the new train’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 ideally have worked in a similar position within Rolling Stock or another highly regulated industry such as Aerospace.


  • NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) in Electrical/ Mechanical Engineering
  • 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
  • Available for shift work (Days & Nights including weekends)


  • Rolling Stock experience is highly desirable
  • Able to speak Spanish
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