Rolling Stock Engineers design and oversee the manufacturing process and installation of rail vehicles. This includes locomotives, carriages, wagons and multiple units. Rolling Stock Engineers design new trains and electrical or mechanical parts, supervise modifications and resolve any technical problems. Rolling Stock Engineers also perform maintenance duties, ensuring trains are in good condition and meet quality and safety standards.
What are the typical duties and activities for a Rolling Stock Engineer?
From employer to employer the job description of a Rolling Stock Engineer will vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:
read and follow written technical instructions
help to build new engines and carriages
fit out carriages with lighting, upholstery, control panels and communication systems
inspect bodywork, roofs and undercarriages for wear and tear or damage
repair or replace parts
carry out regular checks on brakes and couplings
take apart, test and reassemble mechanical, electrical and pneumatic systems
write reports and update maintenance records
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