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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​Cambridge is a city in the county of Cambridgeshire, England. Known for the famous University of Cambridge, which was founded in 1209 this city has an estimated population of 158,434, which includes an estimated 29,327 students. Cambridge has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

AstraZeneca - biomedical campus

After being given the go-ahead by Cambridge City Council, Construction of the facility, which will cost more than £500million to build in the heart of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, began in spring 2015. Due to the company being a world leader in researching and manufacturing a range of drugs, this move is expected to bring new jobs and opportunities to the area.

Cambridge South station

Due to be completed in 2022, situated near Addenbrooke’s Hospital, this project will provide access to a major employment site that will support new homes and 16,000 existing and 7,000 new jobs.

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