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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New Urban Quarter at the Central Station - Mannheim 21

Development of the new urban quarter at the main station will see one of the most important inner-city projects of the coming years. Giving a new lease of life to facilities that are already deserted or are due to become so in the foreseeable future.  The plan is to create a lively quarter whose many facilities are appealing and boast a high power of attraction.

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