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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​Northampton sits within Northamptonshire in the East Midlands. Northampton lies on the River Nene and has an estimated population of 212,100, which was recorded in 2011.Northampton has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Carlsberg

Carlsberg built a £20m bottling plant at its brewery in Northampton. The facility, within the Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone. The company also recently invested £40m to upgrade the capacity and capability of its existing plant.

St John's

New University of Northampton student accommodation was completed at the start of 2014, bringing 460 students into the town centre. The project was promoted by Northampton Borough Council to bring new jobs and investment to the town centre. It is located within the Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone and is, in conjunction with other projects, helping regenerate that part of Northampton. 

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