Technician A


Location: Suffolk

Job Type: Full time


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Technician A - Ipswich VMF

A vacancy has arisen for a Technician, Grade A with Freightliner Ltd at our Ipswich depot. Working within a safety critical environment this role involves working to maintain all class types of locomotives.

The successful applicant will be responsible for helping to achieve team goals and objectives.

Responsibilities include:

  • Adhere to health & safety and local safety policy requirements, and other safety and technical standards
  • Ensure Freightliner company engineering standards and procedures are applied and followed.
  • Maintain, service, fault find and repair locomotives in accordance with approved maintenance plans
  • Ensure all relevant paperwork for examinations and repairs is correctly completed to company standards
  • Maintaining high standards of housekeeping to ensure a clean and safe environment


  • Commitment to safe working practices
  • Apprentice trained or time served, or a minimum NVQ Level 3 in engineering discipline
  • Experience in electrical and/or mechanical maintenance activities
  • Ideally possess proven fault finding skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and have a flexible approach to work and duties
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of knowledge of electrical engineering systems
  • Good knowledge of mechanical engineering systems
  • Competent on assessing asset condition
  • Capable of carrying out repairs and maintenance
  • Ability to read and understand electrical and hydraulic schematics
  • Knowledge of rolling stock would be advantageous

The successful applicant should be a safety conscious and motivated self-starter, a fully versatile team member who has well established experience within a railway maintenance depot environment or a similar engineering background. A flexible approach to working hours is essential as Ipswich VMF operates a shift roster.

This post is subject to standard pre-employment checks including employment references, medical & D&A screening and successful DBS background checks.

We are looking for the most committed and reliable individuals who possess the knowledge, skills and experience needed for their roles.

In return we can offer competitive pay, excellent benefits, a competitive pension scheme and a rewarding career in an award-winning team

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