Technician Sponsorship Available

January 26, 2024
£28 - £38.2 / year

Job Description



CAF Rail UK is a world-class leader in the international market for designing, manufacturing, maintaining, and supplying railway equipment and components. With over 100 years of expertise, you would be joining a global community that is pleased to be known for its variety, flexibility, and ability to constantly adapt and develop. We employ over 350 individuals across numerous depots in the UK and are pleased about our expansion and the opportunity it brings to our staff.

Built on excellence, trust, and sustainability, we value innovative individuals who are enthusiastic about working as a team to contribute to CAF’s success and achieve big things. We hope you will join us for a satisfying career in the rail business, where you can be proud of where you work and what you accomplish. You will be a valued member of the team, encouraged to do your best in the CAF community.Apply today to advance your career and join an industry leader where people and the environment are important.


Mission of the Position

Warranty Technicians will be expected to work as part of a team to ensure that the fleet of 3GT Birmingham Tram rolling stock vehicles is operationally sound, dependable, and ready for passenger service.

Providing fault detection, remedial action, adaptations, campaigns, and technical support for all tram systems. The Team Leader will increase the days work based on vehicle availability and in accordance with KPIs, with the overall goal of increasing reliability. Working closely with individual system and component manufacturers to resolve issues.

Electrical schematics, test and measuring equipment, and diagnostic software are used to determine the root cause of tram failures, as well as electronic management systems to undertake corrective measures and repairs. Whilst following all safety precautions.


Functions and responsibilities.

• Conduct root cause fault finding on vehicles and corrective actions in a timely manner to guarantee passenger service availability and dependability are met. Systems include:

o Traction, OESS, and Brake


O Networks

o Passenger Access Doors

o HVAC systems

O Auxiliary electrical systems

o High Pressure Hydraulics o HV and Pantograph o High Voltage Systems

o Complex taxi control systems.

o Safety-critical systems

o Event recording and on-board diagnostics.

o Bogies and gearboxes.

o Wiring and integrating circuit breakers, relays, transformers, insulators, cabinets, motors, and other electrical components.

• Monitor vehicle performance during service using remote fleet management and diagnostic tools, and report any anomalies to the Team Leader.

• Serve as a stand-in Team Leader when needed.

• Carry out campaigns, fleet checks, and modifications as instructed.

• Enter accurate information about all tasks completed onto the computerised maintenance management system.

• Participate in continuous improvement projects for processes and procedures.

• Maintain good depot housekeeping and follow CAF UK health and safety, quality, and environmental standards.

• The ability to go to other depots on occasion and conduct live test runs to aid in fault detection or confirm repairs.

Training required.

NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) in electrical/mechanical engineering.


Needed professional expertise.

• Fault detection and root cause analysis.

• Can interpret electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic schematics.

• Use of diagnostic software.

• Using test and measurement equipment.

• Three years of post-apprenticeship experience.

• A valid driver’s licence.

• Available for shift work, including nights and weekends.


Serving Customers

Driving for results

Displaying Technical Expertise

Critical Thinking.

Adapting To Change

Acting with Integrity

Creating and Supporting Teams



CAF Rail UK recognises and values diversity and inclusion, while also respecting differences. As a proud member of WISE and a platinum partner of Women in Rail, we are committed to diversifying our workforce and creating an inclusive working culture for all colleagues. Our objective is to find, attract, and keep a diversified range of colleagues with extensive expertise and talent from a large candidate pool.

We value diversity and recognise that working with a varied team of individuals helps us succeed more effectively. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who believes that everyone should be treated fairly and feel included. We hire based on skill and performance, regardless of race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, country origin, religion, or disability.



CAF Rail UK is devoted to the health and well-being of all of its employees. Our benefits programme aims to increase employee engagement and build a healthy workplace culture in which all employees are recognised and encouraged. We are pleased to provide our employees:

-25 days annual leave balance plus UK bank holidays.

– Annual leave carryover/cash-in

-Increased annual leave for extended service.

-Reward and recognition programme and yearly company awards

Enhanced maternity, paternity, and adoption leave

-Excellent workplace pension system with employer contributions of up to 10%.

-Wealth Management & Financial Workshops

-The Bike2Work scheme

Access to a dedicated and supportive EAP, as well as a generous health care cash plan.

-Enjoy exclusive rewards, discounts, and special deals from over 1000 renowned high street and online businesses.

-Flexible work and family-friendly workplace policies

-Life Assurance: 4 times basic pay

-Professional membership and sponsorship.

-Charity days to promote Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Value projects.

-A supportive group of Mental Health Champions.

-A dedicated women’s network.