S&T Technician

Posted 6 months ago

Position                                   S&T Technician


Location                                  Manchester  


Terms                                     Permanent


Safety Critical                          Yes       


Job Purpose                             To carry out the first-line maintenance and faulting on the S&T equipment of the Metrolink system in a safe and cost-effective manner.


Accountable to                        The role reports to the S&T Senior Technician & S&T Team Manager.


Main Working relationships       S&T Maintenance Manager, Assistant S&T Maintenance Manager, S&T Team Manager, S&T Senior Technician.


Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Carry out the first line maintenance on the signalling, communications and control systems of the Metrolink system in a safe and cost-effective manner working in accordance to current standards and practices
  • Provide assistance and support to the Senior Technician fault finding on signalling and telecommunications systems within the NMC/DRC, TMS system, signalling and interlockings, Points and Point control equipment, MESH and Voice radio systems, TEML41, SCADA systems and Passenger information, UPS, CCTV and help point systems
  • Assist in the investigation of incidents, SPAD/SPAS and wrong side failures as required and directed by the Senior Technician
  • Assist the Senior Technician in ensuring all relevant paperwork is completed including Agility work orders



  • Take reasonable care for their own health and safety
  • Consider the safety of other persons who may be affected by their acts and omissions
  • Work in accordance with information and training provided
  • Refrain from intentionally misusing or recklessly interfering with anything that has been provided for health and safety reasons
  • Report any hazardous defects in plant and equipment, or shortcomings in the existing safety arrangements, to a responsible person without delay
  • Not undertake any task for which authorisation and/or training has not been given
  • Use Personal Protective Equipment provided to them in accordance with the training given to them and the instructions respecting its use
  • Most Challenging or difficult parts of the job
  • The role includes varied works within control centre and railway environments and requires the candidate to be physically fit and able to perform strenuous tasks.
  • The role requires personnel to deal with pressure in a positive way.
  • Ability to manage expectations with both technical and non-technical members of the business.

Core skills/experience/qualifications required for this job


  • Minimum of ONC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, telecommunications or equivalent.
  • 2 years relevant experience in the industry.
  • Ability to demonstrate logical fault-finding techniques.
  • Strong IT skills
  • Knowledge of IP systems
  • Full current driving licence



  • Strives for new skills, knowledge, experience and personal development
  • Takes personal responsibility to resolve problems, even those not of own making
  • Develops positive relationships, cooperates with, and supports colleagues
  • Handles stress, conflict and pressure in a positive way
  • Manages upwards and sideways (your managerial superiors and your peers)
  • Contributes positively to team/company morale and spirit
  • Offers recommendations and suggestions, more than asking for answers

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