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Rolling Stock Technician


Dubai, UAE

Ref: LP119-14

The Role

The purpose of this position is to provide effective engineering and maintenance services covering the rolling stock and maintenance vehicle for Dubai Metro

Key Job Responsibilities:
Assist the Rolling Stock Team Leader in carrying out all level of preventive and corrective maintenance activities and minor modifications on rolling stock including passenger service vehicles, engineering support vehicles, shunting vehicles and wagons;
Carry out routine vehicle inspections, inspecting parts for surface defects, changing of consumable items, perform minor repairs and technical cleaning;
Perform roles necessary for the management of the safe system of works, including to meet tight maintenance schedules;
Test functional performance of electromechanical assemblies using various test instruments, replace, install electrical and electronic parts and hardware in housings or assemblies, align, fit, and assemble component parts, using electronics tools, hand tools, power tools, fixtures, templates, and microscopes;
Operate metalworking machines, repair, rework, and calibrate hydraulic and pneumatic assemblies and systems, verify dimensions and clearances of parts to ensure conformance to specifications and to meet operational specifications and tolerances;
Perform time sensitive fault diagnostics and component replacement (repair in site or inside depot) on the rolling stock;
Follow the appropriate maintenance procedures and instructions, operating rules and procedures to ensure compliance with the required requirements;
Carry out wheel truing of the rolling stock annually or as required using under-floor wheel lathe, perform bogie overhaul at every four and eight years by inspecting and repairing major bogie components such as traction motors, gear-boxes, wheel-sets, and axle boxes in special purpose built workshops;
Assist the Rolling Stock Team Leader and/ or other technical support staff to implement complex systems or new projects;
To be assigned and rotated to the First Line Response Technicians team when required;
Produce and maintain accurate maintenance records of rolling stock, tools and plant machinery performance, work accomplished and other information using a computerized maintenance management system;
Perform and carry out duties as instructed/ directed by the Rolling Stock Team Leader and other senior Rolling Stock Maintenance staff;
Implement and follow Permit To Work process;
Perform shift and emergency duties when required.


Vocational trade certificate or diploma in electrical or mechanical engineering discipline or equivalent

Must have good eyesight and normal colour vision;
Strong mechanical mind, and ability to grasp the complexity of inner workings of rolling stock;
Ability to use and calibrate various electrical, electronic and mechanical test equipment and PC for the maintenance of rolling stock;
Ability to write simple technical reports, routine business correspondence, prepare method statements and drawings as required;
Possess good communication skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and work productively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment;
Strong organisational skills, detail oriented, and the ability to handle multiple priorities;
Preferably holds a valid UAE driving license with good driving skill and experience.

Working knowledge in maintaining and repairing car body, bogies and suspension, couplers and draft gears, operators control, propulsion system, friction brakes, batteries, auxiliary power supply and electrical equipment, car doors and doors control, ventilation and air-conditioning components, train control and monitoring system for rolling stock is desirable;
Prior experience in shunting and driving engineering vehicles and/or locomotives would be a added advantage;

Behavioural Competencies/Attributes (The How)
Heart (Motives & Values) Head (Intellectual & Personal Capacity)

About the Company

Serco is a FTSE 250 international service company which combines commercial know-how with a deep public service ethos.

Serco customers are looking for expertise in managing their people, processes, technology and assets more effectively. We advise economic decision makers, design innovative solutions, integrate systems and - most of all - deliver quality services directly to the public.

Serco supplies to governments, government enterprise, agencies and companies who seek a trusted outsourcing partner with a solid track-record of service excellence. Serco people offer operational, logistical and technical expertise in the Transport, Justice and Immigration, Defence, Education and Healthcare industries as well as in the commercial sectors of Facilities Management.

Serco Middle East have been in the Region since 1947, starting out delivering Air Traffic Control Services in Bahrain; a service we are proudly still running today and have expanded to include many other Airports in the region.

We have expanded significantly since that time across the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. We have been supporting the RTA to operate the Dubai Metro since 2009, are preparing to launch the flagship Saudi Arabia Passenger Rail service from Riyadh to Qassim in 2016. We deliver Facility Management services to both Cleveland Clinic and Healthpoint Hospitals in Abu Dhabi, large-scale medical facilities in Saudi Arabia and a range of educational and commercial properties in the UAE. We also deliver postgraduate education to Officers in the Qatar Armed Forces through the Joaan Bin Jassim Joint Command and Staff College in Doha.

Focusing on our core values, and creating a positive environment for employees to thrive, we look forward to a bright future as we continue to grow with the region.

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