rolling stock electrician


Rolling stock electricians install, maintain and repair electrical and electronic systems in rail vehicles such as air conditioning systems, lamps, heating systems, electrical wiring etc. They use diagnostic testing equipment to inspect vehicles and find faults. To do repair work, they use hand tools and specialised electrical instruments and machines.

Alternative label

  • locomotive electrician

  • rail vehicle electrician

  • railway depot electrician

  • railway vehicle electrician

  • rail workshop engineering technician

  • rolling stock builder

  • workshop engineering technician

  • railcar builder

  • carriage builder

  • multiple unit builder

  • rail electrician

  • railway workshop engineering technician

  • railway vehicle builder

  • depot electrician

  • railcar electrician

  • wagon builder

  • railway electrician

  • rail vehicle builder

  • multiple unit electrician

  • carriage electrician

  • locomotive builder

  • electrical train electrician

  • rail depot electrician

  • wagon electrician

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

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Optional skills and competences

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