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Electronics Craftsman

Job Title: Electronics Craftsman
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 030177
Job Published: July 08, 2019 14:25

Job Description

Electronics Craftsman 030177
Organisation - AP Trains Division
Job - General
Position Type - Full Time
Salary: £42,909 
Grade: EC11
Location: Acton (depot), West London



Overview of project/role



Transport for London has a wide range of electronic equipment which helps keep London moving. We reverse engineer, diagnose, repair and maintain electronic equipment spanning decades, working on new items from 2018, going back through every decade up to the 1950s.
We are currently recruiting for an Electronics Craftsman to join our Electronics Workshop at the Railway Engineering Workshop in Acton. This Craftsman needs to be able to apply their transferable skills to an ever-changing array of equipment.
The Craftsman will be responsible for the overhaul, modification and repair of electronic equipment used on Rolling Stock and signalling equipment, as well as other areas of the TfL network. We are looking for someone who has a good working-knowledge of electronics theory and depth of practical experience reworking and repairing a wide range of designs, assemblies and technologies.



Key Accountabilities


Read, understand and act in accordance with engineering drawings, circuit diagrams, specifications and work instructions.
Assess components/equipment and repair with the appropriate material and process.
Examine and test equipment and components to ensure these are to the required standard and are fit for use.
Prepare fault reports for all investigations and work undertaken.
Complete and file detailed documentation regarding the repair, overhaul and modification process in accordance with current standards.
Analyse failure information and documentation for trends/common failure modes and repairs that may occur.
Skills, Knowledge & Experience


All of the below are essential unless stated desirable

Solder, repair and rework a mixture of technologies (PTH, SMT, Flex/Rigid) alongside printed circuit board repair and rework all designed for harsh environments (transport, military, aerospace etc) to a class 3 standard.
Installation and replacement of wiring and looms.
Extensive experience of working from circuit diagrams, engineering drawings and work instructions.
Served a relevant apprenticeship (or higher qualification) or be able to demonstrate appropriate theory, knowledge, practical skills and experience.
Ability to communicate and influence effectively, both orally and in writing.
Experience of preparing fault reports.
Inspection of PCAs to IPC class 3.
IPC-A-610, IPC-7711/7721 qualifications, IPC-A-620 (desirable).
Equality and Diversity 


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.

Application Process


Please apply using your CV and a two page covering letter.
Think carefully about the skills, knowledge and experience in the advert and cover this in your CV and cover letter.


The closing date for applications is Monday 22nd July 2019 @ 23:59

Additional Information


This is a safety critical role so you will need to get clearance from our Occupational Health team before you start.




In return for your commitment and expertise, you will enjoy excellent benefits and scope to grow.  Rewards vary according to the business area  but mostly include:


Final salary pension scheme 
Free travel for you on the TfL network 
A 75% discount on National Rail Season Ticket and interest free loan 
29 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays 
Private healthcare discounted scheme (optional) 
Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme
Retail, health, leisure and travel offers 
Discounted Eurostar travel

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