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Rail Vehicle Technology

Rail Vehicle Technology in action

Rail Vehicle Technician carry out inspections, maintenance and repair, and general troubleshooting on rail vehicles.

Rail Vehicle Technology could be for you if you like:

  • Complex problems
  • Fixing things
  • Helping people
  • Working as a team

More about Rail Vehicle Technology

Railways are as important today as when they first began nearly 200 years ago, transporting large numbers of people and goods quickly and in a way that is friendly to the environment.

Today’s rail vehicles, though, are more complex than ever. It is the job of the Rail Vehicle Technician to carry out inspections, maintenance and repair, and general troubleshooting. 

To ensure safe and reliable trains, they must work in a team with an understanding of a wide range of technologies, including high voltage electricity, brakes, air conditioning, door operations, and wheels.

Rail vehicle technicians have the ability to work as a team while using their individual specialist knowledge to enhance its performance. They must continuously improve their diagnostic skills to keep up with technology, work to deadlines and plan maintenance schedules. This is a global industry that offers the prospect of advancement to technical and managerial positions. 


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The WorldSkills Occupational Standard specifies the knowledge, understanding and specific skills that underpin international best practice in technical and vocational performance. It should reflect a shared global understanding of what the associated work role(s) or occupation(s) represent for industry and business.

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