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Piraveen Rajah

Maintenance Technician, keen traveller and music fan.

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Maintenance Technician: To ensure that we are just as reliable tomorrow as we are today.

As a maintenance technician, you carry out all maintenance and inspection work on SBB’s railway vehicles. You are also responsible for performing any repair work and for replacing components where necessary. 

When it comes to the upkeep of our passenger trains, we work to ensure that trains are clean, safe and on time for our passengers every day.

Roland Alder

Head of Service Facilities at Passenger Division.

Your main goal is to diagnose and repair faults. Another key task is to carry out control and change requests and to identify any deviations. Once the maintenance and repair work is complete, you put the railway vehicles you have dealt with back into operation and ensure they are safe, reliable and ready to depart on time.

Achieve great things with SBB.

Do you want to let your talent shine for Switzerland? Answer a few questions to find out how you could join us and continue your professional development in maintenance.

Which applies to you?

Level 1 – entering the world of maintenance.

Newcomers to the field join an initial training class to get to know the world of maintenance – working directly on the vehicles in the workshop. This ensures you’ll enter your future profession with an optimal amount of preparation under your belt.

This position might interest you:

Do you want to further your development?

Level 2 – development opportunities in maintenance.

With your professional experience, you can expand your knowledge and take on more responsibility within SBB.

These positions might interest you:

More opportunities await you.

Level 3 – more responsibility with a greater remit.

Your extensive and detailed knowledge make you a competent contact person. You take on more complex work and continue to expand your knowledge.

These positions might interest you:

More opportunities await you.

Level 4 – expert in maintenance.

At Level 4, you are a specialist for the most demanding of vehicle and system commissioning tasks. You lead on training and take on responsibility for technical management.

These positions might interest you:

More opportunities await you.

Apply your professional knowledge in practice.

With a degree from a professional college, you can take on responsibility as a specialist in a technical role or as a line manager.

Choose the path that suits you:

Maintenance Team Leader: leaders in production.

As a Maintenance Team Leader, you are part of the first-line management: the interface between management and production. You set an example for Maintenance Technicians and are jointly responsible for the further development of the team.

Your position:

More opportunities await you.

Expand and apply your expertise.

A degree from a professional college opens many doors for you. Take on responsibility as a specialist or lead innovative projects within SBB.

These positions require your expertise:

Lead and inspire employees.

After graduating from a professional college, you can advance to a managerial position. You take on responsibility for our Maintenance Technicians and ensure the continued success of your department.

These positions require your leadership talent:

Do something great.

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