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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. 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.

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.

Our Maintenance technicians are divided into different levels depending on their experience. Their main remits are weighted differently depending on their level:

Level 1 and 2.

At entry level, the focus is primarily on carrying out maintenance, inspection, adjustment and measurement work in accordance with technical specifications. Staff at this level also handle maintenance work or replace components of low to medium complexity. Special tasks such as change requests and process improvements also fall within your remit. At level 2, you also have the opportunity to undergo further training to take on technical management responsibilities as shift supervisor (responsibility for production).

Level 3.

At level 3, you take on more complex work and handle highly complex maintenance and diagnostics tasks, mainly independently. This also involves placing the vehicle back in service and checking its functionality.

Level 4.

The focus here is on diagnostics, preparing commissioning documents, checking maintenance instructions and defining system-related repair concepts. Your remit is extended to include technical management responsibilities, including technical oversight of specific vehicles or systems at specific sites. Another important responsibility is to instruct and train staff in new or complex tasks. 

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