Rail and Rolling Stock Builders and Repairers

Rail and rolling stock builders and repairers erect, fit, assemble and repair rolling stock parts and sub-assemblies, and test and adjust new engines for trains.


New workers
£ 21,446
£ 33,189
£ 54,621

Available jobs

In the past year there were 9,437 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Maintains record of repairs and maintenance carried out.

  • Oils and greases train engines.

  • Inspects and tests new and repaired machinery for conformity with standards and specifications.

  • Examines rolling stock for defects, removes, replaces and repairs faulty parts.

  • Fits and assembles parts and/or metal sub-assemblies to make train engines.

  • Examines drawings and specifications to determine appropriate methods and sequence of operations.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Machinery

  • Agricultural Equipment

  • Field Service Management

  • Hoisting

  • Electromechanics

  • Heavy Equipment

  • Agriculture

  • Hydraulics

  • Plumbing

  • Catering Equipment

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Customer Service

  • Communication

  • Diagnostic Skills

  • Management

  • Sales

  • Detail Oriented

  • Leadership

  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving)

  • Advising

  • Problem Solving

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.