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Rolling Stock Tradesmen

Descriptions & Duties

  • Rolling Stock Tradesmen install, test, maintain and repair electrical installations and mechanical parts of the rolling stock.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Trade Specific Competencies

Technical knowledge and skills in electrical and mechanical engineering

Rolling Stock Tradesmen use a variety of mechanical and diagnostic tools to install or repair equipment.

Troubleshooting knowledge and skills

Rolling Stock Tradesmen must be able to diagnose and repair problems.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • Completion of relevant training courses, or an apprenticeship in the trade of building services / electrical / mechanical, or equivalent


  • 1 to 2 years of relevant work experiences

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $15,000-$18,000

Monthly Salary $18,000-$25,000

Monthly Salary $35,000-$45,000

Monthly Salary $45,000-over $60,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Rolling Stock Tradesmen normally work in repair stations, outdoors or tracksides and are required to perform physically demanding work. They need to follow precautions and wear protective equipment.


  • Multimeters
  • Metal detectors - Magnetic locators; Metal locators
  • Hammers
  • Screwdrivers
  • Adjustable wrenches

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