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Assistant Engineer, Mechanical, Electrical & Engineering


Job Purpose

  • Lead a team of Technical Officers in carrying out scheduled Preventive Maintenance (PM) and Corrective Maintenance (CM) on EMUs/Equipment/Component assigned by Supervisor.
  • Execute and comply all PM and CM works and related tasks with the approved quality procedures and work instructions.
  • Execute and comply all tasks with the approved safety and operational procedures.
  • Attend the necessary skills courses to be able to carry out the maintenance tasks.
  • Responsible for the upkeep of the working environment.


  • Plan and supervise work carried out by the team members. 
  • Assist EMM in meeting the key performance indicators set by Division. 
  • Assist EMM in planning of work duties.
  • Disseminate instructions and procedures issued by supervisors to team members.
  • Assist supervisors in conducting engineering analysis and investigations on incidents/accidents.
  • Assist EMM/Engineer in the preparation of Quality Procedures/Risk Assessment/Work Instructions/Work Records.
  • Raise corrective maintenance job orders and review upon completion when required.
  • Record all faults reported, complete work orders and key in other input into SAP/Maximo and any other recording system.
  • Able to participate and complete the technical skills training provided by SMRT and achieve the necessary qualification to perform maintenance work on SMRT Component Service Centre. 
  • Be sufficiently competent to carry out preventive and corrective maintenance tasks on SMRT Component Service Centre, as assigned by Supervisors. 
  • Able to complete the preventive and corrective maintenance tasks within the established Standard times, and in accordance to the Work Instructions and related procedures. 
  • Exercise safety always; in accordance to established Safety procedures. Responsible for the safety of self and all co-workers, inclusive of contractors.
  • Perform supporting maintenance activities such as overhead crane operator, forklift driver, etc, as authorized and required by the manager - Applicable to Qualified personnel only.
  • Perform housekeeping and cleaning tasks at the workplace; to ensure workplace order and hygiene.
  • Able to work on a shift roster system (as required) in accordance with the MOM guidelines and the Collective Agreement.
  • Undertake any other tasks or functions that are incidental or ancillary to the performance of the works assigned: e.g. attend to emergency mainline incident, as assigned by Supervisor.


To carry out the Preventive and Corrective Maintenance Works safely, the Assistant Engineer must physically  

  • Not be sensitive or allergic to Component Service Centre Materials, POLs (Petrol, Oils and Lubricants) and dust involved in the conduct of the work. Note that standard PPE of safety shoes, gloves, masks and hearing protection will be provided.
  • Able to work at height (WAH) on the train roof, while donning the necessary WAH safety equipment.
  • Fit and able to climb staircases and ladders, stand for sufficient duration (4 hours) to accomplish the required maintenance works.
  • Lift and handle heavy machineries, tools, equipment or spares of up to 10kg for men and 7kg for women.
  • Able to work underframe of EMU for sufficient duration (4 hours) which may require frequent squatting and bending.
  • Able to work in a shift roster system (if required) without affecting his concentration at work.
  • Able to work under the sun (as required) on any related operations.

Qualifications & Work Experience

  • Polytechnic Diploma Electrical, Mechanical or Mechatronics Technology/Engineering or equivalent from a recognized institution. 
  • Preferably minimum 4 years in relevant experience leading maintenance teams and troubleshooting of electro-mechanical equipment.
  • Fresh school graduates are welcome to apply. 


SMRT Trains Ltd was incorporated in 1987 and operates Singapore’s first mass rapid transit system. Today, we manage and operate train services on the North-South Line, East-West Line, the Circle Line, the Thomson-East Coast Line, and the Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit. With over 5,000 employees, more than 250 trains, and 141 km of rail tracks across 108 stations, we serve millions of commuters daily.

About SMRT Corporation

SMRT Corporation Ltd (SMRT) is a public transport services provider. Our primary business is to manage and operate train services on the North-South Line, the East-West Line, the Circle Line, the new Thomson East-Coast Line and the Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit. This is complemented by our bus, taxi and private hire vehicle services. 

An exciting and rewarding career is waiting for you at SMRT. Join us and embark on a journey that matters. You Matter – we take care of you and your well-being. Your Work Matters – your ideas and contributions work towards building the future of our transport system and create positive impacts to the community. Your Development Matters – we offer diverse careers and learning opportunities for our people to grow you to the fullest of your potential.

Come onboard the SMRT journey today.

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