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Assistant Engineer, Field Service


Job Purpose

The Assistant Engineer (Signal Field Service) supervises his team in performing preventive and corrective maintenance work on various railway signalling systems and platform screen doors. He also contributes to workflow improvements to enhance the reliability signalling system, as well as supervising and ensuring the work quality and safety of external contractors and stakeholders

He may be required to perform shift duties at various rail premises such as depots, train stations, viaduct, and tunnels. He demonstrates team leadership skills in ensuring the team carries out the maintenance work in a safe and orderly manner, as well as manages the team’s performance in achieving established Key Performance Indicators.


1.    To lead team of Technical Officers in performing tasks in compliance with relevant procedures and instructions contained in Quality Procedures, Work Specifications, Work Instructions, and Signal Standing Instructions
2.    To assist in supervising and coaching of new staff and conducting on the job training
3.    To provide 1st line fault response and recovery 
4.    To perform timely trackside CM activities including fault troubleshooting, rectification and testing
5.    To plan and carried out trackside PM work according to schedule
6.    To perform trackside equipment overhaul activities and to ensure that the programs adhere to the schedule
7.    To carry out day-to-day monitoring of equipment performance and follow up 
8.    To carry out day-to-day fault analysis and follow up
9.    To perform tasks in compliance with relevant procedures and instructions contained in Quality Procedures, Work Specifications, Work Instructions, Signal Standing Instructions and any relevant change instructions disseminated
10.    To operate safely and efficiently all Signal Measuring, Test Equipment, Instruments and Tools
11.    To comply with and exercise safety at all times in accordance to all Safety Procedures.
12.    To be responsible for the safety of self, peers at workplace; off and on trackside throughout working period
13.    To carry-out the role of PIC and PM duties and responsibilities
14.    To complete the necessary reports for the task at hand
15.    To assist EMM in managing and controlling of maintenance spares
16.    To ensure good housekeeping at the workplace

Qualifications & Work Experience

•    Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, or equivalent
•    Preferably 5 years’ experience as team leader in a fast paced maintenance environment


Technical skills include:
•    Condition-Based Assets Monitoring Management
•    Data and Statistical Analytics
•    Equipment Maintenance and Housekeeping
•    Learning and Development
•    Maintenance Scheduling
•    Network Systems Maintenance
•    Rail Regulatory Compliance
•    Report Writing
•    Signal Interlocking Systems Maintenance
•    Signalling Auxiliary Device and Equipment Maintenance
•    Trackside Automatic Train Control Equipment Maintenance
•    Learning and Development
•    Maintenance Scheduling
•    Vendor Management
•    Work at Heights
•    Workplace Facilities Safety Management
•    Workplace Safety and Health for Confined Spares
•    Workplace Safety and Health for Electrical Safety
•    Workplace Safety and Health for Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

Generic skills include:
•    Communication
•    Interpersonal Skills
•    Lifelong Learning
•    Decision Making
•    Teamwork

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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.

Moving People, Enhancing Lives

Core Values
Integrity, Service & Safety, Excellence


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