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Assistant Engineer, Rolling Stock - Thomson-East Coast Line


Job Purpose


The Assistant Engineer’s job scope shall include leading a team of Technical Officer(s) to perform Preventive Maintenance (PM), Corrective Maintenance (CM), Overhaul (OH) and Engineering Support (ES) on all SMRT Thomson-East Coast Line (STEL) Trains, Depot and Workshop equipment so as to provide a safe, reliable and comfortable journey for our commuters.


  • Be aligned and act in accordance to SMRT's Vision, Mission, Service Standard and Core Values.

  • Ensure good understanding, knowledge and skills needed for all maintenance activities and provide support for staff training.

  • Lead and supervise a team of Technical Officer(s) to perform preventive, corrective, overhaul, troubleshooting, engineering analysis, investigation or any assigned maintenance activities on all rolling stocks, depot and workshop equipment.

  • Assist to plan and coordinate staff deployment and shift roster to optimise resources utilisation.

  • Verify and ensure all tasks executed by the team are in accordance to latest Work Instructions, Quality, Maintenance, Operational and Safety Procedures, and to ensure personal and peers’ safety at all times.

  • Ensure spares, tools and equipment used are in good condition and calibrated if necessary.

  • Perform train shunting activities and operate depot equipment, maintenance vehicles and maintenance equipment to support maintenance activities of the group.

  • Verify and ensure work records done by the team are updated factually, accurately and timely on Work Records Form and on the Maintenance Management System

  • Report immediately any abnormalities or practices observed that are not in accordance to Work Instructions, Quality, Maintenance, Operational and Safety Procedures.

  • Adopt KAIZEN methodology (5M, 5S & 5W) to eliminate 8 Wastes and improve Productivity and Value of work performed.

  • Provide support to staff, contractors or any other personnel who are required to perform work on depot and all rolling stocks.

  • To support the group during incidents, accidents and emergencies.

  • Ensure excellent housekeeping are maintained within all work areas.

  • Maintain a high level of work discipline and standards.

  • Perform any other task as assigned.

Qualifications & Work Experience

  • Diploma in Electrical, Mechanical or Mechatronics Technology/ Engineering from a recognized institution.
  • Preferably 5 year’s relevant experience in the railway environment.


  • Personal Leadership: Be accountable to one’s action and manage oneself professionally.
  • Excellence: Deliver quality results without compromising on safety, procedures and processes.
  • Collaboration: Work effectively within a team to accomplish key objectives.
  • Learning: Be willing and take initiative to continually learn and upgrade oneself.


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
Respect, Integrity, Service & Safety, Excellence


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