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Technical Officer, Permanent Way - SMRT Thomson-East Coast Line


Job Purpose

The Technical Officer is to perform Preventive Maintenance (PM) and Corrective Maintenance (CM) for all SMRT Thomson – East Coast Line (STEL) mainline and depot tracks, third rails, track beds, tunnels, drainage sump pits, cable troughs, walkways and the associated peripherals.


All tracks, tunnels and the associated peripherals shall be effectively and efficiently maintained to provide a safe, reliable, and comfortable journey for our commuters.

  • Maintain the MRT tracks, third rails, tunnels and the associated peripherals to fulfil the LTA Licence of Operating Agreement (LOA), Code of Practice and the Maintenance Manuals. Ensure the safety and integrity of the MRT tracks, third rail, tunnels and the associated peripherals by planning, monitoring, reviewing and ensuring all PM and CM works, inspections, ad hoc projects are carried out on time in accordance with the approved Maintenance Plan.
  • Responsible for the PWAY maintenance teams and the contractors for outsource works under his / her charge.
  • Carry out the day-to-day maintenance works and supervise the contractors’ activities for outsource works.
  • Responsible for the PM, CM, modification / upgrade and repair works of the mainline and depot tracks, third rails, tunnels and the associated peripherals in compliance with relevant work instructions / procedures, maintenance manuals and LTA's Code of Practice.
  • Ensure that the latest version of work instructions / procedures, risk assessment, operations circulars and investigation recommendations are implemented.
  • Meet the set KPIs and maintain high level of productivity, efficiency and quality.
  • Attend daily Tool Box meeting conducted by Assistant Engineer.
Qualifications & Work Experience
  • Higher NITEC / NITEC / NTC preferably in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Preferably 3 years relevant working experience in technical work. Fresh graduates are welcome to apply.



  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Self-motivated, resourceful and organized.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Possess strong interpersonal & communication skills. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, and work safely in a team with reference to the respective Risk Assessments.
  • Experienced and confident in managing contractors.

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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