Profession rolling stock assembly inspector

Rolling stock assembly inspectors use measuring and testing equipment to inspect and monitor rolling stock assemblies to ensure conformity to engineering specifications and to safety standards and regulations. They examine the assemblies to detect malfunction and damage and check repair work. They also provide detailed inspection documentation and recommend action where problems were discovered.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Quality assurance procedures

    The procedures to inspect a product or system to ensure that it is according to specifications and requirements.

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • Mechanics of trains

    Possess basic knowledge of the mechanics involved in trains, understand the technicalities and participate in discussions on related topics in order to solve problems related to the mechanics.

Skills

  • Conduct performance tests

    Conduct experimental, environmental and operational tests on models, prototypes or on the systems and equipment itself in order to test their strength and capabilities under normal and extreme conditions.

  • Operate precision measuring equipment

    Measure the size of a processed part when checking and marking it to check if it is up to standard by use of two and three dimensional precision measuring equipment such as a caliper, a micrometer, and a measuring gauge.

  • Use testing equipment

    Use equipment to test performance and operation of machinery.

  • Control compliance of railway vehicles regulations

    Inspect rolling stock, components and systems to ensure compliance with standards and specifications.

  • Read standard blueprints

    Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.

  • Manage health and safety standards

    Oversee all personnel and processes to comply with health, safety and hygiene standards. Communicate and support alignment of these requirements with the company's health and safety programmes.

  • Read engineering drawings

    Read the technical drawings of a product made by the engineer in order to suggest improvements, make models of the product or operate it.

  • Write inspection reports

    Write the results and conclusions of the inspection in a clear and intelligible way. Log the inspection's processes such as contact, outcome, and steps taken.

  • Create solutions to problems

    Solve problems which arise in planning, prioritising, organising, directing/facilitating action and evaluating performance. Use systematic processes of collecting, analysing, and synthesising information to evaluate current practice and generate new understandings about practice.

  • Inspect manufacture of rolling stock

    Inspect manufacturing plants where rolling stock parts are produced to ensure safety and quality control. Ensure that components are manufactured in compliance with safety and design specifications.

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

Optional knowledge and skills

act as contact person during equipment incident maintain test equipment monitor railway vehicles documentation european train control system supervise work supervise staff lead inspections engineering principles electromechanics liaise with engineers send faulty equipment back to assembly line electricity perform test run manage maintenance operations prepare audit activities