Electrical Testing Team Leader

Posted 30 July by CAF Rolling Stock Featured

CAF is a world class leader in the international market for the design, manufacture, maintenance and supply of equipment and components for railway systems.

It’s an exciting time to join, as in 2017 CAF celebrated its 100th year, and announced plans to build a new state-of-the art assembly hub in Newport. The new assembly hub is being designed to build a range of different trains, including diesel multiple units (DMUs), electric multiple units (EMUs), trams and high speed trains.

Job Summary

Working as part of the testing team, the Testing Team Leader is responsible for overseeing day-to-day working within the team(s), ensuring the electrical and/or pneumatic tests of verification and validation of the train are complete and follow the established testing protocol of tests.

Key Responsibilities:

Team Leader

Leads a team that performs a wide variety of advanced and complex tasks involving the use of electronic and pneumatic test equipment.

Carries out complex level tasks involving troubleshooting, testing, quality control, tuning, complicated repairs.

Liaises with Production Team Leaders to discuss and/or resolve problems.

Ensures that assignments are completed in the established timescales.

Ensures failures and anomalies are identified and rectified.

Ensures test reports/records are completed.

Ensure area of work is clean, well-organised and safe; and adheres to Company housekeeping processes.

Carry out lean production activities.

Ensure all staff have a clear understanding and comply with the rules, regulations, standards and policies in place.

Ensure all records are completed correctly and on time.

Organise and communicate job expectations to team(s).

Monitors team(s) to ensure objectives/targets are achieved on time.

Liaise with manager to ensure resource levels are in place to achieve planned activities.

Reviews work in progress across team(s) and make certain that the order of tasks and allocation of resources creates maximum efficiency.

Ensures the correct use and operation of machinery and equipment and ensure that all routine daily maintenance and safety checks are carried out on time.

Carry out team briefings and tool box talks.

Liaise with Line Manager to ensure team members are competent to carry out full range of tasks and have received appropriate levels of training in area of work.

Carries out assessment of competence for team and others as required.

Carry out training / act as coach and mentor to enable better performance and development of skills within team(s) and others.

Participate in the induction and on-going training of employees.

Pro-actively seek out process improvements and efficiency savings, recommending to line manager where improvements can be made or costs reduced.

Ensure equipment is maintained and fully operational by liaising with other experts regarding repairs/maintenance checks where necessary,  ensuring adequate materials are available or ordered in sufficient time to eliminate shortages.

Ensure equipment/plant is maintained and fully operational, reporting damage/breakdowns  in a timely manner.

Report on progress/constraints influencing work plans as appropriate.

Supports other teams/departments and assists management for various production related duties as required.


NVQ Level 3 / Modern Apprenticeship in electrical or mechanical discipline. 

IOSH qualification or equivalent health and safety qualification. 


ILM Level 3 Leadership & Management or equivalent e.g. NVQ L3.

Qualified Assessor, or prepared to carry out and complete qualificiatoin if required

Current First Aid at work qualification

Reference: 35748035

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