Locomotive Maintenance

Implement preventive and corrective maintenance activities of locomotive



Competency Area

Rail Systems Maintenance


Carry out scheduled maintenance work

Perform preparation work to conduct locomotive preventive maintenance

Follow organisational maintenance procedure, WI and/or OEM technical manuals to carry out preventive maintenance on locomotive

Carry out functionality checks on locomotive operations

Adhere to safety guidelines and operating instructions for tools and equipment during maintenance work

Record locomotive maintenance activities and report occurrences of faults identified

Conduct corrective maintenance

Interpret work orders and prepare for corrective maintenance

Apply fault identification procedures to determine causes of locomotive faults

Dismantle locomotive systems for corrective maintenance

Rectify, repair and/or replace faulty locomotive components

Reassemble and reinstate locomotive systems

Conduct functional tests to determine operability of locomotive systems

Apply operating and safety measures in operating tools and equipment during maintenance work

Record and collate documentation of locomotive maintenance work

Troubleshoot, locate faults and recommend rectification

Use troubleshooting tools, equipment and methods to locate and analyse causes of locomotive faults

Recommend corrective actions for identified faults on locomotive

Implement procedures on safety tools and equipment usage during maintenance work

Analyse locomotive maintenance work documented to identify possible workflow improvements so as to prevent fault recurrence

Diagnose root causes of failure and prevent recurrence

Establish structured failure investigation and specify functional testing requirements

Perform fault tree analyses to diagnose root cause failure of locomotive systems

Review organisational maintenance procedures and WI

Propose new and/or enhanced maintenance procedures and WI in reference to OEM technical recommendations

Monitor overall maintenance progress of locomotive to ascertain effectiveness of maintenance procedures

Develop solutions by analysing diagnostic data to prevent faults and failures recurrence

Develop troubleshooting, rectification and fault analysis methods

Develop test procedures and WI for locomotive performance checks

Coordinate locomotive maintenance with other rail systems maintenance needs