Diesel Engine Technician

  • Job Reference: JOB-9732
  • Date Posted: 18 September 2023
  • Website: https://talentwise.fordandstanley.com/
  • Location: Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England
  • Salary: £43,000 to £45,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: overtime and company benefits
  • Sector: Engineering & Design, Rolling Stock, Plant & Equipment Operators, Technical & Maintenance
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

The Opportunity

This is an opportunity for a permanent mechnically bias Technician who ideally has expeirnece of working on diesel engines, vehicles or generators to work in Somerset on classic Locomotive and Freight vehicles. This company will rewards you with a fantastic trainging package, a healthy bases salary and lot of options for overtime and enhancements to your basic salary.

Location (s):
Shepton Mallet area

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain, service, fault find and repair locomotives in accordance with the approved maintenance plans.
  • Ensure the Asset Management system and relevant paperwork is completed on time and to the company ‘expected standard’.
  • Participate in all relevant training and competency assessments that the post holder is nominated to complete.

The Candidate

  • You will be a team player, who can quickly develop strong working relationships with colleagues, but also self-motivated and able to take ownership and responsibility for your own work.
  • You will be adaptable to an ever changing envioronment.
  • You will be flexible to working shifts, as this will be a requirement of the role.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience within a rail or heavy vehicle or plant engineering background and be skilled in various maintenance activities.


  • In-depth experinece of working to mechnical schematic drawings and technical instructions
  • Experience of both planned and reactive maintenance procedures
  • Experience as a Mechanical Fitter in a heavy engineering industry.
  • The ability to make sound engineering decisions.
  • Good communication skills, both written & oral.


  • Experience within a Traction & Rolling Stock background.

Likely Job Titles: HGV Mechanic, HGV Fitter, PSV Mechanic, PSV Fitter, Heavy Vehicle Maintainer, Locomotive maintainer, Heavy Mechanical Fitter, Plant Mechanic, Plant Maintainer, OTM Mechanic, OTM Technician, OTM Fitter, OTM, Diesel Maintainer, Diesel Fitter, Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Fitter. 

About Ford & Stanley Group

Ford & Stanley Group are in the business of people and performance. Our mission is to create one million better workdays through facilitating great recruitment, leadership and occupational mental fitness.

Ford & Stanley Group Ltd is a Disability Confident Committed employer and is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all opportunity seekers. We shall adhere to such a policy at all times and will review on an on-going basis all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination. We will treat everyone equally irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief or political beliefs and we place an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy.