Electrical and Mechanical Trainee

  • Job Reference: 00000691-1
  • Date Posted: 5 September 2022
  • Recruiter: West Midlands Metro
  • Location: Wednesbury, West Midlands
  • Salary: £24,733.75
  • Bonus/Benefits: Free Tram & NX Bus Travel, Pension, Life Insurance
  • Sector: Engineering & Design
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Electrical and Mechanical Trainee

Wednesbury, West Midlands

Full time, Permanent

Salary: £24,733.75

 

The Role

We now have a new and exciting opportunity for a Electrical and Mechanical Trainee to join our team to carry out all scheduled servicing, repairs, installation and testing of the signalling and telecommunications equipment. You’ll also be assisting in carrying out all scheduled servicing, repairs, installation and testing of the stop equipment, substations and associated equipment. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that all servicing and schedules are carried out in a professional and timely manner
  • All reports and service sheets are filled in, completed, and reported to the department Team Leader
  • Carry out all repairs in a timely and safe manner
  • Overhaul of electrical and mechanical equipment and re-ordering of parts
  • Overhaul of signalling and telecommunications equipment and re-ordering of parts (optional)
  • Overhaul of stop and substation equipment and re-ordering of parts
  • Attend any new training required to carry out duties
  • Fill out and keep up to date logbook to work towards assessment of competence in electrical and mechanical engineering
  • Fill out and keep up to date logbook to work towards assessment of competence in signalling and telecommunications and work towards the license for the Institute of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE) (optional)
  • Input into the asset management information system via examinations of equipment 

Training to be undertaken as an essential part of the role based over 30 months

  • Electrical principles course
  • Telecommunications and fibre course
  • SCADA course
  • Competent person substation course
  • Personal track safety
  • PRIMOSS
  • Manual handling
  • Courses for new equipment installed as part of upgrade or new extensions

 Optional training to be undertaken as part of the role based over the same 30 months:

  • Hanning and Kahl points machine and control units course (based in Germany for one week)
  • Ansaldo L88 points machine training
  • Basic signalling to level two standard
  • Smartrams operational and maintenance course
  • Points clipping, scotching, and cranking

What You'll Need:

  • Level 3 Electrical Installation qualification
  • To have GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above
  • Must hold a full UK driving licence
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

What We Offer In Return:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Free travel on West Midlands trams and buses for you and your partner
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Life Insurance Benefit
  • Employee Assistance Program 24/7 365 days
  • Discounted Gym membership