We are seeking Mechanical Fitters or Mechanical Technicians who are looking to advance their careers to become Locomotive Technicians for a rail freight company, based at their Depot – helping to keep the rail network moving as well as being a key player in the UK and European supply chain.
Have you ever thought about working in the rail industry? Here’s some reasons why you should consider….
- Government backed industry with high investment.
- Excellent salaries and benefits available.
- Competency based training provided, giving you the opportunity to increase your pay threshold.
- Wide range of rail employers in the East Midlands region.
- Regular overtime to supplement pay.
Role and Responsibilities
- Carry out general mechanical maintenance across all rolling stock rail vehicles on a variety of components such as air braking, hydraulic systems & diesel engines.
- You’ll need to be adaptable, able to work within a changing environment as priorities and tasks will vary depending on business needs.
- Fault diagnosis and rectification on mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems.
- Working to written maintenance instructions (VMOI) to complete examinations and inspections of the trains you will be working with.
- Working to engineering drawings and diagrams.
The ideal candidate will be a skilled mechanical technician with experience of working on large vehicles such as heavy plant, HGV’s, coaches, buses or military vehicles. Alternatively, perhaps you worked as a Master Technician maybe on light vehicles or light goods vehicles. Or perhaps you worked on aircraft or within the aerospace industry on maintenance hangars and looking to take a step into something new? Or maybe you are ex forces or in the forces looking to join civilian life, then this could be the opportunity you have been looking for!
- Experience in maintenance and fault finding within a transport related engineering environment.
- Knowledge or experience of diesel or petrol engines or generators.
- You must have a minimum Level 3 qualification, or equivalent, in an engineering / mechanical / electrical discipline.
- Ability to navigate engineering drawings, blueprints, and diagrams, written technical instructions and manuals and follow processes.
- Full UK driving licence or locality to the depot.
- Shifts are across a 3-shift pattern, you will work some nights and weekends, please strongly consider this before applying, we require all candidates to be comfortable with shift working before we submit any CVs to the client.
- The standard hours per week are 42 hours on average, depending on the specific shifts required to work.
- Overtime will be available to enhance earnings should you wish to take advantage.
This is a permanent role in which you will be subject to a 6-month probationary period.
Salary for this role is fixed at £42,314 per year. This is paid to you in 13 instalments every 4 weeks, subject to normal tax and NI as an employed member of their staff.
Potential earning with overtime is over £50,000.
Due to the nature of the shift working, including some banks holidays, there is a holiday allowance of 33 days per year.
You will also have access to our client's pension and benefits scheme. The pension will increase based on your contributions and can be discussed more in detail when speaking to the Consultant about this role if successful.
About the Ford & Stanley Group
Ford & Stanley Ltd is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all opportunity seekers. We shall always adhere to such a policy and will review on an on-going basis all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination. We will treat everyone equally irrespective 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.