Skilled Engineering Team Members (A1.3) Queen Street

  • Job Reference: 00002769-1
  • Date Posted: 17 March 2023
  • Recruiter: ScotRail
  • Location: Glasgow
  • Salary: £42,736 to £47,882
  • Sector: Engineering & Design, Other Rail Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

ScotRail has played a critical role in keeping people moving during the pandemic, with services helping get key workers and others to where they need to be. There has been significant investment across the network to electrify lines, and on new and upgraded trains. This helped to deliver ScotRail’s highest ever score for customer satisfaction in the most recent National Rail Passenger Survey. With more than 5,000 employees, we are looking for people who are focussed on our customers, to continue delivering the best possible service for people throughout the country.

Twice accredited as a Top Employer and having achieved Investors in Diversity, we value our people and aim to inspire, attract, and keep the best talent and provide our people with a safe place to truly thrive at work. 

We are dedicated in helping to close the diversity gap across the rail industry and would love to see more young people, women, people from ethnically diverse backgrounds, LGBT+ employees and disabled people.  Supporting diversity and inclusion is a big part of who we are, we are not looking for people to fit into our culture but add to it.

At ScotRail, we proactively embrace diversity across our workforce. To build a more sustainable future, we need the best team- a team with a diverse mix of people and skills, where everyone feels valued and heard and able to thrive. We recognise that we are under-represented in terms of women, young people, disabled people and people from ethnically diverse backgrounds. We’re therefore taking positive steps to promote a positive and inclusive culture; we welcome applications from those that identify with these groups to better represent the communities we serve.

ScotRail have 4 maintenance depots throughout Scotland responsible for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of more than 600 vehicles. Vehicle types are varied and include the most modern types of Traction and Rolling stock within the UK. All vehicles are maintained to the highest quality and engineering standards resulting in a challenging working environment.

As key part of the engineering maintenance team, you will be responsible to the Maintenance Team Leader at the Depot, for the maintenance, fault finding and repair of ScotRail vehicles to the prescribes standards. This post involves working directly on Traction & Rolling Stock vehicles safety critical systems. This will require working consistently to prescribed mechanical and electrical engineering standards with the ability to meet deadlines.

To be considered for the skilled posts you must have completed a recognised engineering apprenticeship, achieving Level 3 NVQs (or equivalent) in Electrical & / or Mechanical pathways. Academic qualifications in Electrical/Mechanical engineering to a HNC/NC standard or equivalent are preferred. Applicants with relevant experience will also be considered.

All candidates must be flexible, efficient and enthusiastic with good communication and team working skills. Ideally applicants must also be conversant with ISO 9001 procedures. For the skilled positions you must be able to produce a full copy of trade papers/relevant qualifications prior to assessment centre stage. Due to the demands of the shift-pattern it would be advantageous to have a full driving license and your own transport.

Hours of work: 35-hour week. The post involves working a variety of shift and, also, includes  weekend working.

Reference Salary: A1.3 grade £47,882 per annum on completion of training, training salary £42,736 per annum.

We’ll ensure you’re rewarded for your contribution with a competitive package that includes:

Contributory Final Salary Pension scheme

Free and reduced rate rail travel for you and your family, where applicable.
Generous holiday allowance
Hapi benefits package, offered to everyone at ScotRail

Selection process: Candidates short-listed will be invited to attend an assessment centre. Candidates successful after assessment will be invited to attend an interview. The final stage for successful candidates will be a medical examination and drugs/alcohol screening. Appointees must provide a basic disclosure Scotland check and at least 2 satisfactory references and complete a six-month probation period.

Medical Fitness: Due to the nature of the post and rail industry safety requirements there are certain medical & fitness standards that you would require to meet.