Fleet Production Leader

Job reference: SYS-5392

Location Tyseley
Business Area / Department Head Office ~ Engineering
Salary & Benefits competitive salary and excellent benefits
Closing Date 25/09/2019
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Fleet Production Leader

Job reference: SYS-5392

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West Midlands Trains' are looking to recruit a Fleet Production Leader to join our Engineering team based at Tyseley depot on a full time, permanent basis. In this role you will lead and direct colleagues to enable the efficient production of correctly serviced, maintained, repaired, modified, and cleaned Traction and Rolling Stock at locations in designated areas in a safe and efficient manner.

Responsibilities will include:

To plan and maintain a workload for colleagues and to guide colleagues to ensure the safe and appropriate servicing, repair, maintenance, and cleaning of traction and rolling stock

To apply depot protection for self and others, and to where required act as Designated Person ensuring that a safe system of work is in place for self, other fleet staff, contractors, visitors, passengers, public and train crew.

Ensuring that work is carried out in an efficient manner on an economical basis and within the defined time scales, and that matters of an urgent nature are given the correct priority.

Advise, guide and instruct colleagues as necessary when they are carrying out technical work as required.

Inspection of work carried out by colleagues to include in process inspections, audits, risk assessments and SCWR assessments.

Report and make recommendations regarding staff levels and working arrangements

Responsible for specific area’s and for the Inspection of premises, ensuring upkeep of cleanliness, safety precautions, accident prevention, investigation and reporting, in accordance with safety procedures and regulations.

Overall responsibility for the control and efficient utilisation of allocated road vehicle fleet and records of use such assets.

Ensure that breakdowns and incidents are dealt with expeditiously, to including where required Call Out responsibility.

Where applicable instruct new entrants, apprentices, contractors and visitors, on maintenance procedures, act as mentors as required, carry out competence assessments as required

Carry out first line management actions with regards to colleagues to include MFA, Discipline, Welfare and Poor Performance


The ideal candidate will possess:

Completed appropriate apprenticeship or hold relevant qualifications in electrical / mechanical engineering as specified by current company policy.

Familiar with EMU’s and/or DMU’s maintenance and cleaning activities

Familiar with Leadership practices or be willing to undergo training in leadership

Experience in all types of rail traction

Familiar with Health and Safety, Quality, and Environmental policies.

A1 A2 Assessors qualification

Road vehicle driving Licence and authority to drive Railway Service vehicles

Emergency First Aid (Compulsory) First Aid at Work Certified (where specified)

PTS and DP

SCWR in Rail Vehicle Maintenance


This role involves shifts and weekends and you will be required to wear uniform.

In addition to a competitive salary West Midlands Trains offers a wealth of benefits including free travel on Abellio trains for you, your partner and dependent children, 75% discount on all other train travel over most of the UK rail network, development opportunities to help further your career with West Midlands Trains, and a contributory defined salary pension. 

We reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any time due to high volumes of applications (please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment).

Applications will be considered from internal colleagues with 6 months experience after completion of their probationary period and a full check of absence and disciplinary records.