Technician - Birmingham New Street

Job reference: SYS-6488

Location Birmingham New Street
Business Area / Department Engineering (see also Head Office Engineering) ~ Depot
Salary & Benefits Competitive Salary and Benefits
Closing Date 28/10/2020
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Technician - Birmingham New Street

Job reference: SYS-6488

West Midlands Trains' are looking to recruit two Technicians to join our Engineering team based at Birmingham New Street on a full time, permanent basis.

The Role
You will carry out the maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification of West Midlands Trains and contracted TOC’s rolling stock to laid down specifications in order to provide reliable and available units to operate the train service of West Midlands Trains and its customers.

Duties will include:

  • To attend to the servicing, maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification of traction and rolling stock
  • To where competent attend to In Service Failures and undertake the duties of Designated Person as required.
  • 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.
  • Ensure the accurate completion of work records to include the generation of, completion of and sign off of work as complete and compile records of all work done in accordance with local instructions, to include use of any electronic Maintenance Management System.
  • If required compile technical reports relating to work carried out.
  • To ride units in service to gain insight into unit condition as required or directed

Please see attached job description for full details.

Our ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Completed appropriate apprenticeship or hold relevant qualifications in electrical / mechanical engineering as specified by current company policy
  • Knowledge of West Midlands Trains maintained rolling stock (be prepared to undertake appropriate training)
  • Road Vehicle driving licence and authority to drive Railway Service vehicles
  • Emergency First Aid (Compulsory)
  • PTS / Designated Person Trained (if required)
  • Power Plant equipment trained
  • PC / IT literate (Job specific training provided)
  • E2 Competent
  • Some specific additional skills in this grade group i.e. Lathe Operator, Welder, Carriage repairer/painter

This role involves shifts and weekends and you will be required to wear uniform. All successful new entrants will be required to undergo a criminal records check, Right to Work verification, referencing and full medical assessment including a drug and alcohol screen.

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 colleagues with 6 months experience in current role and a full check of absence and disciplinary records.