Facilities Maintenance Technician

Job reference: SYS-8922

Location Milton Keynes
Business Area / Department Engineering (see also Head Office Engineering) ~ Depot
Salary & Benefits £39,355 + a rise in salary following additional training
Closing Date 19/12/2022
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Facilities Maintenance Technician

Job reference: SYS-8922

As part of the Abellio Group, West Midlands Trains delivers around 1,300 train journeys a day, for more than 60 million passengers a year, across our two brands - West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway.

We are committed to delivering a safe and reliable train service, by investing in our fleet of trains, stations and employees. As part of this investment, we are looking to recruit a Facilities Maintenance Technician on a full-time, permanent basis, based in Northampton.

What does the job involve?

  • Undertaking mixed maintenance activities at our train stations and depots between Northampton and London – this could be electrical, plumbing or general maintenance
  • Helping to maintain and fix a range of industrial plant equipment at our train care depots
  • Focusing on delivering a safe, reliable maintenance service
  • Communicating with colleagues and passengers in a professional and polite manner
  • Providing detailed reports on work undertaken, into the online database – including labour, materials and any remedial work required
  • Working by yourself and managing your own time and workload effectively
  • Ensuring all your work meets the company standards and is compliant with any industry regulations
  • Keeping your technical knowledge up to date via assessments, further training and any relevant qualifications

What skills and experience do I need to do the job?

  • Be time served in an electrical, mechanical or plumbing trade
  • Ideally experience of working in an industrial maintenance environment
  • An ability to interpret and understand operating and technical manuals
  • A working knowledge of COSHH, working at height & manual handling regulations
  • Being able to work under your own initiative and manage your time effectively
  • Be a good communicator, both verbally and in writing
  • Hold a full UK driving licence – with no more than 6 points
  • Comfortable using technology to record and compile your reports

What are the salary and benefits?

  • Salary of £39,355 per annum – rising after reaching full competence
  • Final salary pension – one of the best pension schemes available
  • Free travel on all our trains and those of other train companies within our parent group company - for you, your partner and any dependent children
  • 75% off all other train company travel tickets
  • Retail discounts
  • Career development opportunities

Due to the volume of applications we receive the advert may close earlier than the published closing date. Please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

As an inclusive employer, we welcome applications from all backgrounds and ensure no-one receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender, race/ethnicity, religion, belief and sexual orientation.

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