Assistant Technician

Job reference: SYS-9309

Location Tyseley, Birmingham
Business Area / Department Engineering (see also Head Office Engineering) ~ Depot
Salary & Benefits Competitive salary + benefits
Closing Date 29/03/2023
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Assistant Technician

Job reference: SYS-9309

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 an Assistant Technician, on a full time fixed term contract until December 2023, based at Tyseley.

What does the job involve?

  • Carry out designated aspects of servicing, maintenance and repair work as directed to VMI MP and other written specifications, to include enhanced daily checks, lights and other duties as required
  • Holders of necessary documentation for operation of power plant machinery to include forklift trucks, cherry pickers and reach trucks etc.
  • Assist Technicians as required in all aspects of servicing, maintenance, exam, modification, and repair work as required.
  • Cab front cleaning and under frame cleaning as required
  • Accompany Technicians as required to Call Outs.
  • 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.
  • Adhering to Stores Procedures when using material. and to ensure cost effective use of said materials to include use of any electronic Maintenance Management System
  • Comply to ensure good housekeeping is carried out whilst working ensuring work areas are tidy and clean during and on completion of work. To assist in maintaining the work areas in a clean and safe condition.
  • Ensure compliance with processes and procedures in respect of the Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental Management Systems.
  • Drive company road vehicles as required in the execution of duties.
  • Participate in the Winterisation of the site as required
  • Maintain stock holdings and materials provision on site as required, to include materials management activities such as stock takes, PI counts, receipt of materials, return of dirty and repairable components, carry out browser filling etc
  • Cleaning and labouring duties for all areas as required
  • Ensure compliance with processes and procedures in respect of the Safety, Quality and Environmental Management.


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

  • Previous engineering experience in a similar activity.
  • Certification in powered plant for example forklift trucks and Reach Trucks.
  • Road Vehicle driving licence required and authority to drive Railway Service vehicles.
  • PTS trained where appropriate
  • Emergency First Aid trained
  • Knowledge of materials management and handling
  • Lifting and slinging trained
  • Manual Handling


What are the salary and benefits?

  • 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.