Technician in Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom

Technician

Location: Tyseley, B11 2HJ

Salary: Competitive

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week, working variable shifts including weekends

Contract Type: 18-month Fixed Term Contract

About the Company:

Our client is looking to recruit a number of Technicians to join their Engineering team based at Tyseley Depot on a fixed term basis for 18 months. In this 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 and its customers.

Technician Responsibilities:

  • To attend to the servicing, maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification of traction and rolling stock
  • Carry out planned preventative maintenance on rolling stock to laid down specifications
  • To at all times ensure compliance with local, company and industry safety procedures and regulations including local operating and depot protection procedure
  • 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

Technician Requirements:

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

Technician Benefits:

  • 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 our client
  • Contributory defined salary pension

If you think that you are suitable for this Technician role, please apply now!

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.

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