MHD Operative

Location:Cambridgeshire
Job Type:Full Time

About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From Crossrail - Europe's largest civil engineering project - to investment in extraordinary stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

Route Services is a division of Network Rail, formed to provide our routes with services and supplies that they need in order to maintain and deliver a better railway for a better Britain. We work with our customers to provide them with the safest, most cost-efficient and effective services enabling them to benefit from economies of scale and optimised national resources.

This opportunity sits in Supply Chain Operations (SCO), a division of Route Services that procures safe, sustainable, products and services that are in turn used to improve and enhance the rail infrastructure across Britain. SCO aims are to deliver excellent value and service to our customers, helping the rail industry to work together to deliver a more cost-effective railway.

Supply Chain Operations

Our extensive supply chain network plays a crucial role in helping to run a safe and efficient railway.

Every year we:

    Buy and deliver 2,000km of rail and 2.5 million tonnes of ballast.

      Operate 1,200 rail vehicles.

      Behind the scenes we:

        Process £7,000,000,000 of payments.

          Handle over 23,000 IT helpdesk calls.

          Every year:

            Mechanical and electrical locking fitters maintain 468 signal boxes and 387 ground frames.

              Operational property helpdesk process over 200,000 calls.

              Brief Description

              To undertake the processing and grading of use railway materials, loading and unloading of rail wagons, using hand and power tools.

              About the role

              Duties and Responsibilities

              1.Establish and maintain appropriate safety arrangements for staff under your control including Contractors.

              2.Carry out work safely and in accordance with the safe systems of work procedures, method statements or other instructions.

              3.Undertake work and associated duties for which you are trained and competent.

              4.Undertake and direct work activities in a safe and efficient manner and in accordance with all relevant standards.

              5.Check that vehicles, plant, tools, equipment and materials under your control are fit for use and are used/stored and disposed of correctly.

              6.Contribute to your own development and that of others.

              7.Adhere to company policies and procedures.

              Experience, Skills, Knowledge, Competency and Qualifications

                Able to work as part of a team.

                  Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

                    Hold and retain competence and licenses to operate a loading shovel.

                      Hold and retain competence and licenses to operate a material loading/excavator.

                        Hold and retain any other competency and/or license relevant to this post and required by business need.

                          Able and willing to drive other vehicles as required by business need.

                            Experienced in fork and grab attachments.

                            How to apply

                            Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. We positively embrace flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

                            Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail.Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

                            Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to £3,333 (to a maximum amount of £2,500).

                            Network Rail is required to comply with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check.In addition to the basic criminal record check, in accordance with the UK Government we are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.

                            Salary: £29242

                            Closing date: 21.01.20. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.