Maintenance Technician x 2 posts

Job Type:Full Time


, GB

Department Name

Route Services - Fleet & Engineering

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

You will be working within Fleet and Engineering. We are Network Rails Train Driving function as well as providing our in-house Operations and Maintenance of Network Rails' owned rail fleets.We also provide the core engineering capability to deliver capital projects and day to fleet management, held accountable for doing so by the regulator.

To make this happen, we provide the support to our core delivery areas to enable them to deliver on our promises.Our activities mean we have to work nationally across a number of locations, therefore our capability has to be such to deliver what the customer needs in an ever-changing landscape. We provide everything from auditing, leading investigations, to driving improvements through engineering processes and applying industrial techniques to our maintenance facility underpinned by asset management.

As a Maintenance Technician you will be tasked to inspect, repair, maintain and overhaul Network Rails, and rail plant fleet In line with technical competencies you hold.You will also be required to work safely and within a team environment.

You will be a key player in making sure we deliver for our customer who together, we work to keep Britain moving, putting our passengers and freight community first.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

1.Undertake the inspection, repair, modification, maintenance and overhaul of Network Rails Fleet in accordance with company policies and statutory regulations.

2.Undertake maintenance activities to the correct specifications as detailed within the vehicle maintenance instructions.

3.Investigate, diagnose and rectify mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical/electronic faults.

4.Capture and record all details of work undertaken as required by the vehicle maintenance instructions on Network Rails Fleet Asset Management system.

5.Carry out good housekeeping practice in working locations, on machine and workshop areas to provide an organised, clean and fit for purpose environment.

6.Carry out all work in accordance with good engineering principles and practices at all times.

7.Ensure all tools, test equipment and all resources necessary are maintained and fit for purpose to meet and deliver the required productive outputs.

8.Propose and introduce initiatives and technical solutions to maintain the rail fleet and its components in the most cost effective and efficient manner.

9.Assist in site/depot maintenance and general enhancements as detailed by supervisor.

10.Work shifts when required by the maintenance manager

11.Operate Network Rail's fleet when required by the maintenance manager.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


    Recognised certificated apprenticeship in a mechanical/electrical engineering-based discipline

      Good interpersonal and communication skills

        Appropriate experience in a maintenance-based role

          Ability to travel and lodge away from home when required

            Full UK driving licence

              Team player


                Knowledge of Network Rail's Rail Fleet

                  Trained and competent in fork lifts, lifting equipment and overhead cranes

                    Appropriate experience in similar role within an operational railway environment

                      Knowledge of Railway Group and Company Standards relating to rail vehicle engineering

                        Track safety competence - (PTS) Personal Track Safety (DP) Designated Person

                        How to apply (External)

                        Salary: £31,358 p a

                        This role is 40 hours per week, with occasional weekend and evening work and possible working away from home.

                        Closing date:
                        3 June 202 Late applications will not be accepted.

                        We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

                        Please clearly show in your application how your skills and experience match the requirements of this role.

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                        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.

                        We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Click here for more information

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