Logistics Operative

Last updated 12 days ago
Job Type:Full Time


York, GB

Department Name

Route Services

About Network Rail

We at Network Rail are dedicated to becoming one of Britain's best employers and believe this starts with placing the candidate at the heart of everything we do!

Our ambition to be responsive to passengers and freight users, drives us every day and we're empowered to do the right thing for those who use the rail network. We actively challenge unsafe practices and take responsibility for addressing risks, resolving issues and protecting safety and wellbeing.

We're passionate about great service and we ask ourselves, what can we do to put our passengers and freight users at the centre of everything we do? With this in mind, we pull together as one industry because we care about people and teamwork is key. For more information about Network Rail click here.

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.

Supply Chain Operations

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 to deliver excellent value and service to our customers, helping the rail industry to work together to deliver a more cost-effective railway.

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

Assist in providing the facility with a safe and effective logistical support service. Conduct movements of rail vehicles, modules and consumables to meet all site user requirements.

About the role (External)

    Key Accountabilities

      Assist in the provision of a safe and effective logistical support service to the facility to meet all user requirements.

        Undertake all rail vehicle movements in and out of the site confines. Conduct all rail vehicle movements in compliance with company policies and statutory regulations.

          Manage the day to day control and operation of site traversers, mobile plant and associated equipment.

            Assist with vehicle and module washing and cleaning duties

              Support and undertake routine maintenance, repairs and safety checks to keep logistical assets fit for purpose. Raise any faults or defects and follow up their rectification.

                Coordinate and undertake the movements of modules and assets to meet all user requirements in compliance with company policies and statutory regulations.

                  Assist in the management and control of the depot internal and external storage areas to maximise storage and meet requestor requirements.

                    Responsible for maintaining the site and its storage areas in a safe, secure and orderly manner.

                      Assist with the control, management and maintenance of lifting tackle so that all equipment can be identified as having been inspected and is fit for use.

                        Manage and operate the depot fuel, gas and chemical stores in compliance with company policies and statutory regulations.

                          Assist in identifying and implementing quality and efficiency improvement initiatives.

                          Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


                            Experienced and certificated in rail vehicle shunting and the associated rules

                              Experience of working in a operational rail fleet facility

                                Good knowledge of relevant health & safety and environment regulations


                                  Holder of track mobile and associated equipment operating licence

                                    Trained in slinging and crane operations

                                      Good communication and organisation skills

                                      Team player

                                      How to apply (External)

                                      Closing date: 13th August 2020. 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.

                                      Click 'apply now' or click here for details of how to apply.

                                      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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                                      All offers of employment are conditional upon satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks. Click here for more information

                                      At Network Rail we encourage our staff to work flexibly as we recognise our busy lives don't always fit around our jobs. We would welcome any applications from those wishing to carry out this role in a flexible way ie part time job share, compressed hours work pattern etc.

                                      *Please note we have adapted our recruitment processes in line with Government advice during COVID-19. Interviews will take place 'virtually' over video and for some office-based roles the successful candidate may need to work from home initially using their own personal device. This guidance is subject to change, we will update you accordingly. We appreciate your understanding.