Technician [Distribution & Plant] - Longsight OHL Depot

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Location:Greater Manchester
Job Type:Full Time

Location

Manchester, GB

Department Name

North West & Central Region.RNTW.Manchester

About Network Rail

This is an exciting time to join Network Rail in a time of transition with thePutting Passengers First programme. This plan is to provide the best possible service for passengers and freight users, to deliver the promises we've made for Control Period Six (CP6), and to improve the way we work together and with the industry.

You will be part of the NW&C Region:

  • North West Route, covering Manchester, Liverpool, Lancashire and Cumbria.
  • Central Route, covering the West Midlands and Chiltern areas.
  • West Coast Mainline South Route*, covering the West Coast main line south of Crewe to London Euston.
  • There is also a Regional Team which supports Regional Major Programmes & Professions.

We are looking for talented people from all backgrounds to join our journey and move us forward by having a rewarding career, the right lifestyle balance and great benefits in a caring environment. We value the commitments you may have outside of work and will consider flexible working applications. If we can make it work - we will! For more information about Network Rail click here

Brief Description

The Network Rail Plant & Distribution (P&D) team maintain all low & high voltage electrical distribution assets as well as the railways fixed plant equipment. This work bank includes a broad range of critical infrastructure from lineside building domestics to 650v signalling power systems, points heating equipment, backup generator sets and HV traction power distribution systems.

Working in all weathers on the frontline, you'll carry out everything from maintenance to faulting. What's more, you'll develop your management skills by deputising for the Team Leader.

About the role (External)

In this key post, you'll support a Team Leader to organise and motivate a specialist Infrastructure Maintenance team. We'll look to you to make sure work is carried out safely, efficiently and in line with exacting standards. You'll personally carry out all kinds of work - from maintenance and renewal through to inspection and faulting.

What's more, you'll act as Team Leader when the job demands it. This will see you establishing safety arrangements, controlling and checking quality of work, making sure staff have the appropriate competencies for the task at hand, and ensuring vehicles, plant, equipment, tools and material are fit for purpose. It's a crucial frontline role, which calls for a resilient approach. Working on a shift basis, you'll maintain the same high standards at all times of day, in even the toughest weather conditions.

Essential Criteria

    Experience of arranging and implementing safe systems of work

      Knowledge of how to organise and control the safe and efficient delivery of work

        Strong communication skills, both in person and in writing

          Knowledge of discipline-specific maintenance, inspection, faulting and renewal techniques

            Willing and able to work shifts in all weathers

              Meet the required benchmark for application screening questions

                Must meet required online testing benchmark

                Desirable Criteria

                  Previous experience within maintenance or installation of electrical equipment.

                    Hold or be working towards an NVQ level 1 or 2 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject or have attained an appropriate level of knowledge through equivalent relevant experience

                      Able to lead, motivate and direct a team

                        Willing and able to drive vehicles

                        This role involves days, nights and weekend working, and is a safety critical role so subject to drug and alcohol testing and passing of the relevant medical assessment. There is a requirement for on-call duties as part of this role.

                        You must also be able to meet the required online testing benchmark score, in order for us to progress with your application.

                        How to apply (External)

                        Network Rail are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We welcome 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 any other irrelevant factor. Please click here for more information.

                        Want to find out about what fantastic benefits we offer? Find out here

                        We will endeavour to offer a gender diverse interview panel wherever possible.

                        Safe behaviour is a requirement of working for Network Rail.Applicants should be able to demonstrate their awareness of our safety vision

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

                        Salary: £31,488 plus additional benefits

                        Closing date: 25th January 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.

                        Click 'apply now' to apply.