Operative [Track Maintenance]

Last updated 10 days ago
Location:Stirling
Job Type:Full Time

Location

Crianlarich, GB

Department Name

Scotland Region

About Network Rail

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Our ambition is to be responsive to passengers and freight users 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.


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Scotland's Railway covers a large geographical area from the Borders to Thurso at the far tip of the North East of Scotland, accounting for almost 20 per cent of the UK rail network. We provide rapid access along busy commuter routes to our seven cities, servicing the varied needs of our business and leisure commuter services, including cross border services and rural services. We have up to 50 freight services operating every day and we are steadily building capacity for this to grow.

Brief Description

Out in all weathers, you'll play a highly practical role in keeping Britain moving. Across a wide range of manual maintenance tasks, the efficiency and safety of the railway is in your hands.

About the role (External)

You'll be on the frontline, working shifts to deliver a variety of manual maintenance tasks. Whether your focus is on track, signalling or electrification, you'll keep our assets in perfect working order. Which means you'll pay a key role in keeping commuters and freight safe, and making journeys smooth.

This is a hands-on role, working outdoors in all weathers. Carrying out general maintenance, your range of duties will include everything from shovelling ballast to carrying out lookout duties for your team. You'll check all kinds of things, to ensure they are in great working order - from vehicles and plant to equipment, tools and materials. In everything you do, you'll work safely and efficiently. If you've got what it takes, we'll provide all the training, protective clothing and support you need to succeed.

Essential Criteria

    Experience of working in an environment where safety is vital

      Willing and able to work shifts, including days, nights and weekends

        A team player

          Conscientious, reliable and hard working

            Keen to develop new skills

              Good communication skills, both in person and in writing

                Meet the required benchmark for application screening questions

                  Must meet required online testing benchmark

                  Desirable Criteria

                    To hold or be working towards an NVQ 1 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject

                      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.

                      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)

                      Click 'apply' to login and submit your CV and complete the pre-screening questions.

                      We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage people to work flexibly. We welcome applications from everyone. Click here for more information

                      We are a Disability Confident Leader employer!

                      To ensure an improved representation in our workforce, applications are particularly welcome from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, females, LGBTQi+ people and people with disabilities.

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

                      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 Benefits - To find out about what benefits we offer, click here

                      Please note that all applicants must complete the mandatory pre-screening questions at the start.

                      Applicants that pass the benchmark for the pre-screening questions will receive an email with a link to complete 2 online SHL tests: Following Instructions and Dependability & Safety Instrument (Complete Instrument/DSI).

                      These tests must be completed within 5 calendar days. If either or both tests have previously been completed within the last 12 months, your previous test scores will be used and you will receive an email communication to advise of this.

                      Applicants that pass the pre-screening questions and both SHL tests will be considered for an interview.

                      Please contactScotlandResourcing@networkrail.co.uk for any queries relating to SHL testing for this vacancy.

                      Grade: Former IMC Terms and Conditions

                      Salary: £24,981 + a roster premium

                      Closing date: Tuesday 2nd March 2021 - late applications will not be accepted.

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