Technician [Distribution & Plant] - Stafford

Last updated 10 days ago
Job Type:Full Time


Stafford, GB

Department Name

North west & central region

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Brief Description

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

  • Relevant industry experience and Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering, required.

  • 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

                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.

                    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.

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

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

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

                    Salary: £37,215/pa

                    Closing date: 09/03/2021. Late applications will not be accepted.

                    This is a technical role, relevant electrical engineering industry experience is a requirement. Additionally, all applications with no Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering, Military equivalent or City & Guilds in electrical engineering will be removed from the application process.

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