Maintenance Technician

Last updated 13 days ago
Job Type:Full Time


, GB

Department Name

Route Services....3

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

To maintain Network Rails OTM Fleet ensuring the efficient and effective maintenance and repair of rail plant in accordance with relevant standards, procedures and legislation.

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

1.Undertake the inspection, repair, modification, maintenance and overhaul of Network Rails OTM 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.


  • 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 require

  • Full UK driving licence

  • Team player


  • Knowledge of Network Rail's Rail Fleet

  • 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: £36,500

Closing date:
08/03/2021. 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

Our colleagues are encouraged to work flexibly as we know that busy lives don't always fit around a traditional working pattern, if you need flexibility to complete your role (eg home working, part time, job share, compressed hours work pattern etc.), just let us know and we will do our upmost to help you to invest in your career with us while balancing other aspects of your life.

*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.