Locomotive Technician

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Locomotive Technician
£30,500 + 12.5% shift allowance
Due to an increase in projects we are currently recruiting for a number of Locomotive Technicians.

  • Relevant experience gained in a similar position
  • Proven track record of working effectively with Diesel engineering technology, associated systems and controls
  • Familiar with Company  products
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to meet people with ease and confidence, understanding and accommodating the needs of the customer.
  • Ability to self start and proactively deliver the service.
  • Ability to create a network of  contacts across various disciplines that provide advice on what resources are available both within and outside the organization
  • Able to work in a flexible manner to provide high quality specialist services which benefit the Company and lead to a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to develop competences and expertise in both self and others in order to gain a satisfactory standard and deliver results within agreed timescales.
  • Well organised with a thorough, disciplined and detailed approach to task completion
  • Able to be assertive and make decisions in a timely manner.
  • Able to work to a high specification in order to improve and maintain quality
  • Non confrontational when handling or involved in conflict situations and able to adopt a passive and non-demanding working ethic in order to achieve agreed and acceptable standards and timescales.
  • A logical, analytical and objective approach to problem solving and fault diagnosis
  • Understanding and mitigation of Risk
  • Ability to work on locomotives in railway sidings, depots and operational sites
  • Understand the safety culture within the  UK rail industry and how maintenance impacts on delivering safety

Technical / Operations

  • Carry out maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and fault finding activities as necessary
  • Act as lead engineer for contracts, projects or tasks as necessary to support operational performance or customer demand as identified by line manager
  • Take the lead role in progressing specific technical engineering issues as directed by line manager, providing guidance to other engineers as necessary
  • Participate on the Engineering Services On-Call Roster, providing technical assistance over the phone or in the field as required
  • Effectively use SAP system to ensure parts availability
  • Data input to locomotive history tracking system completed in a timely manner
  • Contribute to staff training for the Company and its customers as required
  • Work with the Business Development team to identify new business opportunities and to maintain existing customer satisfaction
  • Work positively with QHSE staff to ensure continuous quality improvement, effective quality audit and resolve customer complaints and queries
  • Carry out In process checks / audits in line with Company quality management standards and processes
  • To undertake risk assessments and implement appropriate control measures in line with legislation and rail industry requirements.
  • To engage in professional development and networking for the purpose of continuous professional & personal development maintaining and developing personal technical competency
  • Involvement in general company activities and other such duties as may be requested by the Line Manager, commensurate with the post



  • Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship or equivalent experience
  • BTEC National Certificate /ONC in Engineering or European equivalent.
  • Personal Track Safety
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Safety Critical Competence (Company Assessment)

Working 2 weeks early, 2 weeks lates and one weekend in 5.

Early (06:00 – 14:30)
EVENING (13:30 – 22:00)
Early 2 (06:00 – 14:00)
Weekend (06:00 – 18:30)

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