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Maintenance Technician - Rail / Tram

  • Job added:   13 November 2020
  • Salary:   £29560/annum
  • Location:   Wednesbury, Sandwell
  • County:   West Midlands (County)
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   212735462
  • Company:   CV-Library
Maintenance Technician - Rail / Tram

Location: Wednesbury, West Midlands

Salary: £29,560. Probation & Training

Contract: Full Time, Permanent

Hours: 24/7 Shift Roster

Our client is the name for the region’s popular and growing tram network. It is an inspiring time for our client as they receive a £1.3 billion investment plan set to significantly expand the tram network, bringing even greater connectivity to people, places and business.

It is a very exciting time for them as in 2021 they are looking to introduce a new fleet of trams into their existing fleet, and whilst they continue to expand their network with two new extensions opening in 2021. (Wolverhampton and Edgbaston).

The Role:

Our client is currently expanding the engineering department and is recruiting for several Maintenance Technicians to join their Rolling Stock team to support their mission to provide a safe and reliable tram service. You will work as part of a team on a 24/7 shift roster.

Our client’s Maintenance Technicians provide a safe, effective, efficient and professional tram maintenance, repair and overhaul service for the rolling stock assets. You will actively participate in the ongoing continuous improvement activities for maintenance processes and procedures that support all depot and fleet activities.

Key responsibilities include:


The maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification of rolling stock assets;


Ensuring compliance with company and industry safety procedures;


Preventative and corrective maintenance on the trams, actively participating in ongoing continuous improvement activities;


Recording all work activity and support the testing, commissioning and acceptance of new trams;


Supporting the Rolling Stock Maintenance Management Team in the delivery of the production plan;

You will also be required to undertake role specific training and competency assessments to achieve both company and national qualifications.

What you’ll need:


Completed an appropriate time served apprenticeship or hold relevant qualifications in electrical / mechanical engineering;


Preventative and corrective maintenance experience;


Experience of finding and diagnosing faults in complex mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic systems;


Experience in the use of computer based diagnostic equipment and rolling stock / heavy vehicle maintenance would be advantageous;


Experience in a rail maintenance environment and working with safety critical equipment would be advantageous;


High level of attention to detail, with excellent interpersonal skills and experience of working as part of a team in a similar industry is essential.

What our client offers in return


Competitive Salary;


25 days holiday + bank holidays;


Free travel on West Midlands trams and buses for you and your partner;


Contributory Pension Scheme;


Discounted Gym membership.


EAP Programme

If you are looking to start the new year with a new role, our client would love to hear from you!

Closing Date for the position is 9th December 2020

Interviews will be held on week commencing 14th December 2020

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