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As lockdown restrictions ease and we start to consider travelling again, the future of cross-Channel operator Eurostar remains uncertain.
Eurostar is seeking financial support from the UK Government, citing higher access charges here as a reason.
The French Government has pledged to provide support for the operator, while £200 million has been provided by one of its shareholders, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure.
Registered in the UK and supporting 3,000 jobs either with the business or in the supply chain, the company is, however, 55% owned by SNCF (French state rail), 40% by CDPQ/Hermes and 5% by SNCB (Belgian state railways).
So: Should the UK Government provide financial assistance to Eurostar?

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Product Support Engineer - Rail and Rolling Stock

  • Job added:   18 December 2019
  • Salary:   £44000 - £46000/annum
  • Location:   Wembley, London
  • County:   Greater London
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   211332570
  • Company:   CV-Library
Job title: Product Support Engineer - Rail and Rolling Stock
Job location: West London
Shifts: 4 nights on, 4 nights off
Hours per week: 48 (12 hour shifts)
Duration: Permanent position.
Salary: between £43,000 and £45,000 + 6% (annual bonus)

Job Summary:
To conduct fault finding, remote diagnostics, routine maintenance and repairs on the clients rail products to a very high standard in accordance with the requirements of the contract(s). The successful candidate will help deliver safe and reliable diesel power packs on a fleet of trains.
Key is to have strong fault finding and remote diagnostics
What's in it for you?

*Great salary
*Personal bonus of up to 6%
*9% company contribution to pension (not including any you add)
*Private medical insurance.

Job overview:

*Perform preventative and corrective scheduled maintenance activities in accordance with the customer's maintenance schedule.
*Perform remote diagnostics and fault finding on complex systems.
*Actively participate in the ongoing continuous improvement activities for both maintenance and procedures.
*To conduct planned maintenance tasks up to QL3 level (half-life overhaul).
*Attend and participate in meetings with the customer where necessary to obtain sign off for work that has been carried out on the customer's equipment.
*Undertake fault finding and repair when required using appropriate technical information (e.g. Technical drawings and fault finding guides)
*Completion of relevant documentation for all work carried out in order to accurately record activities that are recorded for the company and the customer.
*Proactive involvement in the Company's HSQE management processes.
*Maintain cleanliness of the onsite facilities
*Attend local and factory training courses when necessary to ensure skills remain current.
*To participate in 24/7 shift working including callout when required.
*Any other related activities reasonably required e.g. to cover work in another depot
*Accurately report parts used during service work as per internal processes to ensure our stock is effectively controlled and accounted for.

Person Profile/Experience:

Personality / Job Skills - from an engineering background with relevant qualifications, an enthusiastic person, proactive and with good initiative, organising skills and a flexible attitude. Product training will be provided.
Skill bases / Qualifications:

Served apprenticeship with mechanical and electrical disciplines
Must have strong fault-finding and remote diagnostics skills
Contact Information: Alex Cameron
Email: (url removed)
Phone: (phone number removed)

Please note due to the volume of applications, we can only commit to contact those candidates we deem suitable for the position.
Please note the above job specification could be subject to change as agreed with our client

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