Electrical or Mechanical Engineer

Job Details
  • 4028
  • Arriva TrainCare
  • Crewe
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • £35,564 + fantastic additional benefits

Shift Fitter – Electrical or Mechanical Engineer (Rail Vehicle Light Maintenance)

Arriva Traincare has a permanent contract opportunity for a Shift Fitter to join the busy Crewe depot. Put your knowledge and experience to great use with this exciting and varied role as part of a rapidly evolving organisation.

You’ll receive a salary of £35,564.20 along with fantastic additional benefits including 26 days annual leave including bank holidays, pension, healthcare cover, life cover, Arriva Travel Pass, Cycle to Work scheme and Arriva Village retailer discount scheme.   

Hours: Working an average of 37 hours per week from 7pm to 6am, on a 4 on 4 off shift roster basis.

PLEASE NOTE: By clicking apply on this site, you will automatically be redirected to the Deutsche Bahn Group / Arriva TrainCare website, where you will be required to complete an online application form.

What will this role of Shift Fitter – Electrical or Mechanical Engineer entail?

Reporting to the Team Leader, as a Shift Fitter you’ll work as part of the Light Maintenance section of the Crewe depot and be responsible for efficiently carrying out the maintenance of rail vehicles to laid down standards and procedures. You’ll also play an active part in continuously improving product quality with duties to include, although will not be limited to:

  • Carrying out routine maintenance activities, as well as some fault finding, diagnostics and minor repairs
  • Assisting in ensuring rolling stock availability and that reliability targets are met
  • Undertaking Safety Critical Work Regulations assessments
  • Operating rail vehicles as required, within depot operating limits

What will I need to be considered for this Shift Fitter – Electrical or Mechanical Engineer role?

  • Time served mechanical and / or electrical engineer with a solid understanding of rail vehicles (preferred) or aircraft or heavy plant light maintenance activities
  • Qualified to a minimum NVQ Level 3 in Engineering (or equivalent C&G / BTEC) Rail Traction and Rolling Stock preferred
  • Good understanding of mechanical and / or electrical engineering and depot operations
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Knowledge of health, safety and environmental standards and requirements
  • Ability to work independently using own initiative
  • Superb communication and problem solving skills

Although not essential, the below would be highly advantageous:

  • Driver operator / shunter assessment in relevant class of vehicle
  • Understanding of production efficiency techniques
  • Basic IT skills

Who we are:

Arriva TrainCare provides Light and Heavy Train Maintenance services to the railway industry from its six strategically located maintenance depots. The successful, rapidly evolving organisation is going through a massive transformation at real pace, with a strong order book for 2020 and beyond.

Arriva TrainCare is part of Arriva, which is part of the Deutsche Bahn group, one of the largest transport services organisations in Europe, employing over 55,900 people and delivering more than 1.5 billion passenger journeys across 15 European countries every year. You’ll be part of a professional team with these core behaviours at heart;

  • One Arriva - We work as one team, ‘together we are Arriva’;
  • Great customer experience - We keep our customers happy every day;
  • Doing the right thing - We look after our customers, colleagues and the environment, and always put safety first;
  • Thinking beyond - We are curious and inspired to think beyond today for an even bigger and better Arriva tomorrow.

Arriva is committed to diversity, if you’re good and meet the essential criteria outlined above, you’re welcome. Please include a cover letter upon submitting your CV for this Mechanical Fitter / Electrician role.

PLEASE NOTE: By clicking apply on this site, you will automatically be redirected to the Deutsche Bahn Group / Arriva TrainCare website, where you will be required to complete an online application form.

All applications for this Shift Fitter – Electrical or Mechanical Engineer vacancy are to be submitted online.

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