Electrical / Mechanical Engineer

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Job Details
  • 3477 Arriva TrainCare
  • Gateshead
  • Permanent
  • £33,112 + great additional benefits

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

A superb permanent contract opportunity with a salary of £33,112 and great additional benefits including 26 days annual leave including bank holidays, pension, healthcare cover, Arriva Travel Pass, Cycle to Work scheme and Arriva Village retailer discount scheme.

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 the role of Electrical / Mechanical Engineer (Rail Shift Fitter) entail?

Working from our Tyne Yard (Gateshead) depot, as an Electrical / Mechanical Engineer (Rail Shift Fitter) you’ll work as part of the Light Maintenance team and be responsible for efficiently carrying out the maintenance and overhaul of rail vehicles to laid down standards and procedures, and play an active part in the continuous improvement of product quality. Your duties will include, although not be limited to;

  • Carrying out routine maintenance and servicing activities, as well as some fault finding, diagnostics and minor repairs
  • Assisting in ensuring rolling stock availability and that reliability targets are met
  • Operating rail vehicles as required, within depot operating limits (once competent to do so)

You’ll work an average of 35 hours per week (night shift roster).

What will I need to be considered for this Electrical / Mechanical Engineer (Rail Shift Fitter) role?

  • Time served mechanical and / or electrical engineer with a solid understanding of rail (preferred) or aircraft or heavy plant light maintenance activities
  • Qualified to a minimum of City & Guilds / NVQ Level 3 or BTEC in Engineering, preferably within Rail Traction and Rolling Stock
  • Good understanding of depot operations, with the ability to interpret engineering drawings
  • Knowledge of health, safety and environmental standards and requirements
  • Driver operator / shunter assessment in relevant class of vehicle (desirable)

Who we are:

Arriva TrainCare provides Light and Heavy Train Maintenance services to the railway industry from its five 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 Electrical or Mechanical Engineer (Rail Shift Fitter) vacancy.

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 Electrical / Mechanical Engineer (Rail Shift Fitter) are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.

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