Locomotive Technician

Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire
18 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Location Scunthorpe
Job Type Permanent
Position Loco Technician
Salary £29k + Over time
Vacancies 2
Reporting Team Leader/ Contract maintenance manager

Primary Function
To deliver engineering services to customers with a key focus on Locomotives. Prime functions are locomotive maintenance to ensure fleet reliability. Responsible for the high quality and effective execution of allocated contract maintenance and engineering projects within agreed timescales and budgets.

Critical Success Factors
• Consistently deliver high standards of engineering workmanship for the client and its customers
• Proactively maintain the customer’s locomotive fleet to ensure safe and reliable operation.
• Respond to the customer’s unscheduled events in a rapid & efficient manner.
• Complete and maintain all relative documentation in an accurate and timely manner
• To build productive and effective working relationships with Company staff and customers.

Core Competencies
• 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
• 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
• Effectively use SAP system to ensure parts availability
• Contribute to staff training for the Company and its customers as required
• 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

• Approved to carry out Safety Critical Work
• Foreign language skills
• Locomotive driving

Qualifications / Experience
• 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)
• Driving license

• Designated Person.
• Fork Lift License
• Crane Operation
• Jack operation