Train Preparation Technicians (Mechanical or Electrical bias)

Recruiter
Shorterm Limited
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£19.08 p hour
Posted
09 Nov 2017
Closes
16 Nov 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
JOB TITLE: 1 x Train Preparation Technicians (Mechanical or Electrical bias)
JOB LOCATION: New Cross Gate, London & Willesden
HOURLY RATE:£19.08 LTD (ALL HOURS)
TRAINING SHIFTS:Training Period - 2 - 3 months
SHIFTS:PERMANENT NIGHTS AND THIS WILL INCLUDE WEEKENDS.
SHIFT DURATION:10 hour shifts
HOURS PER WEEK:50 hours
TRAINS:Class 378 Electrostars - London Overground Stock
START DATE:ASAP

Position Summary:

Before a Train enters on to the rail network, the train systems and equipment which are critical to the safety of the passengers and/or crew, must be correctly configured and tested to ensure that the vehicle is fit for operation.

Trains requiring technical attention before they may be moved, for example removal of current
collection shoegear, shall undergo additional preparation.

Following a Vehicle Maintenance Instructions (VMI) to carry out Train Preparations. THIS COULD INVOLVE THE FOLLOWING DUTIES:

*Testing of essential vehicle control systems required for the movement including the train braking system
*Checking of defect reporting systems designed to advise known safety defects or restrictions applicable to the movement of the Train.
*Checking the presence of external equipment and systems connected to the vehicle, or in the path of the vehicle, for example wheel scotches, derailers, shore electrical supplies etc.
*Checking the correct operation of windscreen clearing/cleaning equipment
*Checking the safe condition of passenger and traincrew accommodation, for example lighting, heating etc.

*Door systems checks
*Checking Oil levels / Oil Change
*Checking Water levels
*Using a Laptop to run a diagnostics check
*Carry out basic Heating & Ventilation modifications
*Carry out basic seating modifications / Grab rail modifications
*Checking Driver seats / Wiper motors/ Couplers/ Actuators

Qualifications:

The following attributes are a necessity:

*Proven ability to carry out routine maintenance from written instructions.
*Knowledge of computer based asset management system to record and close out work completed.
*To be able to review work carried out and improve sequencing in order to reduce timings to a minimum.
*To be able to prioritise work to maximise output with resources available.

Education required:

*Completion of a recognised apprenticeship
*Educated to high standard in an engineering discipline, (i.e. HND/HNC).

Candidates from the following industries will be considered:

This position is predominantly mechanical however candidates with an electrical appreciation will be considered. Candidates who have the ability to demonstrate following a routine maintenance schedule will also be considered. Clearly candidates with Rail experience will be given strong consideration.

Aerospace / Aircraft Maintenance - Routine Maintenance on Aircraft
Automotive - Routine Maintenance on Cars/ Trucks/ HGV
Defence - Routine Maintenance on Submarines / Ships
Facilities Management / PPM - Routine Maintenance on Special purpose machinery
EX Forces Electrical Engineer - Routine Maintenance on Aircraft/ helicopters/ HGV
EX Forces Mechanical Engineer - Routine Maintenance on Aircraft/ helicopters/ HGV
Mechanical Maintenance Technician - Routine Maintenance on Production line machinery
Electrical Maintenance Technician - Routine Maintenance on Production line machinery
Electrical Infrastructure Technician - Routine Maintenance on Rail Depot / Rail Station
HGV Technician / MOT Technician - Routine Maintenance on HGV/ Trucks/ Cars

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates must be time served and apprentice trained with the relevant electrical OR mechanical qualifications.

If you wish to be considered for this role please send your CV to ************************* or call *************
PLEASE NOTE ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE ABLE TO PASS A DRUGS AND ALCOHOL TEST BEFORE BEING OFFERED A POSITION.

Please note due to the volume of applications, we can only commit to contact those candidates we deem suitable for the position. However, we may retain your details and contact you in the future should suitable positions arise.
Please note the above job specification could be subject to change as agreed with our client.
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