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Technician [Welding & Grinding] x 3 Positions

Posted: 8 Jan 2021 Closes: 7 Feb 2021
Motherwell, United Kingdom GBP 26,829.00 per year
Permanent & Full-time NWR_IRC2202967

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Scotland's Railway covers a large geographical area from the Borders to Thurso at the far tip of the North East of Scotland, accounting for almost 20 per cent of the UK rail network. We provide rapid access along busy commuter routes to our seven cities, servicing the varied needs of our business and leisure commuter services, including cross border services and rural services. We have up to 50 freight services operating every day and we are steadily building capacity for this to grow
Brief Description

Working in all weathers on the frontline, you'll carry out everything from maintenance to faulting. What's more, you'll develop your management skills by deputising for the Team Leader.

We are recruiting for 3 x permanent Technicians [Welding & Grinding] at Motherwell Newhut Road.
About the role (External)

In this key post, you'll support a Team Leader to organise and motivate a specialist Infrastructure Maintenance team. We'll look to you to make sure work is carried out safely, efficiently and in line with exacting standards. You'll personally carry out all kinds of work - from maintenance and renewal through to inspection and faulting.

What's more, you'll act as Team Leader when the job demands it. This will see you establishing safety arrangements, controlling and checking quality of work, making sure staff have the appropriate competencies for the task at hand, and ensuring vehicles, plant, equipment, tools and material are fit for purpose. It's a crucial frontline role, which calls for a resilient approach. Working on a shift basis, you'll maintain the same high standards at all times of day, in even the toughest weather conditions.

Essential Criteria

• Experience of arranging and implementing safe systems of work

• Knowledge of how to organise and control the safe and efficient delivery of work

• Strong communication skills, both in person and in writing

• Knowledge of discipline-specific maintenance, inspection, faulting and renewal techniques

• Willing and able to work shifts in all weathers

• Meet the required benchmark for application screening questions

• Must meet required online testing benchmark

Desirable Criteria

• Hold or be working towards an NVQ level 1 or 2 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject or have attained an appropriate level of knowledge through equivalent relevant experience

• Able to lead, motivate and direct a team

• Willing and able to drive vehicles

This role involves days, nights and weekend working, and is a safety critical role so subject to drug and alcohol testing and passing of the relevant medical assessment.

You must also be able to meet the required online testing benchmark score, in order for us to progress with your application.
How to apply (External)

Click 'apply' to login and submit your CV and complete the pre-screening questions.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage people to work flexibly. We welcome applications from everyone. Click here for more information

We are a Disability Confident Leader employer!

To ensure an improved representation in our workforce, applications are particularly welcome from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, females, LGBTQi+ people and people with disabilities.

All offers of employment are conditional upon satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks. Click here for more information

Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

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Please note that all applicants must complete the mandatory pre-screening questions at the start.

Applicants that pass the benchmark for the pre-screening questions will receive an email with a link to complete 2 online SHL tests: Mechanical Comprehension and Dependability & Safety Instrument (Complete Instrument/DSI).

These tests must be completed within 5 calendar days. If either or both tests have previously been completed within the last 12 months, your previous test scores will be used and you will receive an email communication to advise of this.

Applicants that pass the pre-screening questions and both SHL tests will be considered for an interview.

Please contact ScotlandResourcing@networkrail.co.uk for any queries relating to SHL testing for this vacancy.

3 positions are available.

Grade: Former IMC Terms & Conditions.

Salary: £26,829 + a roster premium

Closing date: Wednesday 20th January 2021 - late applications will not be accepted.

We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

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