Locomotive Fleet Controller

West Yorkshire
Full time
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Transport, shipping & logistics
1,001-5,000 employees
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Locomotive Fleet Controller

Freightliner Group Ltd

Freightliner are looking for a Locomotive Fleet Controller based out their Leeds Vehicle Maintenance Facility. Reporting to the Locomotive Fleet Manager, the role will be responsible for co-ordinating and providing a focus for mainline locomotive incidents including breakdown and recovery management, liaising with colleagues on site and ops control, rendering assistance where necessary.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with operations control and the relevant drivers’ helpline, assisting in the speedy resolution of problems with traction and rolling stock equipment where delays are being incurred
  • Develop relationships with the maintenance depots and mobile teams to achieve maximum efficiency and to ensure the maintenance plan is delivered
  • Produce, implement and monitor the plan ensuring workload matches agreed depot capacity whilst complying with Freightliner M&O policy
  • Ensure that any changes to planned locomotive assignments or releases are communicated and appropriate actions are in place to minimise the impact to the business of the amendments
  • Manage locomotive pools to ensure availability is maintained to meet the requirements of the business
  • Monitor reported in-service defects for locomotives ensuring repairs are managed to return vehicles to service efficiently. This will require identifying resources to attend locomotives for repair in the field
  • Actively manage, monitor and report progress of all maintenance campaigns including Special Checks and Modifications ensuring the plan is delivered
  • Taking an active role in the reporting of safety critical defects and incident management / follow-up, including the acknowledgement and processing of NIR’s
  • Ensure maintenance events are managed to prevent peaks in workload
  • Coordinate and report on the day-to-day fleet availability
  • Provide information to senior management on accidents, derailments, and other serious incidents as required


  • At least 5 years’ experience of Traction & Rolling Stock maintenance or engineering environment knowledge of material control, expediting, negotiation and logistics
  • Engineering qualification, preferably to ONC standard in electrical or mechanical engineering
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Commitment to safe working practices

The successful candidate should be a cohesive team player, committed to providing a high standard of service to the business and who attacks goals and objectives with drive, energy, and enthusiasm.

This post is subject to standard pre-employment checks including employment references, medical & D&A screening and successful DBS background checks.

We are looking for the most committed and reliable individuals who possess the knowledge, skills and experience needed for their roles.

In return we can offer competitive pay, excellent benefits, a competitive pension scheme and a rewarding career in an award-winning team