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Service Engineer Level 3 Non Shift - Facilities Technician

Southeastern Railway

Location: Kent

Job Type: Full time


Job Introduction

Responsible for undertaking planned preventative and reactive maintenance to legislative, approved codes of practice ACOPS, original equipment manufacturers OEM’s, railway standards, specifications, and recommendations.

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Role Responsibility

  • Carry out planned facilities maintenance in accordance with the maintenance programme and as directed by the Facilities manager.
  • Carry out corrective and reactive repairs to plant, equipment and infrastructure.
  • Utilise and interrogate IT software, electronic test equipment to determine asset compliant performance.
  • Complete repairs from work arising (mechanical, electrical, plumbing and building fabric).
  • Comply with depot rules, safe systems and procedures.
  • Follow, interrogate and reference services/utilities schematics and drawings.
  • Operate; construct powered plant to enable safe access to depot assets (including cranes, forklifts, tower scaffolds and Genie booms.)
  • Assist the operation/maintenance of depot critical plant including, wheel lathe, bogie drop, cranes, crabs, shunt vehicles.
  • Operate and update depot equipment asset inventory, identify and specify replacement and spare components.
  • Record output of activities through approved electronic medium, operate database and contribute to programme, maintenance of risks.
  • Complete paperwork and provide feedback and recommendations to depot facilities managers

The Ideal Candidate

  • Have served an engineering apprenticeship or equivalent (mechanical/electrical)
  • Possess a high level of hand skills across a wide range of disciplines
  • Competent to electrical regulations latest edition.
  • Able to follow schematics and diagrams
  • Able to pass personal track safety course
  • Able to pass and hold powered plant licences

Package Description

Southeastern recognises the value of every individual employee and offers benefits that reflect this.

As well as a generous salary, we offer an comprehensive benefits package which includes;

  • A Contributory Final Salary Pension Scheme
  • Free rail travel on Southeastern and GTR rail services (extends to family members for leisure/educational travel)
  • After a qualifying period, reduced rate travel on other train operators, including European services
  • Up to 32 days annual leave entitlement (including bank holidays)
  • Access to an array of discounts for retail and leisure products through our benefits scheme.
  • Family friendly benefits including enhanced maternity/paternity leave, parental leave and carers leave.

About the Company

About Southeastern

Southeastern runs train services into London from Kent and East Sussex, operating almost 1,700 trains a day, carrying more than 400,000 passengers, serving 176 stations and covering 540 miles of track.

Just over 4,600 employees - mostly from the communities that we serve - work together to provide this vital service and we are looking to expand our successful team. We have a strong set of values that shape the way we run our business and guide our staff in delivering what our customers need. These are:

  • We aim to be the best
  • We make the difference together
  • We care passionately about our people and our passengers

We are committed to being an inclusive employer, creating a workplace where everyone can come to work, feel safe and comfortable and able to do everything to the best of their ability. Read about some of the great Diversity and Inclusion initiatives our Head of Colleague Experience has been leading on here.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and it matters to us that our teams reflect the communities we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

We proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here.

We have also won the Top Employer award at the Women in Rail Awards 2022!

If you have been unsuccessful in the recruitment process for the same/similar position you will not be eligible to apply for a period of 6 months from that date.

All offers of employment are subject to us obtaining satisfactory references (covering all education, training, employment and unemployment in the preceding 5 years and any previous railway employment). We will also complete right to work in the UK and criminal record checks. This is to ensure we are employing the best person for the role and to protect our customers, colleagues and our reputation. We are unable to offer sponsorship to work in the UK.

This post will close before the intended closing date should sufficient number of suitable applications be received. Therefore, if you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

SOUTHEASTERN is owned by SE Trains Ltd, a subsidiary of the Department for Transport’s public sector owning group, ‘DOHL.’ DOHL has responsibility for three rail companies, LNER, Northern Trains Limited and SE Trains.

SE Trains Limited

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