Rail Infrastructure Permanent Way Technician

Job Type: Permanent
Location: WS10 0AR
Sector: Engineering

Rail Infrastructure Permanent Way Technician

Location: Midland Metro Ltd, Wednesbury Depot, Potters Lane, WS10 0AR
Salary: £35,097 to £39,570  
Contract: Monday – Friday / Permanent 39.00 hours per week.
Benefits: MML Pension, Annual Leave Pension & Free travel on Tram & WM Bus for you and your partner

West Midlands Metro is your gateway to an exciting career in the heart of England's thriving West Midlands region.

We are the driving force behind modern, sustainable urban transportation, connecting cities, towns, and most importantly – people!

With a strong presence in the heart of England, we play a crucial role in connecting communities, enhancing mobility, and contributing to the economic development of the region.

Our sleek trams provide fast, convenient, and eco-friendly transportation solutions, reducing road congestion, lowering carbon emissions, and fostering a greener future for the West Midlands.

As our Infrastructure Permanent Way Technician, you will be responsible for:

  • Carrying out all maintenance, Inspection and repairs to the West Midland Metro Permanent Way equipment.
  • Reporting all work activities and faults to the Permanent Way Team Leader/Supervisor and recording them on internal systems.
  • Reviewing schematic drawings accurately for maintenance and repair activities
  • Operating computer systems and surveying equipment effectively to gather and utilise data accurately.
  • Providing an oversight of contractors carrying out planned works and conducting hand back procedures.
  • Supporting other disciplines within the infrastructure department as required by the Infrastructure Maintenance Planner.
  • Assist with the commissioning of new systems as well as the switching of electrical substations.
  • Organising small projects and various tasks effectively.
  • Attend and complete any new training required to carry out duties efficiently.
  • Complying with all company Health and safety policies as provided by the company.
  • Taking part in mandatory drug and alcohol tests at the company’s discretion.
  • Any other duties as reasonably required.

To be successful in this role, it is essential that you have:

  • GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above.
  • Industry qualifications in a Mechanical Engineering field at level 3 or above.
  • Valid UK Driving Licence.
  • Worked within a safety critical engineering industry for more than five years.
  • A good working knowledge of rail or light rail infrastructure permanent way or a mechanical engineering environment (Military Engineering disciplines are welcome to apply).
  • Strong computer literacy skills with the ability to adapt to changing technologies.

It would be great if you had:

  • Management qualification to a minimum of ILM 2 or equivalent
  • Experience in driving / operating various machinery types.
  • Experience managing / leading teams of maintenance technicians.

Your next career starts here!

West Midlands Metro is the place to be if you're passionate about growth, sustainability, and making a difference in your community. Click on “APPLY” today!

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