Vacancy for Service Engineer Level 1 - Inspection Shed, Selhurst Depot

Job Reference: GTR/1526
Job Title: Service Engineer Level 1 - Inspection Shed, Selhurst Depot
Training Salary: N/A
Salary: 33,868.00
Location: Selhurst
Hours of Work: Early/Late/Nights
Job Expires: 16 Dec 2017 at 11:45PM

About Govia Thameslink Railway

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is a dynamic and progressive company, powered by a great team of dedicated and professional people. We employ approximately 6,800 staff based at over 100 locations over the UK’s busiest rail network.

We operate trains on the Thameslink Route (which runs between Bedford, Luton, Sevenoaks, Gatwick and Brighton); Great Northern route (which connects King’s Lynn, Cambridge and Peterborough) Southern Route (which connects London, Gatwick and Brighton) and the Gatwick Express (London direct Gatwick).

We are the largest train operating company in the UK (22% of all passenger rail journeys in the UK); managing 239 stations and delivering 273 million passenger journeys per year, with more passengers, more people and more trains than anyone else in the country.

GTR is part of Govia - a partnership between two world-class transport operators – the Go-Ahead Group and Keolis.

If you have applied for this role within the last 6 months, please do not re-apply.

We are currently recruiting a Service Engineer - Level 1 to join our already successful Fleet team at Selhurst. This is a great opportunity to develop your Electrical and Mechanical experience in a new engineering environment. Our engineers are constantly supported in their competences and training, so that we produce excellent work. The size of our train fleet requires a complex engineering support organisation to control activities such as maintenance, engineering support and safety.

You will be entitled to free rail travel with GTR, Southeastern and London Midland; and your family* will receive free leisure travel.

Key Role Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
*Carry out repair work and routine maintenance to specification.
*Carry out fault finding on units.
*Carry out component changes/heavy lift as required.
*Carry out repairs or additional work arising from examination (Mechanical Electrical or Vehicle building).
*Work effectively as part of a team.
*Comply with safety systems and responsibilities.
*Complete paperwork as required.
*Attend failed units outside the depot confines.
*Mentor new entrants.
*Assist as required.

Mandatory Requirements:
*Must have served an apprenticeship or equivalent skills development programme or have transferable experience in an Engineering field.
*Be physically fit and able to pass a medical to Engineering standard.
*Be able to pass DP Track and PTS course unless specifically exempt.

*Familiar with rolling stock maintained or repaired by Southern.
*Be willing to learn new skills appropriate to train maintenance.

Personal Attributes
*Teamwork - Interacts with others in a sensitive and effective way, respects and works well with others, creating a sense of team spirit.
*Specialist Knowledge – Understands technical or professional aspects of work and continually maintains technical knowledge.
*Flexibility – Successfully adapts to changing demands, conditions and scenarios.
*Problem Solving - Identifies potential difficulties and their causes. Generates workable solutions and makes rational judgements.
*Action Orientation – Demonstrates a readiness to make decisions, take the initiative and originate action.

*Subject to terms and conditions

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