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MB2 Shunter - Barton Mill TCD

Main Purpose

The holder of this post is responsible to form up and shunt stock as directed. You will adhere to depot protection, safety, quality and environmental procedures, rules and regulations in force.


  • Undertake routine electrical and mechanical maintenance of components and systems in accordance with the relevant exam schedule.
  • Form up service trains as specified by Movements Manager, Fleet Control or Ground Frame Operator
  • To shunt stock as specified.
  • To prepare trains for service.
  • Work to laid down specifications.
  • Comply with rules and regulations.
  • Adhere to working instructions.
  • Advise of all work undertaken and any problems encountered promptly.
  • Report any defects found on stock whilst carrying out duties.
  • Carry out/adhere to depot protection procedures.
  • Work to be undertaken to comply with depot quality procedures.
  • Ensure work is undertaken to meet service requirements.
  • Work to be undertaken in a safe manner.
  • Carry out Driver Only Preparation as required.
  • Carry out winter precautions within the depot as per local instructions.
  • Advise Movements Manager of any problems or defects identified and work arising from the issues.
  • Work effectively as part of a team.
  • Successful completion of training relevant to the job.
  • Passed out in Rules and Regulations.
  • Demonstrate ability to work on own initiative.
  • Through knowledge of depot operating procedures and safety requirements.
  • Personal Track Safety.
  • DC Electrified Lines

Shift Pattern

Working an average of 37 hours per week.

Average of 4 shifts per week which include weekends and public holidays

Rotating roster days and nights; 06:30-18:30 / 18:30-06:30

Applicants requiring a visa, must have at least 6 months remaining at the start of employment.

In return we offer a variety of valuable benefits including free standard duty travel on SWR services for employee, free  standard leisure travel on SWR services for employee, spouse/partner and dependants (criteria dependant), 75% discount on many other train operating companies and an excellent pension scheme.

Your personal and professional development is important to us. SWR works alongside high quality training providers to offer apprenticeships that focus on developing your skills, knowledge and behaviours. Our apprenticeships include customer service, team leading, management & leadership, problem solving and project management. When you join SWR you'll have the opportunity to find out more about our apprenticeship programmes and will have the opportunity to enrol.

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Barton Mill Traincare Depot
Basingstoke Station, Station Hill, Basingstoke, England, RG21 5NB
  • Ref:
  • Company:
    South Western Railway
  • Website Skillset:
    Engineering & Mechanics
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
  • Location:
    Barton Mill Traincare Depot
  • Salary:
    £30,734 per annum plus regional allowance
  • Closing Date:
    25 September 2020
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