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MB2 Shunter - Fratton TCD

Main Purpose

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

Scope: Reports to duty Movements Manager.


  • Form up service trains as specified by Duty Movements Manager.
  • To shunt stock as specified.
  • To operate Shunt Panel
  • 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 Train Preparation as required.
  • Train Learner shunters in practical shunting.
  • Carryout 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.
  • Ensure all working areas are kept in a clean and safe condition
  • Perform duties in own grade and below as directed, within competency.

 Specific Experience, Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an Operational environment
  • Experience working within a Safety Critical environment
  • Demonstrate ability to work on own initiative.

As part of the role you will attend practical training courses to gain knowledge and qualifications in the following;

  • Depot operating procedures and safety requirements.
  • Personal Track Safety
  • DC Electrified Lines.
  • Passed out in Rules and Regulations as required

 Safety, Quality and Environmental Responsibilities:

  • Ensure your personal safety and that of others at all times.
  • Comply with all safety systems and responsibilities at all times.
  • Develop a pro-active approach to safety issues.
  • Report any accidents, assaults or near miss occurrences with local reporting procedure.

Working Pattern

Working an average of 37 hours per week.

Permanent nights on a shift rotation. 


Please note that although this role consists of permanent nights you may be required to work days ad hoc for contingency cover.

Please note this vacancy is subject to a closed listing, displaced MB2's may take priority.

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Fratton Traincare Depot
Goldsmith Avenue, Fratton, United Kingdom
  • Ref:
  • Company:
    South Western Railway
  • Website Skillset:
    Engineering & Mechanics
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
  • Location:
    Fratton Traincare Depot
  • Salary:
    £30,734 per annum plus regional allowance
  • Closing Date:
    4 December 2020
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