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Technical Assistant - Performance Engineer (7571)


The holder of this post is responsible for providing an effective service for technical, quality and safety matters to the Fleet Manager, Technical Performance Manager and depot management team. The holder will adhere to depot protection, safety, quality and environmental procedures, rules and regulations in force.

  • Work to laid down specifications and depot quality systems/working instructions both Fleet Engineering and local.
  • Carry out train related audits/in process checks and formulate action plans.
  • Investigate safety critical rolling stock incidents and compile relevant formal reports. Make recommendations to increase reliability on individual and trend failures.
  • Analyse downloads to supplement complex fault finding.
  • Support maintenance staff to undertake their duties effectively.
  • Mentor apprentices and contractors as required.
  • Supply modifications or campaign component change support to the depot and ROSCOs.
  • Produce technical briefs and work instructions for train related activities.
  • Investigate train failures to support performance PPM growth and delay minute appropriation. 
  • Appropriate electrical/mechanical engineering qualification essential.
  • At least three years experience working in a rolling stock depot, preferably as an E.M.O. Technician and apprentice trained in a related industry.
  • Report writing, numeric and IT skills essential.
  • Understanding of rolling stock safety legislation and quality procedures highly desirable.
  • Thorough knowledge of engineering drawings and electrical/pneumatic diagrams.
  • 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 in accordance with local reporting procedures.
  • Report any safety irregularities, faults or unusual occurrences in the prescribed manner.
  • Ensure all relevant PPE is worn at all times.
  • Participate in all staff briefings and study safety procedures, risk assessments, publications and local instructions.
  • Ensure compliance with BS EN 9001: 2000 Quality Management System and BS EN 9001: 2004 Environmental Management System.
  • Dispose of waste in accordance with local instructions, including segregation of recyclable materials and hazardous waste.
  • Report and clean up spillages of oil/chemicals in accordance with local instructions.
  • Report any environmental incidents to manager.
  • Maintain documentation and quality records in accordance with quality procedures.
  • Report any medication that you are prescribed to you duty manager and adhere to the company Drugs & Alcohol Policy.
  • Safety critical decisions on movement in service of rolling stock.
  • Audit quality and in process compliance.
  • Initial signing of technical briefs.

Salary £41,471 per annum plus £1,998 regional allowances

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

Average of 37 hours per week, predominantly office hours, however flexibility is required to accommodate training on nights and weekends


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Wimbledon Train Care Depot
Durnsford Road, London, United Kingdom, SW19 8EG
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  • Company:
    South Western Railway
  • Website Skillset:
    Engineering & Mechanics
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
  • Location:
    Wimbledon Train Care Depot
  • Closing Date:
    28 February 2019
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