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Technical Inspector (7925)


Job Title: Technical Inspector - Rail

Contract: Fixed Term for 2 years

Location: Manchester



We're looking to recruit three Technical Inspectors to supplement our current Fleet Team.  You will be based in Manchester but will spend most of your time travelling around TPE's network, particularly the North-West route between Manchester Airport, Glasgow and Edinburgh.  You will work shifts, on a rotating roster with new and existing colleagues to provide technical support across the TPE network for most of the timetabled service each day.


You'll play an integral part of TPE's Fleet Team that is dedicated to the provision of a safe and reliable fleet of Trains. We currently operate our North-West route using Siemens Class 350 electric trains so previous technical knowledge of these units would be beneficial, but not essential.  During this 2-year period the Class 350s will be replaced by new CAF Class 397 EMUs, on which you will receive full training.  You may also work on our other fleets (Classes 68, 185, 802 and Mk5a loco-hauled stock); training will be given as required.


The main part your duties will require you to travel around the FTPE network delivering a high standard of customer service and high-quality support to our operational staff.  You'll also work closely with the Fleet HQ team in Central Manchester by, for example, assisting with technical investigations or coordinating training for you and your colleagues.


You will be qualified to a minimum of Level 3 standard (City and Guilds, BTEC, NVQ or equivalent) in an appropriate engineering discipline.  It is essential that you have a sound technical knowledge with extensive practical experience covering mechanical, electrical and electronic aspects of existing and new build multiple-unit stock.


This is a safety critical post and the successful candidate will need to achieve PTS and Designated Person certification.   An offer of employment will be subject passing a safety critical medical examination.


If you feel you have got what it takes to perform well in this position then please apply by uploading a copy of your CV and covering letter, detailing your suitability for this role (please be aware that those who do not submit a CV will not be considered)


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Bridgewater House - TPE Head Office (Manchester)
7th Floor, Bridgewater House, 60 Whitworth Street, Manchester, England, M1 6LT
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  • Company:
    TransPennine Express Limited
  • Website Skillset:
    Engineering & Mechanics
  • Contract Type:
    Fixed Term - Full Time
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
  • Location:
    Bridgewater House - TPE Head Office (Manchester)
  • If temporary, length of contract:
    2 years
  • Closing Date:
    17 December 2018
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