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Electrical Mechanical Fitter

Job Title: Electrical Mechanical Fitter
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Start Date: March 2020
Reference: 033075
Job Published: February 21, 2020 13:18

Job Description

Electrical Mechanical Fitter 033075
Organisation - Network Planning and Services
Job - General
Position Type - Full Time
Grade: EM11
Salary: £40,434 pa
Location: Acton, West London


London Underground is one of the world’s most famous metro systems and is responsible for more than 3.5 million passenger journeys a day. It has 11 lines covering 402km and serving 270 stations. During peak hours, more than 500 trains are in operation.


We have exciting opportunities for Electrical Mechanical Fitters to work either within the Railway Engineering Workshop (REW) or Train Modifications Unit (TMU) at Acton Works to repair/maintain rolling stock or train/track equipment on a repair or pre-programme basis.

Key Accountabilities:

Diagnose faults on safety critical signalling and rolling stock products, maintain, repair and test and pass as fit for purpose
Read, understand and comply with engineering drawings, working instructions, templates, patterns and/or sketches 
Install or replace components or in accordance with the relevant specification on safety critical signalling products or electro-mechanical equipment
Use mechanical handling equipment, as may be required
Test and prove wired equipment for accuracy and safety, boxes and sign off equipment as fit for purpose
Coach other employees in job and product requirements
Use electrical or mechanical measuring instruments to assess component condition and record results
Install and terminate electrical wiring in accordance with wiring drawings and work instructions.
Safety Accountabilities:

Ensure that all activities and changes to equipment or process comply with all relevant safety and legal requirements.
Ensure that the planning of testing and trial activities includes the identification of appropriate risks and standards.
Skills, Knowledge & Experience


All of the below are essential unless stated desirable

Served a relevant craft apprenticeship/ NVQ Level 3, B Tech Level 3 or equivalent, and be able to demonstrate appropriate practical skills and knowledge of the product range
Physically fit and reach London Underground’s medical standards of fitness as appropriate to the job
Knowledge and use of fine tip soldering irons
Knowledge of wiring standards
Knowledge of mechanical assembly practices and standards
Equality and Diversity

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.

Application Process

Please apply using your CV and a two page (maximum) covering letter.


Think carefully about the skills, knowledge and experience in the advert and cover this in your CV and cover letter.



The closing date for applications is Sunday 8th March 2020 at 23:59



We reserve the right to close this advert prior to the published closing date if a substantial number of applications are received.


Additional Information



This is a safety critical role so you will need to get clearance from our Occupational Health team before you start.


There are multiple vacancies for this position. The standard working week will be 35 hours on a day shift.
The recruitment process consists of 3 stages. You will need to pass each assessment stage to progress onto the next:


  *   Stage 1: Online Application form and pre-screening questions
  *   Stage 2: Classroom based Technical Assessment
  *   Stage 3: A competency based interview




In return for your commitment and expertise, you will enjoy excellent benefits and scope to grow.  Rewards vary according to the business area but mostly include:

Final salary pension scheme
Free travel for you on the TfL network
A 75% discount on National Rail Season Ticket and interest free loan
29 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays
Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme
Retail, health, leisure and travel offers
Discounted Eurostar travel

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