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Fleet Technician

Job Title: Fleet Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Croydon
Salary: 36700-41250
Start Date: January 2020
Reference: 032399
Job Published: December 30, 2019 17:32

Job Description

Fleet Technician 032399
Organisation - London Trams Infrastructure Management
Job - Rolling Stock
Position Type - Full Time

Croydon (Greater London)  




Salary starts at £36,700 and rises to £41, 840 after 6 month probation period including the attainment of competency within this period.  

A 25% shift allowance will be added to the base salary above. Circa £51,000. 


Overview of role


London Trams (LT) is a busy and vibrant business unit within London Rail responsible for the safe, efficient operation and maintenance of London Tram vehicles. The network, operating in London Borough of Croydon and surrounding areas, currently extends to 28km of track, running 35 vehicles carrying estimated 31m passengers per annum.


As a Fleet Technician you will ensure that the fleet assets of London Trams (LT) including associated assets and interfaces are maintained within established tolerance levels. This will be managed through the systematic inspection and maintenance of the assets, documentation of inspections and maintenance works.



You will be responsible for carrying out all works required to deliver service to meet the business requirements. Additionally you will carry out safety critical activities as outlined in the Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) Regulations 2006 (ROGS).

The successful candidate will be required to work a shifted roster to support the 24/7 operation of the depot environment. 
Mechanical or Electrical Technicians who hold a Level 3 NVQ
We will endeavour to give candidates as much notice as possible but some interviews/assessments will be organised at short notice and may require a degree of flexibility.


Key Accountabilities


Ensure all inspection, maintenance, fault finding and upgrade works are undertaken to a high standard in line with defined standards, best practice and within specified timescales.

Responsible for the safety of own work, worksite, personal safety and that of associated persons.

Work with the asset management system (Ellipse) to receive work orders, obtain vehicle history data, and generate completed work returns.

Undertake inspection, maintenance and repair of the Fleet vehicles to ensure that the asset condition is supportive of a safe, reliable and efficient service to passengers.

Inform the Service Delivery Manager of deficiencies or deterioration in asset condition along with proposed remediation and timescales.

Operate relevant mechanical plant and equipment as required.


Skills, Knowledge, Experience


Candidates from the following industries will be considered: 

Ex Forces Mechanical or Electrical Technicians


Rolling Stock


Electrical, electronic, or mechanical skills relevant to an engineering maintenance environment (Essential).

Relevant engineering experience i.e. Rolling stock, Ex Forces, Aviation or Maritime.

A self-starter capable of working on their own initiative.

Able to understand maintenance instructions and procedures.

Ability to be flexible & supportive to ensure team success.

Good record keeping.

Ability to work as a part of a highly focussed team.

Able to manage time and work to tight timescales.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Technical mechanical/electrical qualifications NVQ L3 equivalent or above (Essential).

Knowledge of safety legislation and quality management procedures.

Able to explain requirements concisely and influence others of good practise.

Experienced in the use of standard software packages including Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Project and relevant industry software.


Application Process


Note: Short listing is carried out on the basis of the information that you provide in this section. Please include ALL relevant information against the criteria, even if it is stated elsewhere in your application.


Apply using a two page CV and covering letter.


Think carefully about the skills, knowledge and experience outlined in the job description and ensure your CV reflects the requirements of the role.


Candidates wishing to apply for this role as a possible secondment opportunity should ensure they have approval to be released from their substantive post.


If your application is successful, you'll have to pass pre-employment checks. For example, we will check your references and qualifications, your right to work in the UK and in some cases require a medical or Criminal Records Bureau check.


All candidates will have to undertake a Drugs and Alcohol related medical.



Closing date: 1st January 2020  @23.59hrs


We reserve the right to close the application window early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.  




•       Final salary pension scheme

•       Free travel pass (oyster card)

•       A 75% discount on National Rail Season Ticket and interest free loan

•       30 days annual leave plus bank holidays

•       Private healthcare discounted scheme (optional)

•       Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme

•       Retail, health, leisure and travel offers

•       Discounted Eurostar travel


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