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Plant Fitter (Depot Maintenance Unit)

Job Title: Plant Fitter (Depot Maintenance Unit)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Start Date: January 2020
Reference: 032129
Job Published: December 13, 2019 10:46

Job Description

Plant Fitter (Depot Maintenance Unit) - Days 032129
Organisation - Fleet
Job - Train
Position Type - Full Time
Grade: AT11
Salary: £44,144pa
Location: Northfields Depot
Job Purpose:

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
We have an exciting opportunity as a Plant Fitter to join our team. You will ensure the depot’s electrical, mechanical plant and equipment as well as facilities are always available for use by the depots. These are required to support the provision of the required trains for service, achieved by carrying out preventative maintenance and casualty repairs employing a selection of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, woodworking, and hydraulic skills.
A strong Electrical and Mechanical background, excellent problem solving skills and personal initiative are all required for this position.
Key Accountabilities:

Checking and monitoring own work by ensuring they keeping up-to-date with all service bulletins, new procedures and that Quality systems are adhered to at all times.
Guiding other team members, to continuously improve the skill base of the Depot Maintenance Unit.
Perform Statutory and Preventative Maintenance on relevant Plant and Equipment
Install new static plant and equipment in accordance with design specifications and contribute to design of installations with colleagues
Repair, recondition and service all types of static or mobile plant and equipment within the depots, or outlying sites on a roster shift pattern and pass fit for purpose.
Surveillance of nominated plant items and equipment and provision of detailed records and reports of findings, in accordance with statutory requirements
Assisting in the development of maintenance programmes of all permanent and temporary buildings, offices and security.
Assist in fault finding on electrical and/or mechanical apparatus and the interpretation of technical documentation for the beneficial use in all depot projects.

 Skills, Knowledge, Experience: 

Proven track record of fault finding and problem solving
Ability to read and translate schematic and technical drawings an advantage for some specialised roles
Knowledge of Plant systems such as lifting equipment, train washes, shutter doors, 415v, 230v and 110v electrical equipment and installation, pneumatic equipment, and on board PLC diagnostic tools an advantage


Knowledge of plant maintenance and equipment within a depot environment.
Knowledge of Plant systems such as lifting equipment, train washes, shutter doors, 415v, 230v and 110v electrical equipment and installation, pneumatic equipment, and on board diagnostic tools an advantage.



Must have experience in plant and equipment maintenance and installation.
Experience in a time served apprenticeship environment:
Must hold formal qualifications (minimum of City & Guilds) in an electrical, electronic or mechanical discipline:
A proven track record of fault finding and problem solving
Must have the ability to read and translate schematic and technical drawings.
Current IET regulations for Electrical Engineers.
Computer literacy


Mechanical Engineering Maintenance and Electrical engineering qualifications (current edition)
Testing & Inspection certification
Experience in a facilities environment
Current, valid UK full driving licence
Additional Information:


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 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 Friday 3rd January 2020 @ 23:59 hours
We may close this advert early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications




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




TfL offers an outstanding benefits package including (but not limited to):

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
Private healthcare discounted scheme (optional)
Tax-efficient childcare payments
Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme
Retail, health, leisure and travel offers
Discounted Eurostar travel


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