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Mechanical Service Engineer

Venatu Recruitment Group are working with a company based in County Durham

  • Location: County Durham
  • Salary: £14.00ph
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing: 14 December 2018
  • Ref: 899729


  • To carry out Preventative maintenance, fault diagnosis and repair of locomotives and a variety of railway equipment, as part of a small team of engineers.
  • To ensure that their work complies with all legislative requirements and regulations in force and that services can be supplied in line with contractual requirements.
  • To assist with a regular programme of vehicle servicing & examinations. To include all aspects of reliability, safety, roadworthiness, comfort and appearance.
  • To work overtime on occasions, where required, to complete jobs.
  • To be prepared to be called out on breakdowns and to respond immediately.
  • To assist with the delivery and collection of materials and tooling as required.
  • To represent the company in a professional and courteous manner when dealing with customers.
  • To take care of the company mobile phone, answer it when called, use for company business only and keep it charged and in working order
  • To report immediately any issues regarding Health & Safety whilst at work. This includes any incidents, accidents or near misses.
  • To ensure a duty of care for themselves and any other persons whilst at work.
  • To attend any training courses as required.
  • To communicate with any relevant person related to their work, keeping them informed of progress where there are operational implications.
  • Will undertake work as required at any site throughout the United Kingdom. Such work may involve staying overnight in local accommodation until works are completed.
  • Will complete expense claims for submission to the company for any expenditure in pursuance of the company’s business.
  • Will undertake all other reasonable duties as delegated to him/her by the Fleet Engineer.


  • Directly responsible to the Fleet Engineer for day to day supervision.
  • Responsible for carrying out all engineering maintenance activities and specific tasks in compliance with our clients procedures & policies.
  • Expected to conform to all Health & Safety requirements by relevant legislation, our clients policies and those of any customer’s specific site conditions.
  • Expected to appropriately wear all PPE supplied by the company whilst at work.
  • Expected to adhere to our clients Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies.
  • To be responsible for all aspects of caring for the service vehicle, such as careful, considerate driving, routine maintenance, cleaning, fuelling and recording mileage.
  • To be responsible for completing time sheets, maintenance sheets, report sheets and any other associated paperwork as required by the company.
  • To be responsible for maintaining a tidy work area, service vehicle and disposing of any waste correctly.
  • To report in writing any work done and any work outstanding to the Fleet Engineer.


  • Must be over 21 years old and must have a current UK driving licence held for at least 2 years.
  • Expected to have suitable qualifications and experience in heavy mechanical engineering.
  • Must be capable of mechanical fault finding and maintenance.
  • Must capable of general diesel engine fitting and maintenance.
  • Must be literate, capable of writing job reports and other paperwork as required.
  • Must be capable of, working alone and on their own initiative, in dealing with vehicle problems and correcting faults without reference in every case to the Supervisor.
  • Expected to have good communication skills.
  • Must be committed to continuous improvement of skills and behaviour.

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