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OTM Tamper Operator/Driver/Fitter

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Rail, Civils
  • Discipline:
  • Location: Kent
  • Salary:
  • Job reference: 2018-38986_1542099779

Job Description

Primat is looking for experienced drivers, operators and fitters to work on and maintain 'on track' machines for our client. If you have experience of Tamping machines, be that in maintenance or driving then this role is for you. This position is permanent and will be working in the Wessex, Sussex, Kent & Anglia areas, reporting to the regional operations manager.

Driving

  • Obtain any relevant late notice information from the Control Room at the beginning of each shift
  • Responsible for absorbing and retaining knowledge of traction, routes, rules and regulations, and operating notices.
  • Responsible for unsupervised safe movement of machines and in accordance to rules and regulations.
  • Able to act and adjust driving techniques accordingly to suit prevailing conditions, e.g. weather and rail conditions.
  • Be vigilant in observing all signals applicable to train and machine movements and immediately report any irregularities to the signalman concerned.
  • Responsible for reporting to Network Rail in the most expeditious manner, normally via the signalman, any safety of the line incident so that action may be taken and protection may be put into place.

Operating-Maintaining

  • Conduct all pre-start safety checks using appropriate daily and weekly check lists.
  • Respond to, and if possible, fix service faults and failures.
  • Report and log all service faults and failures immediately both in writing and verbally to the maintenance Team Leader and Control Desk.
  • Operate on tack machines in accordance with Railway Standards and in possessions to the instructions of the customer's machine controller / Track Quality Supervisor (TQS) and Controller of Site Safety (COSS).
  • Use spill kits to reduce the environmental effect of any oil spills and report any spills to the Control Desk
  • Carry out certain aspects of the monthly maintenance as specified in the maintenance schedule.
  • Fitter

  • Only carry out safety critical tasks that you have been trained passed as competent to perform.
  • Carry out scheduled machine maintenance on fleet.
  • Carry out on-site and follow up repairs to machines.
  • Complete and send all necessary and correct paperwork to Rail Services
  • Liaise with maintenance department with regard to machine servicing, repairs, faults and spares. When required.

Qualifications/Experience

  • Liaise through Team Leader to Ensure Operational Standards meet laid down requirements.
  • Liaise through Machine Supervisor to ensure operational compliance with Railway Safety Case.
  • Knowledge of standards and specifications for relevant role
  • Understanding of Railway Operation process.
  • Passed psychometric and medical tests.
  • Mechanically minded.
  • In possession of a clean road vehicle driving licence.
  • Emergency 1st Aid.

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