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Operative [track Maintenance] - Manchester Victori

Company: Network Rail    Location: Manchester
Out in all weathers, youll play a highly practical role in keeping Britain moving. Across a wide range of manual maintenance tasks, the efficiency and safety of the railway is in your hands. About the role (External)
Youll be on the frontline, working shifts to deliver a variety of manual maintenance tasks. Whether your focus is on track, signalling or electrification, youll keep our assets in perfect working order. Which means youll pay a key role in keeping commuters and freight safe, and making journeys smooth.

This is a hands-on role, working outdoors in all weathers. Carrying out general maintenance, your range of duties will include everything from shovelling ballast to carrying out lookout duties for your team. Youll check all kinds of things, to ensure they are in great working order from vehicles and plant to equipment, tools and materials. In everything you do, youll work safely and efficiently. If youve got what it takes, well provide all the training, protective clothing and support you need to succeed.

Essential Criteria

  • Experience of working in an environment where safety is vital
  • Willing and able to work shifts, including days, nights and weekends
  • A team player
  • Conscientious, reliable and hard working
  • Keen to develop new skills
  • Good communication skills, both in person and in writing
  • Meet the required benchmark for application screening questions
  • Must meet required online testing benchmark
Desirable Criteria

  • To hold or be working towards an NVQ 1 (or equivalent) in a relevant subject
  • Willing and able to drive vehicles
This role involves days, nights and weekend working, and is a safety critical role so subject to drug and alcohol testing and passing of the relevant medical assessment.

You must also be able to meet the required online testing benchmark score, in order for us to progress with your application. How To Apply- External
Network Rail adheres to pre-employment Baseline Personal Security Standard (BPSS), this is government standard for pre employment vetting.
BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting requires Network Rail to screen a potential employees unspent criminal convictions and undertake 3 year career checks. Employment at Network Rail is subject to employees meeting the BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting.

Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to £3000 (to a maximum amount of £2,250).

Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

Salary: £23,233 [fixed rate]

Closing date: 19th January 2018 , late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

If you are not already an employee of Network Rail you will be required to complete the external recruitment process which will involve online SHL testing. The invite to SHL testing will be sent via email. Please ensure you add an email address to your application form. Email invites should be received within 5 days of your application being received. Currency