Mobile Operative - East Midlands (RIS)

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Mobile Operative - East Midlands (RIS)

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Entry date: September 5, 2022 Job No.: DBC_R00004439
  • DB Cargo UK (Ltd.)
  • Rail Transport
  • Full Time (Duration: Permanent)
  • from Sep 5, 2022
  • Nottingham

DB Cargo UK – For Our Customer – For Our Climate – For Our EconomyJob Title: Mobile Operative Location: East Midlands, Rail Infrastructure Services Salary: £25,526 per annum raising to £26,712 per annum once competent£3,303 shift allowance per annum Contract Type: Permanent Are you looking to start a career in the rail industry or looking for a career change?DB Cargo UK is on an ambitious journey to become Europe’s leading rail logistics provider with a long-term plan to shift traffic from roads, protect our climate and grow the economy. To achieve this, we are looking for Mobile Operatives to join us as part of our groundstaff team. As a Mobile Operative you’ll be on the go each day by preparing our trains so they’re safe to go on their journey for our customers.  Rail is one of the safest and most eco-friendly means of transport with one single freight train able to carry enough materials to build 30 houses. Our services replace the equivalent of over 22 million truck movements every year, saving 7 million tonnes of carbon emissions! As a Mobile Operative you’ll be directly contributing to reducing carbon emissions and shifting traffic from roads to the rail. If you would like to know more about the role and DB Cargo UK, please do not hesitate to contact the recruitment team on recruitment.team@deutschebahn.com and we can send out the recruitment pack for this vacancy. 

Our offer

Pension

We offer an attractive defined contributions pension scheme, with enhanced employer contributions.
 

Access to Exclusive online Discounts

Enjoy discounts with major retailers through DB Cargo's employee benefits portal, Reward Gateway

Here’s what you’ll be doing…

The role of Mobile Operative is hands on and you’ll be involved in the following

Train preparation; shunting, marshalling

Train dispatch

Problem solving

Railway yard management

Ensuring the safe operations of trains

You will directly contribute to our service delivery and have the opportunity to influence the service we offer to our customers. 

The role will cover a varied number of customer sites, DB Cargo UK sites and infrastructure worksites as required.

You will be required to work outside in all weather conditions come rain or shine. 

Your standard hours of work will be 35 hours per week. Flexibility is a must as Freight never stops, so naturally this role will involve working shift patterns which includes unsociable hours.
If you’re looking for a career change or a new challenge this role could be the perfect fit for you! 

Previous rail experience would be a bonus, however, this is not essential as we offer full training to ensure that you’d be ready to take on the role by yourself and help us in our journey to shift freight from the road to the rail. 
 
To be successful in the Mobile operative role you’ll need… 

To be highly motivated and committed to your work

Have a flexible approach to shift working 

Experience of teamwork and lone working 

Work to the instruction of the person in charge 

Be extremely safety focused 

You must have a full UK manual driving licence and be located within a 60 minute commute of the hub location.

In return, we offer the following benefits package:

Full training into the role (5 weeks residential training)

Starting salary: £25,526 per annum plus shift allowance of £3,303 per annum 
Following probationary period: £26,712 per annum + shift allowance 

Company pension scheme 

31 days paid holiday each year in addition to 2 public holidays 

Family Reward Benefit Scheme

The selection process for this role includes

Stage 1 –  If your application is successful at the sifting stage, you will be invited to an online assessment where you will be assessed on numerical, verbal and mechanical understanding in a controlled assessment environment.

Stage 2 – upon successful completion of the assessment, you will attend an interview.

Stage 3 – pass a medical and drug and alcohol test.

*Please note, for stage 1 (assessment) you will be monitored via a process called Proctoring which takes snap shots of you whilst you are sitting the test. You will need a desktop or laptop with a working camera and the latest versions of Firefox, Chrome, Edge, and Safari (11+). We are not able to progress your application if you do not allow the system to take a photograph of you sitting the assessment*

Please note, if you are not successful for immediate appointment, you may be placed in a talent pool for future vacancies. 

*Please do not apply if you have failed the assessment for this position in the last 6 months*

Closing Date: 26/05/2022
Our offer

Pension

We offer an attractive defined contributions pension scheme, with enhanced employer contributions.
 

Access to Exclusive online Discounts

Enjoy discounts with major retailers through DB Cargo's employee benefits portal, Reward Gateway

Your application

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