Rail Recovery Operator - Hoo Junction

  • Gravesend, Higham, United Kingdom
  • Entry date: immediately
  • DB Cargo UK (Ltd.)
  • Operations & Maintenance, Rail Transport, Engineering
  • Full Time (Duration: Permanent)
  • Job-No.: 213174
  • Job-Ref.: DBC_R00006044

Job description

Undertake task risk assessments and produce safe systems of work

Ensure vehicle checks and logbooks are completed daily

Ensure all equipment is checked and in date 

Create a safe working area both in the depot and at a call out 

Operate hydraulics trolley to effect safe lifts using MFD jacks and beams

Manual handling of packing materials to effect safe lifting/jacking

Manual handling of jacking equipment and beams

Undertake cutting/welding tasks

Undertake depot cleaning/maintenance duties within competence levels

Undertake light maintenance of associated plant/equipment

The Breakdown & Recovery Teams are required to work shifts covering a 24/7 period including bank holidays, weekends and nights. 

This position is 42 hours per week. 

You will have a strong desire to learn and develop professionally, using open thinking and have the ability to adapt to new ways of working.

You will have strong communication skills and feel comfortable and confident working both alone, and in a team.

Experience of making a positive contribution within decision making

A clear understanding of mechanical maintenance is essential for this position. 
You must possess a positive working attitude

You will also have good basic IT skills

A full UK driving licence is required for this position. 


In return, we offer a staged salary starting at £31,694 per annum. 

Training provided by DB Cargo UK such as Personal Track Safety (PTS), Recovery Training, First Aid and Rolling Stock Inspection (RSI) training.  

4 weekly pay cycle (13 pay days per year!)

Access to our Employer Assistance Programme

Enhanced pension (over auto enrolment)

Access to our benefits portal to get discounts on a number of big brands

Closing Date: 09/04/2023 

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