Rail Recovery Supervisor - Toton

  • Toton, United Kingdom
  • Entry date: immediately
  • DB Cargo UK (Ltd.)
  • Operations & Maintenance, Rail Transport, Engineering
  • Full Time (Duration: Permanent)
  • Job-No.: 213139
  • Job-Ref.: DBC_R00006041

Job description

Ensure competence of team for tasks performed, managing this through CCMS. 

Support and carry out relevant training to ensure that you are driving talent development within your team 

Manage a team within Working Time Directive and produce the weekly roster for the shift team

Conduct and document weekly depot safety tours

Liaise with external agencies/customer representatives as required

Liaise with Construction Duty Manager as required

Undertake task risk assessment and produce safe systems of work

Create safe working environment within the depot and on site.

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

Supervise cutting/welding tasks

Undertake light maintenance of associated plant/equipment

Please note this role is 24/7 shift working, including nights and weekends. 

This position is 42 hours per week.

We are looking for a leader who is experienced in leading a diverse team with knowledge of the recovery of the rail network. 
Comfortable and confident liaising with external and internal stakeholders as you will be required to communicate with people of all levels to delegate and resolve any issues. 

You will be a transformational leader, working well with your team and the wider business 

You will be a mechanically minded and aware individual.

Full UK driving licence essential / HGV Class 2 desirable

Railway industry experience would also be a distinct advantage


In return, we offer a staged salary starting at £38,032 per annum. 

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

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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At DB Cargo UK, we’re looking for a Supervisor to join our Breakdown and Recovery Team at Toton.Breakdown and Recovery is a national service that covers all the UK and we recover all rolling stock for our club members. The candidates will be required to travel, and lodge away as required.  The role will be responsible to the Breakdown and Recovery Engineer (Area Manager) for the safe and efficient restoration of normal running conditions on the network or customer location following an incident requiring the attendance of the team. The Supervisor will be responsible for the competence of the nominated shift team and will ensure their ongoing training and development through agreed plans.Please note, assessments/interviews will be held on an as and when basis to suit the availability of both the business and candidate.