Rail Recovery Team Member - Toton

  • Toton, United Kingdom
  • Entry date: immediately
  • DB Cargo UK (Ltd.)
  • Operations & Maintenance, Rail Transport, Engineering
  • Full Time (Duration: Permanent)
  • Job-No.: 213137
  • Job-Ref.: DBC_R00006039

Job description

Assist the Breakdown & Recovery Supervisor and the wider team when arriving at a derailment or incident on the UK’s rail network.

Create a safe working environment in the depot and when on site 

Manual handling of packing materials and jacking equipment 

Undertake cutting/welding tasks as competence permits 

Carry out maintenance in the depot to ensure that equipment is safe and stored correctly 

Ability to utilise down time in the depot effectively 

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.
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 £22,820 per annum. 

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

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

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Are you ready to start a career in the rail industry and be directly involved in the recovery of locomotives and wagons on the UK’s rail network?We have an opportunity for someone to join our Breakdown & Recovery Team at our Toton Depot. Breakdown and Recovery is a national service, proving safe and efficient restoration of normal running conditions on the rail network following an incident. As a Breakdown & Recovery Team Member you’ll work to the instruction of the Breakdown & Recovery Supervisor at all times. This position is based at Toton, however due to this being a national service, you may be required to travel around the UK as and when required. Please note, assessments/interviews will be held on an as and when basis to suit the availability of both the business and candidate.