Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician - Steam Fitter

£24,811.34 per annum (plus approx. £3,000 to £4,000 in overtime & shift allowances)

Full-time, Permanent

Are you a qualified mechanical fitter or mechanic working on heavy plant or steam engines in a rail, power station or workshop environment?  Would you like to repair and maintain heritage steam locomotives? Would you like to play a role in helping one of the country’s leading heritage railways provide a magical experience for our visitors?

Yes ……. Then this could be the job for you!

You will work in a team repairing and maintaining the fleet of heritage steam traction and other rolling stock belonging to or operated by the N.Y.M.R. and work in line with maintenance policy and plans to meet the needs and demands of the timetabled services on a busy operating heritage railway.

Main duties

  • Steam fitting to maintain a fleet of heritage locomotives for the operational needs of the N.Y.M.R.
  • Working on restoration projects and locomotive rebuilds.
  • Bench fitting tasks as required.
  • Both working to drawings and taking measurements from locomotives including monitoring wear.
  • Overhauling and assembling valves.
  • Working and fault finding on Steam, oil, electrical and air/vacuum systems.
  • Examine locomotives to Network Rail standards.
  • Perform fitness to run exams on locomotives.
  • Day to day running repairs and routine maintenance and adjustments.
  • Working on other vehicles and projects as required by the N.Y.M.R.
  • Working with on-site plant and machinery.

Person Specification - Essential

  • Experience working as a mechanical fitter or mechanic on heavy plant or Steam engines in a rail, power station or workshop environment.
  • Apprentice trained/Level 3 in Engineering

Person SpecificationDesirable

  • Higher level Engineering.
  • Telehandler License.

Working hours during the Operating season (April to October) including some weekends and Bank Holidays as part of the duty fitting team. (Rotating, non-consecutive shifts – 7 days on early shift- 5 am to 1 pm - Sunday to Saturday: 5 days on day shift – 7 am to 3 pm or 9 am to 5 pm – Monday to Friday – could have 2 or 3 consecutive weeks of day shift; 7 days on late shift – 12 noon to 8 pm – Sunday to Saturday). During Winter maintenance, working Monday to Friday 7 am to 3 pm or 9 am to 5 pm.

Benefits: At NYMR we value our staff and consider the work life balance, health and wellbeing a priority. In return NYMR offer the following benefits.

  • Free membership of “Health Assured” Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Annual Holiday that exceeds the Statutory minimum and an additional 5 days accrued in line with years of service.
  • Company sick pay policy available after 1 years' service.
  • 12 complimentary tickets per year between 1st March & 28th February.
  • Spouse Travel Pass (£5 per year).
  • Free Travel on NYMR services.
  • 30% Discount in our Catering Outlets.
  • 10% Discount in our Retail Outlets
  • Can claim free membership of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway Trust.
  • can apply for a Rail Staff Leisure Card on the National Rail Network, giving you up to a 75% discount on some fares.
  • Can apply for a Heritage Railway Association's Privilege Pass

If you would like any further information, please e-mail Nick Simpson, MPD Manager at [email protected]

TO APPLY: Please read the Job Profile before completing the application form and then send it to [email protected] before the advertised closing date.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing date: 16th June 2024