Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician

Carriage Fitter

Based in Pickering

£24,088.68 per annum Full-time, Permanent

Do you have experience working in a time-served practical maintenance or workshop role? Are you interested in using your skills and experience to keep our heritage carriages running? Would you like to be a part of maintaining and building on our reputation as one of the UK’s premier heritage railways?

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

You will work in a team overhauling, repairing, and maintaining heritage traction and rolling stock to Network Rail standards to enable NYMR to preserve its rail heritage and provide a first-class visitor experience. There will be the need to work some weekends and bank holidays in the main operating season.

Main duties

  • Maintain a running fleet of heritage carriages, wagons, and bogies, capable of meeting the needs of the operating department by repairing and servicing steam heating systems, vacuum brake systems, 24-volt electrics and carriage framework.
  • Carry out heavy overhauls, to Network Rail standards, on out of traffic heritage carriages, wagons, and bogies to return them to operational condition by overhauling steam heating systems, vacuum brake systems, 24-volt electrics and carriage framework.
  • Conduct Fitness to Run exams at Pickering and Grosmont.
  • Perform shunting operations if required.
  • Work on other vehicles as required.
  • Work some weekends and Bank Holidays when required.

Person Specification - Essential

  • Experience in a practical maintenance or workshop role.
  • Time served with a Level 2 in an engineering or electrical subject.
  • UK Driving license

Person Specification  Desirable

  • Experience working as a fitter in the rail or heritage rail sector.
  • Level 3 or above in an engineering or electrical subject

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 Sam Maitland-Cumbor, Carriage & Wagon Manager on [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.

Closing Date: 30th June 2024