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Steam Traction Engineering Manager

Job Title: Steam Traction Engineering Manager

Salary: Negotiable, depending on experience

Hours: 38 hours per week

Closing Date: 6 July 2018

Other: The position holder will be required to be on call for one weekend out of four to act as senior manager for engineering emergencies outside normal working hours.

Following a re-structure to the Traction & Rolling Stock Department a vacancy has arisen for the position of Steam Traction Engineering Manager on the East Lancashire Railway. The railway is looking for an experienced, motivated and personable engineer with an in depth knowledge of steam locomotive maintenance and overhaul principles, focussed on team building within the department.

We are looking for an individual who will strive to improve reliability, safety, production and morale of both paid and volunteer staff within the Steam Traction Engineering department and increase volunteer input to meet the increasing demands for steam traction on the railway.

Some of the Key Requirements for the post are as follows:

  • At least 10 years’ experience working within a team carrying out steam locomotive overhaul and routine maintenance on the shop floor with supervisory experience.
  • Recognised apprenticeship or appropriate vocational training, HNC/degree/NVQ level 5, training or experience in supervisory capacity.
  • Excellent knowledge of locomotive boiler construction and repair methods with the legal requirements Pressure System Safety Regulations 2000 to be enforced.
  • Must be driven to enhance and maintain safe working practices, housekeeping, documentation, staff welfare and skill competencies and continual assessment of such.
  • Introduce in line with other departmental heads 7 day a week coverage of fitting staff to ensure defects are dealt with in a timely and safe manner. Also to encourage weekend volunteers to become involved with key projects and objectives for the departments.
  • To plan and execute a planned and predictive maintenance scheme to ensure that all steam locomotive assets at the East Lancashire Railway are maintained to a high standard of operation, availability and safety, eEnsuring all work is accurately completed, documented and filed in an auditable state.
  • To produce a key plan for training of apprentices ensuring all relevant modules of NVQ qualifications are catered for and provision of mentoring staff to pass on key skills to the apprentices.

If you think this job is for you and you can aid the railway and the steam traction department to meet its objectives, then we will be pleased to hear from you.

Please send a CV to Lee Kenny by email to lee.kenny@eastlancsrailway.co.uk by 6 July 2018.

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Carriage & Wagon Fitter

Job Title: Carriage & Wagon Fitter

Salary: £20,700 per annum

Hours: 38 hours per week

Closing Date: 6 July 2018

Following a re-structure to the Traction & Rolling Stock Department a vacancy has arisen for the position of Carriage & Wagon Fitter. We are looking for a dynamic and driven individual to become a member of our Carriage & Wagon team to aid with routine maintenance, repairs and restoration work on our extensive fleet of carriages and wagons.

Some of the Key Requirements for the post are as follows:

  • At least 5 years’ experience working within a team carrying out repairs and maintenance on British Rail Mark 1 coaches or working in a similar background.
  • Recognised apprenticeship or appropriate vocational training, NVQ level 3 or similar.
  • Must have knowledge of vacuum braking systems repair and overhaul of such items.
  • To carry out bogie repairs, overhaul, brake rigging component machining and fitting of new or overhauled components.
  • To undertake duties of Carriage & Wagon Maintenance Foreman in their absence for all running fleet vehicles of those not under restoration.
  • To be able to assess and inspect underframe structures. identifying areas that are weakened with age and corrosion and report them to relevant persons.
  • To assist with training of staff and volunteers with new skills to enable them to work more effectively as a team.
  • To carry out lifting and inspection of rolling stock as planned by Carriage & Wagon maintenance team.

If you think this job is for you and you can aid the railway and the steam traction department to meet its objectives, then we will be pleased to hear from you.

Please send a CV to Lee Kenny by email to lee.kenny@eastlancsrailway.co.uk by 6 July 2018.

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Carriage & Wagon Painter/Exterior Restorer

Job Title: Carriage & Wagon Painter/Exterior Restorer

Salary: Negotiable, dependent on experience

Hours: 38 hours per week

Closing Date: 6 July 2018

Following a re-structure to the Traction & Rolling Stock Department a vacancy has arisen for the position of Carriage & Wagon Painter/Exterior Restorer to carry out essential preparation and interior and exterior painting on our extensive Mark 1 coaching stock fleet. We are looking for a dynamic and driven individual to become a member of our Carriage & Wagon restoration team.

If you think this job is for you and you can aid the railway and the steam traction department to meet its objectives, then we will be pleased to hear from you.

Please send a CV to Lee Kenny by email to lee.kenny@eastlancsrailway.co.uk by 6 July 2018.

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Commercial Assistant

As a Commercial Assistant you will be part of our front of house team ensuring that high levels of customer service are maintained whilst working as part of the Service Delivery Team.

You will be willing to work within the following teams, but not limited to, Catering, Events, Functions and on-board trains as a Steward for Cream Tea’s or even on board our Dining Train.

Within each department you could work as a Catering Assistant, Birthday Party Host or event Support some of our many events, including Weddings – being flexible and able to undertake any role is an obvious advantage as we are looking for an all-rounder, someone willing to go that extra mile and is always able to have a smile their face. Experience isn’t necessary, but it helps if you have a background in some, if not all, in the areas mentioned above

All applicants need to note that this role is on a Casual Basis and will be Zero Hours. You will also be required to work a mixture of weekends and weekdays as per the needs of the business.

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There is no closing date for this role and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Infrastructure Director

We are currently looking to fill this important volunteer ELR Board vacancy.
The maintenance of the heritage railway’s infrastructure is a safety critical function ensuring all operational aspects of running trains is safe at all times.

The Infrastructure Director working with Signalling and Permanent Way managers/supervisors are responsible for this crucial infrastructure. Whilst effective oversight in the role will be key to delivering on the ELR’s business objectives the post holder will be required to maintain a relationship with Chairman, General Manager and those ‘front-line’ colleagues that promotes autonomy and entrustment of authority sufficient to successfully deliver the day-to-day management of the department.

Have you the skill, experience and time to represent and support our front-line P Way and Signalling departments? If you have and would like to know more please contact Mike Kelly, Chair of ELLRCo.

Call 0161 764 6955 or by e mail to chair@eastlancsrailway.co.uk

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