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Steam Loco Engineering Fitter

Following a re-structure to the Traction & Rolling Stock Department a vacancy has arisen for the position of Steam Traction Fitter. We are looking for a dynamic and driven individual to become a member of our Steam Traction Engineering team to carry out running maintenance and repair of our steam locomotive fleet.

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

  • At least 3 to 5 years’ experience carrying out running repairs and maintenance on steam locomotives.
  • Knowledge of maintenance requirements for Steam Loco Boilers, washouts, boiler examination, plugs and fittings.
  • Preferably time served apprenticeship / NVQ level 2 or 3
  • Machining Skills, Welding Skills and ability to read and follow drawings for limits and fits.
  • Must be able to show they can work to timescales and deadlines & Carry out safety critical work on all types of Traction and Rolling Stock
  • Must be able to demonstrate good standard of work and work safely as a team or individual.
  • Show Ability to work well within the team and aid with team motivation and production of the company’s projects.
  • To undertake repair, overhaul of safety critical components to the recognised company or BR standards within limits and fits laid down.
  • To repair and carry out planned maintenance on steam locomotive(s) as directed Steam Traction Engineering Manager or nominated deputies.
  • To undertake restoration and overhaul works on steam traction units as directed by line manager or supervisor.
  • To assist with training of staff and volunteers with new skills to enable them to work more effectively as a team.

The closing date for applications for this position is Friday 30th November

The salary is 20.7K Per annum. Hours are nominally 38 hours per week and holiday entitlement is 28 days including Statutory Holidays.

Full job description is available on request.

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

Please send a CV to Matthew Hainsworth by email to matt.hainsworth@eastlancsrailway.co.uk

Diesel Traction Engineering Manager

Following a re-structure to the Traction & Rolling Stock Department a vacancy has arisen for the position of Diesel Traction Engineering Manager . We are looking for a dynamic and driven individual to develop our diesel fleet maintenance team and to carry overall fleet management of our large diesel fleet.

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

  • Initially the post will be almost fully hands on work, carrying out day to day maintenance and key safety examinations prior to service. A fitter will be appointed to work with successful applicant in near future.
  • Update fleet management programs with repairs, and exam information, deferred defects and liaising with owning groups of third-party vehicles.
  • Ensure vehicles are maintained to the criteria laid down within ELR procedures.
  • Maintain stocks of lubricants, brake blocks, and consumables for day to day diesel traction maintenance activities.
  • Develop and create robust processes to ensure integrity and safety of third-party vehicles does introduce risk to the business.
  • To ensure that sufficient vehicles are available to run the business plus back up arrangements for all operating days.
  • To liaise with loco owners to ensure needs of the railway and owners are met, and to co ordinate use of company facilities to enable repair works and maintenance is completed.
  • To co-ordinate loco rostering and maintenance requirements with co-operation of the Diesel Ops Manager for crew rostering purposes.
  • To ensure conditions of vehicle operating agreements are met and adhered to.
  • To develop in collaboration with Head of Engineering diesel traction maintenance procedures and relevant safety documentation as part of Safety Management System.
  • To ensure all mandatory inspections for pressure vessels and NDT testing of axles at prescribed periodicity for all vehicles used in passenger service.
  • To ensure all running fleet maintenance is kept within guidelines of departmental budget.
  • To develop 7-day coverage for Diesel Traction duty fitter/team leader to enable volunteer staff at weekend to become involved with vehicle repair and restoration projects.
  • To ensure all work completed is properly recorded and auditable and all overhaul work is carried out to planned scope of work.
  • Ability to drive and operate a large variety of diesel traction would be advantageous but not essential.

The closing date for applications for this position is Friday 30th November

The salary is negotiable depending on experience. Hours are nominally 38 hours per week and holiday entitlement is 28 days including Statutory Holidays.

Full job description is available on request.

If you think this job is for you and you can aid the railway and the Carriage & Wagon 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

Director of Customer Services (Volunteer)

The successful promotion and development of customer care facilities and customer experiences has been an important aspect of making the East Lancashire Railway one of the North West’s most popular leisure and heritage destinations, attracting around 200,000 visitors annually. To keep a sharp focus on improving the customer experience the ELR Board have created this post to champion customer services.

The Director of Customer Services, working alongside the Passenger Services and Commercial Department, is responsible for this crucial area of activity. Whilst effective oversight in the role will be key to delivering on the ELR’s business objectives, the post holder will also be required to maintain a relationship with Chairman, General Manager and those ‘front-line’ colleagues that promote customer care to ensure that they can successfully deliver the day-to-day management of this new department.

If you have he skill, experience and time to represent and champion customer services and would like to know more, and receive a copy of the job description, please contact Mike Kelly, Chair of ELLRCo.

E-mail to chair@eastlancsrailway.co.uk

Infrastructure Director (Volunteer)

The maintenance of the East Lancashire Railway’s infrastructure is a safety critical function ensuring all operational aspects of running trains are safe at all times.

The Infrastructure Director, working with Signalling and Permanent Way Heads of Service, is 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 also required to maintain a relationship with the Chairman, General Manager and those ‘front-line’ colleagues that promote autonomy and entrustment of authority to successfully deliver the day-to-day management of this new department.

If you have the skill, experience and time to represent and support our front-line P Way and Signalling teams and would like to know more, and receive a copy of the job description, please contact Mike Kelly, Chair of ELLRCo.

E-mail to chair@eastlancsrailway.co.uk

Carriage & Wagon Restoration Fitter

Following a re-structure to the Traction & Rolling Stock Department a vacancy has arisen for the position of Carriage & Wagon Restoration Team Fitter. We are looking for a dynamic and driven individual to become a member of our Carriage & Wagon team to aid with restoration works on our large fleet of coaching stock.

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

  • At least 5 years’ experience working within a team carrying out repairs, rebuilding of vehicle bodies and interior.
  • To be able to assess and report vehicle condition, ensuring safety of the vehicle and users is paramount.
  • Recognised apprenticeship or appropriate vocational training, NVQ level 3 or similar.
  • Basic wood working skills would be advantageous.
  • To aid and assist with routine maintenance and repair of BR Mark 1 coaching stock or similar.
  • To be willing to learn, key fabricating and welding skills to aid with vehicle repair and restoration.
  • To be willing to learn key skills in terms of maintenance and overhaul of safety critical components.
  • To assist with training of staff and volunteers with new skills to enable them to work more effectively as a team.
  • Some weekend work will be required to ensure coverage of staff during operating periods.
  • Railway engineering back ground would be advantageous but not essential

The closing date for applications for this position is Friday 30th November 2018.

The salary is £20.7K per annum. Hours are nominally 38 hours per week and holiday entitlement is 28 days including Statutory Holidays.

Full job description is available on request.

If you think this job is for you and you can aid the railway and the Carriage & Wagon 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

Dining Train Staff

The Role:

To provide a friendly and efficient service within the bar, dispensing orders accurately, with courtesy to the standard required according to legislation.

Objectives:

  • To report for duty on time and in the correct uniform
  • To ensure that the bar area is kept clean at all times
  • Follow rigidly and observe all hygiene regulations
  • Ensure the accuracy of all floats by checking them and reporting irregularities
  • You are responsible for the efficient dispensing and servicing of drinks and food if required
  • To carry out Customer Relations Policy
  • To communicate our services and facilities to guests as required
  • To deal with any customer complaints in a professional manner and to notify management of these
  • To ensure that the guests’ needs and requirements are met
  • To ensure a high standard of personal hygiene and grooming
  • To ensure that all reasonable care is taken for the health and safety of yourself, other employees, guests and other persons on the premises
  • To attend a safety course supplied by the East Lancashire Railway
  • To observe all safety procedures and rules
  • To report and where possible take action on incidents of accidents or damage
  • To attend all training courses as notified to you by management
  • To carry out any other duties as may be notified to you by management
  • To ensure that all fire routes are kept clear at all times
  • To be aware and comply with company policy regarding: Fire, Health & Safety, Hygiene, Food Hygiene, Customer Care & Security
  • To read, understand and comply with your responsibilities as defined in the Health & Safety Statement and Staff Handbook

Occasional Duties:

  • To attend meeting/training sessions as required
  • To carry out any other reasonable request made by Management
  • During peak times it may be necessary to work in other similar related departments ie events, food service, bar work etc

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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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.

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