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Job Description

Rail track maintenance workers inspect and repair railway tracks, bridges, tunnels, gates, signals, stations and viaducts.

They use hand tools, pneumatic drills and welding equipment and for major repairs and laying new track - heavy machinery.

Entry Requirements

Experience as mechanical fitter or electrician - you could start with an apprenticeships for network rail.

BTEC / HND courses in engineering/mechanics/mechanical engineering could be beneficial.

Required Skills

  • Good level of fitness
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Good problem solving abilities
  • An awareness of health and safety procedures
  • Flexibility to be able to cover shifts, including weekends

Starting Salary

£18,000 to £34,000

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