Wheel Lathe Operator / Maintenance Team Member

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Date: 25-Jan-2023

Location: Wembley, GB

Company: Alstom

Req ID: 376987     

Location: Wembley

Appointment Basis: Permanent

Salary: c. £34K+ 18.5% shift allowance + London Weighting Allowance + Benefits (£47,429)


Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide

Are you seeking to enhance your career and join us on our journey as our Wheel Lathe Operator on a permanent basis and make your mark with a globally renowned organisation in the rail sector? The Wheel Lathe Operator/ Maintenance Team Member is a key integral role which requires you to work part of a team to ensure that the fleet is serviced and maintained in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner, whilst constantly seeking to improve quality.



What That Means Day To Day

You’ll be part of Alstom where you will be Forklift driving, sanding, chlorinating water points. Other aspects of the role include:

  • Fuelling and system top up.
  • General depot duties e.g.: Line of Routes.
  • Primary fault finding/reporting.
  • Basic maintenance competency e.g.: side skirt cleans, brake pads, block changes etc.
  • Gritting of walkways in severe weather conditions and/or exceptional circumstances.
  • Depot cleaning/general housekeeping
  • Driving company vehicles if certified.
  • Taking of fuel meter readings off rail vehicles.
  • Train cleaning by exception
  • Crane driving and lifting equipment where training has been provided and competent.
  • Mentoring others as and when required.
  • Corrective/ Preventative maintenance (Electrical or Mechanical, Coach Repairing & Plumbing)
  • Secondary fault finding.


Depot or fleet specific requirements where required:

  • To be Authorised person where required
  • Wheel Lathe Operator
  • Workshop repairs
  • Understand and abide by safety notices, rules & regulations and follow safe working practices, H&SAWA and COSHH.
  • Work in conjunction with Alstom’s lifesaving rules.
  • Comply with and enforce Alstom’s Zero Deviation Policy (AZDP).


Who We’re Looking For


At Alstom we are agile, inclusive and responsible in everything we do. These principles form our values and behaviours and are an essential component of our assessment process and are fundamental qualities that we seek for all roles. We are highly interested if you have:

  • Ideally a strong Mechanical Engineering background and a foundation in sub system engineering which would benefit from a strong experience of Braking systems.



What we offer


We offer a highly competitive starting salary of c. £33K with a Total Target Compensation equating to £47,429 and 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to increase this to 30 days, healthcare, life assurance, an excellent company-contributed pension scheme, and a wide range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your life-style.




Application Process


The talent team are reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and the role will close as soon as a suitable person has successfully passed the assessment process. To be considered please send in your application as early as possible


We value inquisitive, innovative and motivated people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable.


Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  We aim to have a welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals, of different ages, genders, ethnicities, disability, LGBT, religion and/or belief.


As a 'Disability Confident' employer, we will interview all disabled job applicants who match the essential criteria of the job description or specification: if you require any reasonable adjustments, please let us know.



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