Technical Riding Inspector

About the role:

We are looking to recruit a Traction Riding Inspector; in this role you will carry out call outs to failed trains and assist in improving the reliability of our trains. This includes servicing, maintaining, fault finding and repairs of our rolling stock. Additionally, ensuring that all requirements and targets are met, this includes continuously reviewing and improving the processes.

You will be reporting into the Production Manager and undertaking any work as required, subject to competence, working as part of a team to ensure our customers get the best possible service through excellently maintained fleet.

Key Responsibilities:
*Attend call outs to failed trains
*Go to outstations to complete repairs or fault finding diagnostics 
*Ensure compliance with all working instructions, standards and rules and regulations
*Assist in the refuelling and service of our trains in various depots
*Contribute to improving the reliability of our new trains fleet
*Write reports and provide feedback to other colleagues

About you:

We are looking for highly motivated, reliable, and hardworking individuals. To fulfil this your greatest strength will be working as part of a team and strong electrical and mechanical skills. Applicants should have the practical ability and understanding of maintenance, repair and overhaul of heavy equipment and/or machinery. You will be an excellent communicator and have good organisational abilities.

You should also be able to demonstrate the following:
*Previous experience working on train systems, including electrics, hydraulics, air systems, diesel engines and fault finding.
*Apprentice trained or NVQ level 3 - Electrical qualification and experience preferred
*Be flexible, versatile and have ability to successfully complete further competency training as required
*Self management and prioritisation skills
*Work as part of a team also and as an individual to achieve workload and show initiative where necessary.   
*Adhere to working and safety instructions
*Good communication skills
*It is desirable to have an understanding of COSSH safety related instructions

About Northern:

We are transforming and we are on the lookout for smart, forward thinking and motivated people to join us on our journey. You'll help us to grow our business during this exciting time, shaping rail travel in the North and providing our customers with a service to be proud of. If this sounds like you, then you're in the right place. We've got lots of great things planned and we need more like-minded people, contributing fresh ideas, passion and commitment to bring our vision to life. You'll be joining a business that values its people, where hard work is rewarded, and development and progression ensure we retain and attract the very best talent. Northern plays a vital role in the north of England by connecting tens of thousands of people to work, leisure, education and more every day. Our aim is to connect people to opportunities by providing a reliable and friendly train service. We have made significant progress since we started but there is much more that we want to achieve.

Benefits and Rewards:

By working as part of the Northern team, you will receive the following benefits:
*Free Travel on Northern services for you and your family*
*75% discount on all other Train Operating Companies leisure services*
*Pension Scheme *A generous holiday entitlement
*Maternity and Paternity Benefits - above the statutory minimum
*Full uniform for frontline facing roles
*Employee Assistance Programme - operating 24/7, giving a wide range of advice, support and useful information for employees
*And many more!
*Terms and conditions apply

Our selection Process:

Our selection processes are designed to make joining Northern as smooth as possible, it not only provides us with the information we need to decide whether you're the right person to deliver a great service to our customers, but also to make sure we're also the right team for you. Northern is an equal opportunities employer and a promoter of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Your on-line application:

The first thing you need to do is complete our online application form and tell us a little bit more about yourself. Once we have all your details, we will be back in touch to let you know what to expect.