Technician - Wheel Lathe T3

Siemens Public Limited Company
08 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
We currently have a great opportunity for an experienced Technician to join the team at our brand new Depot at Three Bridges, Crawley as a Wheel Lathe Maintenance Technician. You will operate and maintain the wheel lathe and carry out associated activities that support the operation of the wheel lathe. What are my responsibilities? - Wheel reprofiling - Carry out post tyre turning examinations - Assist other team members with the development of technical skills - Maintain the wheel lathe and shunt vehicle - Maintain plant and equipment as required - Update and maintain the wheel set database and any other records, as directed by the Supervisor - Carrying out routine train maintenance and exam work when required to meet the production plan - Undertake any other duties as and when required - Accept a personal responsibility to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and of other persons who may be affected by their acts and omissions - Take reasonable care to avoid acts or omissions that could have an environmental impact - Ensure compliance with the BMS procedures relative to their position - Follow emergency procedures - Wear approved protective clothing and using safety equipment when required by health and safety regulations - Use all equipment provided safely and notifying local management of any observed deficiencies or defects as soon as they become apparent - Inform management of any changes in materials, plant or processes and of any new materials, plant or processes which become apparent in the course of work that may impact on safety or the environment - Inform management of any potential improvements that could improve Siemens environmental performance - Immediately inform management of any observed hazards, injuries or dangerous occurrences, which become apparent during work - Stop work when instructed to do so and only resume or commence work when instructed it is safe to do so - Report all safety and environmental incidents and accidents - Cooperate with the employer to ensure their statutory duties are fulfilled What do I need to qualify for the role? - Must have relevant experience in a mechanical/electrical engineering environment - Ability to complete all records of actions and operations accurately and to procedures - Understands and cares for tools, equipment and PPE as appropriate - Knowledge of Health and Safety including bio-hazards, manual handling and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) - Ability to use a laptop for diagnostic purposes - Ability to produce complex, analytical technical reports - Safety critically assessed The UK rail industry is growing at an exciting pace, and we're looking for more enthusiastic and skilled people to join 3000 other Siemens UK employees dedicated to finding ingenious ways of improving our transport network. Over the next three years the 1600 Siemens train carriages we currently have running on the country's rail network will double to more than 3300, as we deliver brand new rolling stock to the UK. Our commuter trains run on some of the busiest lines in and out of London for customers including South West Trains and London Midland, and our high speed trains for Eurostar make light work of travelling between London and the rest of Europe. Being behind the innovative technology and expertise that keeps people moving efficiently and safely is a responsibility we're very proud of, and our highly skilled maintenance teams are based at some of the most advanced depots in the UK and at customer-owned facilities, carrying out maintenance around the clock. To see the what goes on, visit We're currently delivering 1,140 brand new Desiro City train carriages for the Thameslink route, along with two brand new traincare depots at Three Bridges and Hornsey. And we've got our sights set on even more in the UK; from the New Tube for London project, High Speed 2 and the ongoing electrification of the railway in the North of England, the so-called 'Northern Powerhouse', it's a really exciting time to get on board with us. Recognising the skills requirements in rail that will be needed both now and in the future to deliver all of these improvements in passenger rail travel, in partnership with NSAR (National Skills Academy for Rail), we've invested in a state-of-the-art National Training Academy for Rail which will keep the UK at the forefront of Railway Engineering. We're also committed to supporting the communities that we work in through rail workshops at a local schools to excite children about STEM subjects, carrying out volunteering and supporting valuable charity work, as well as throwing open the doors to one of our traincare depots each year to the general public. You can see more about these here We're also delighted to support and sponsor London Transport Museum's Inspire Engineering programme and are an active member of the Young Rail Professionals and the Rail Industry Association. LI-RS