Contact Details
Lorna Lock [email protected]
Published: 19 July 2021 Closing Date: 26 July 2021 Contract Type: Part-time

Temporary Assistant Steam Locomotive Fitter


The role

As an Assistant Steam Locomotive Fitter you will play the important role of ensuring there are a sufficient availability and serviceability of steam Locomotives.


You will have the opportunity to put your engineering skills to use through carrying out the maintenance, repair. Working as part of a team, you will follow required procedures to complete maintenance, repairs and examinations to a high standard and often to a tight deadline. Ensuring engineering hygiene and promoting the benefits of a clean and safe environment will also be key aspects of the role.


Working within our Locomotive, Carriage and Wagon Dept. you will have the opportunity to gain a unique insight into the technical aspects of operating our heritage railway and working within a ‘volunteer led’ organisation with a strong focus on improving services.


The person

Have experience of repairing and maintaining in a mechanical engineering environment.


Someone mechanically minded & has experience with hand and power tools.


Ideally, but not essential, technical competence in repairing and maintaining heritage rolling stock including running gear, braking systems, lighting and electrical systems, train heating systems, bodywork, glazing and upholstery.


Educated to GCSE level or equivalent with a minimum of 3 subjects, including Maths and English.

Self-reliant but also a team player with a positive attitude to working with both volunteers and staff to solve problems constructively. A ‘can-do’ attitude along with an honest and pragmatic approach to work.