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Freight Train Drivers

Qualified Freight Train Drivers

Permanent (36 hours per week)

Newcastle, Carlisle, Liverpool and Doncaster

£55,000-£60,000 salary (Job Use Van, Fuel Card & Mobile Phone)

Our client is currently sourcing qualified Freight Train Drivers on a permanent basis for their Newcastle, Carlisle, Liverpool and Doncaster depots.

Reporting to the Delivery Manager the main purpose of the role is to undertake the safe and efficient driving and operation of trains as directed on weekly roster and diagrams.

Other responsibilities

* Responsible for the safe, efficient and productive operation of freight trains.

* Carry out train driving duties in accordance with laid down procedures.

* Ensure safety of the line and all employees and public that may be affected by the operation of trains.

* Undertake locomotive preparation and disposal duties, and fuel locomotives when required.

* Undertake in-service locomotive, train fault-finding, and assist in repairs where competent.

* Record and report locomotive and train defects in accordance with Rulebook and Company Procedures

* Prepare locomotives for service.

* Undertake train preparation/train “in service” freight examination and loads examination duties.

* Carry out the “simplified” brake test as directed.

* Undertake route learning as directed and sign for routes after sufficient time for learning.

* Assist maintenance staff and undertake “weekly” locomotive exams as required

* Work various shift patterns including nights, weekends and bank holidays.

* Must be prepared to lodge away from home, when required.

* Ensure the highest level of professionalism when dealing with other individuals within the company, clients and members of the public.

* As you will expect the organization may change from time to time and you will be expected to meet the operational requirements.

Experience/skills required

* Appropriate traction knowledge

* Freight rules & regulations

* Route knowledge

* Basic wagon knowledge

* Personal Track Safety

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