Property Electrical Technician

West Midlands Trains
14th September 2022
4th October 2022
Milton Keynes
Job Type
Salary (£)
South East


As part of the Abellio Group, West Midlands Trains delivers around 1,300 train journeys a day, for more than 60 million passengers a year, across our two brands - West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway.

We are committed to delivering a safe and reliable train service, by investing in our fleet of trains, stations and employees. As part of this investment we are looking to recruit a Property Electrical Technician on a full-time, permanent basis, based in Milton Keynes.

What does the job involve?

  • Carry out planned and reactive maintenance activities between Northampton and Watford including stations, depots and administration buildings.
  • Maintenance of specialist depot equipment including Wash Plants, CET, Fuelling systems and other depot plant and equipment at Bletchley and Camden
  • Complete all maintenance tasks that are issued, within own competence.
  • Complete reactive and planned works in a safe manner to a high-quality standard.
  • Communicate with staff and passengers in a professional, polite and helpful manner.
  • Support and assist colleagues in the execution of their works.
  • Complete detailed reports within the CAFM system, ensuring labour hours, materials used and work carried out are recorded, along with any remedial works required.
  • Work unsupervised and use own initiative whilst managing own workload.
  • Ensure all work carried out is compliant with the required legislation and standards.
  • Carry out all work in a tidy manner and adhere to all company’s health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Achieve and maintain competence required as identified in the Property Competence Management System, including completing qualifications, training, familiarisation, assessments and refreshers as appropriate.

What skills and experience do I need to do the job?

  • Time served as electrical or mechanical maintenance apprentice (or equivalent), with equivalent trade qualification.
  • GCSE level 4 / grade C or above in Math’s and English (or equivalent)
  • 18th Edition IET wiring regulations, or willingness and ability to complete qualification to achieve.
  • Knowledge of maintenance on industrial plant equipment.
  • Experience of working in an industrial maintenance environment.
  • Able to interpret and understand operating and technical manuals.
  • Working knowledge of COSHH, working at height & manual handling regulations.
  • Able to work on your own initiative.
  • Ability to recognise internal and external customer requirements, and interact professionally with all stakeholders
  • Good communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Work well independently and in a team.
  • Basic IT skills (including email) and experience of using computer aided facilities management systems and associated devices
  • Hold a full UK driving license with no more than 6 points.

What are the salary and benefits?

  • Salary of £39,355 per annum
  • A rise in salary following additional training
  • Final salary pension – one of the best pension schemes available
  • Free travel on all our trains and those of other train companies within our parent group company - for you, your partner and any dependent children
  • 75% off all other train company travel tickets
  • Retail discounts
  • Career development opportunities
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