Freight Shunter/ Rail Operator
Location: London

Role type: Fixed Term Contract
Hours: 40 hours per week
Contract duration: 6 months

Salary: £37,717 + standard benefits + £30 per day travel allowance + accommodation (if necessary)


We looking for a Rail Operator /Freight Shunting Operative to be based in Plumstead London. Working a shift based roster on a nominal 40 hours per week, a Rail Operator will receive a basic salary of £37,717 per annum plus staff benefits. It is essential that you have freight shunting experience (companies like: Colas, DB, Freightliner, Victa, Reliable, GBRf)

Key responsibilities:
Responsible for the safe preparation of the rail freight services as well as operation of a variety of traction within an off-network marshalling yard. The successful candidates will marshal and dispatch trains in a safe, punctual and efficient manner in accordance with Railway rules and regulations, as well as operate locomotives under shunting arrangements in line with the same standards. Liaising Train Managers (Drivers), signallers and contractor representatives you will ensure customer requirements are met and trains are prepared efficiently to time. Lastly, the successful candidate will be required to undertake up to 8 weeks of training to acquire the required competencies and demonstrate their ability to work to the expected standards

Key Criteria:
Previous operational / Ground staff / shunting experience within the Freight industry
Experience in a physical and safety critical role
Customer focused with experience gained in a Customer facing environment
Fast learner, both hands on and in a class room setting
Able to multi-task and make quick decisions for short notice changes to train plans.
Ability to work independently and on your own initiative.
Excellent and clear communication skills to relay important safety messages to your colleagues.
Safety conscious and ability to remain calm in an event of an emergency situation.
Flexible attitude to working hours as this is a shift based role on a nominal 40 hour week over 7 days per week.
A clean full UK driving licence

If interested please call Chantal Byatt on 0208 102 0073 or e-mail cbyatt@resourcing-solutions.com


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