Vacancy: Engineering Technician (Steam Locomotive & Coach Fitter)
The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (A1SLT) is recruiting again and is seeking an Engineering
Technician (Steam Locomotive & Coach Fitter).
A1SLT is the UK’s premier organisation for the building of brand new full-size steam
locomotives and is now seeking a further Engineering Technician to join the team.
We require an additional locomotive fitter to join our engineering team in the role of
Engineering Technician. This critical role will assist with the delivery of operational and
planned maintenance and repair work arising on new build locomotive, Peppercorn class A1
No. 60163 Tornado and Mk I support coaches BCK 21249 and BSK 35457 in operation
on the main line and preserved railways. Additionally, this role will be required to undertake
construction work and subsequent planned maintenance of the second locomotive, Gresley
class P2 No. 2007 Prince of Wales being constructed now by the Trust.
The successful applicant will have a good knowledge of steam locomotive maintenance and
repair. Experience of mainline steam locomotive operation would be an advantage. The role
delivers engineering activity as part of planned and scheduled maintenance as well as basic
administration and IT skills.
Although the role will be part of the team based in Darlington, where the company has
dedicated workshop facilities, and is developing purpose built running maintenance and
construction facilities on a new site, it is primarily focussed on the maintenance and
operation of Tornado, wherever that may be from main line depots to Heritage locations
around the UK. There will be a need for extensive travel and time away from home,
including weekend work.
• Basic knowledge of the rail environment and need for safety
• Good mechanical and electrical skills, with experience of routine boiler
maintenance and steam locomotive fittings
• Experience of working in a safety critical environment
• A team player, conscientious, reliable, flexible and hard working
• Good communication skills, both in person and in writing
• Good basic IT skills; familiar with MS Office toolset.
• Demonstration of competence (or relevant experience) of, or equivalent to, NVQ in
Rail Engineering, Traction and Rolling Stock Level 2. Formal qualifications to this are
level desirable but not essential
• Current footplate competence as a Fireman, Cleaner or Footplate Trainee.
• Current Sentinel Card holder or TOC PTS. Must meet the minimum
standards of NR medical and be able to achieve full PTS during the
• Willing and able to drive.
Salary subject to negotiation based on skills and experience.
Is this for you?
For further information, a copy of the job description or to apply please contact
. Applications must include a covering letter explaining why you
are interested in the role and how your experience and skills match the demands of this
position. Applicants must also include an up to date CV. Candidates called for interview will
be asked for two references to support their application.
Applications must be received by 12th August 2021 and selected candidates will be called for
interview in the first or second week of September 2021.