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Rail Sidings Operative

Job Introduction

Are you a passionate and dynamic Rail Sidings Operative looking for your next role?  Or do you have a heavy industry background and this a role you would like to move into?  The please read on!

At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters.  We want to get to know you.  If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer. 

We are currently looking for a Rail Sidings Operative to join our friendly team based at Barrow upon Soar; fully supporting our Mountsorrel Quarry, Quorn, near to Loughborough in Leicestershire which is the largest Granite Quarry’s in Europe.  This role is commutable from Loughborough, Leicester, Nottingham, Coalville, Shepshed, Syston, Melton Mowbray, Derby, Swadlincote, Oakham and the surrounding areas.

Here at Tarmac, we are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds, therefore prior experience in a Rail environment isn’t always necessary for success.

Please note this is a NIGHT SHIFT position where start times will be either 17:30 or 20:00 to meet with our planned production and rail schedules.

Role Responsibility

The successful candidate for the role of Rail Sidings Operative will have a wide range of responsibilities including (not exhaustive):

  • Train loading on time and in full
  • Shunting Operations and Locomotive Driving
  • Rail, Rail Track and Plant inspections
  • Operating Mobile and Fixed Plant on site in support of the wider business requirements
  • Key involvement in all rail movement and activities
  • Assist with any failures in the delivery of the operation with the support of our operations and production teams
  • Exceptional time management is essential
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the business you're working for by identifying and taking ownership of opportunities for improvement to the processes you use, the services you will provide and the values you can add to the business

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for our role of Rail Sidings Operative will be able to demonstrate, or be willing to complete training for:

  • Secondary school education, GCSE’s etc or equivalent
  • NVQ/QCF level 2 in rail operations or industry equivalent – would prove highly beneficial; although training to achieve this qualification will be given to the successful applicant if required
  • Background in Rail Operations - Shunting / Driving preferred
  • Computer literate
  • Mechanical knowledge
  • Experience of working within a busy environment is advantageous as is the ability to work with multiple colleagues and suppliers

Why Us

In addition to the role of Rail Sidings Operative we offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives, and benefits:

  • Bonus scheme 
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement 
  • Contributory pension scheme 
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc. 
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice 
  • Access to join our Employee Communities (employee networks) we currently have nine communities inc. (REACH) Religious, Ethnic, Cultural Heritage, LGBTQ+, Parents & Carers, Ability, Wellbeing, Female Voice, and Menopause
  • Training and development opportunities 

Interested? Why not click here to find out more?  Go on… are you ready to build your future?

Tarmac is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when this happens we sometimes bring the published closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment

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