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Job Introduction

This opportunity sits in Supply Chain Operations (SCO), a division of Route Services that procures safe, sustainable, products and services that are in turn used to improve and enhance the rail infrastructure across Britain. SCO aims to deliver excellent value and service to our customers, helping the rail industry to work together to deliver a more cost-effective railway.

Our extensive supply chain network plays a crucial role in helping to run a safe and efficient railway.

Every year we:

  • Buy and deliver 2,000km of rail and 2.5 million tonnes of ballast.
  • Operate 1,200 rail vehicles.

Behind the scenes we:

  • Process £7,000,000,000 of payments.
  • Handle over 23,000 IT helpdesk calls.

Every year:

  • Mechanical and electrical locking fitters maintain 468 signal boxes and 387 ground frames.
  • Operational property helpdesk process over 200,000 calls.

Main Responsibility

As a trained and competent Operator of the welding plant and equipment your typical day will see multiple rail welding activities using specific plant and equipment (of which you will be trained on). 

You will be expected to operate and adhere to all safe working practices. The operations are primarily based inside and you will be open to the elements.  You will also be trained on loading operations.

The Ideal Candidate

Will  hold the following:

  • Personal Track Safety, and other competencies to support work activities
  • Working knowledge of depot safety rules and regulations
  • Working knowledge of factors and activities critical to depot and worksite management
  • Be competent in other depot activities based on business needs.
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Good communication skills and a customer focussed approach

Package Description

This position is based at our Eastleigh Depot.

Salary range:  £26,000 - £28,000 per annum

At Network rail you will have a clear development path, access to training and enjoy a range of employee benefits, such as; up to 28 days annual leave, rail subsidies, a range of pension options, flexible and agile working arrangements, discounts on shopping, gym memberships and much more.

Closing date: 5th November 2021

Click ‘apply for this job’ to apply. If you would like to speak the hiring manager, please contact Craig.perry@networkrail.co.uk


About the Company

We’re an organisation where people matter. We matter to millions.

Our role is to run a safe, reliable and efficient railway, serving customers and communities. We exist to get people and goods where they need to be and to support our country’s economic prosperity. Safety is our number one priority. 

We're undertaking an ambitious change. Our vision is Putting Passengers First - becoming a company that is on the side of passengers and freight users.

As one of the UK’s leading equal opportunities employers, our values and the way we behave is important to us and we have created an environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution. We have seven employee networks that provide fantastic support, opportunities and development for applicants from all backgrounds. Click here for more information


Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

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