Welder

Welder

Location Wolverton, Milton Keynes
Job Type Permanent
Salary £23,000 - £25,000 per annum

Job Description

The company combines the experience and expertise of industry leading companies into one innovative and dynamic team, focused on driving technological improvements and high-quality solutions to meet the demands of our customers in the rail industry.

They are proud to bring together a unique team that has a wealth of experience in rail and other diverse industries. This team are dedicated to growing and diversifying the company through flexibility, partnership, collaboration with a forward-thinking can-do approach.

The company provides welding services for the rail industry, this includes welding of structural components on rail vehicles using various methods. Equipment used includes MIG welders but also Oxyacetylene and plasma cutters. All work is completed to recognised industry standards. The work required included cutting out sections, preparing the work area and welding in structural components by following verbal and written instructions. Skilled work which demands a standard of competence equal or equivalent to NVQ level 2 welding, or similar mechanical qualification. Necessitating either an apprenticeship to a trade or recognised training programme where an employee is required to be fully qualified in all parts of the trade and capable of producing work to the required standards, specification or finish expected of a craftsman. To perform defined tasks to written instructions and to be able to work to their own initiative to enable the Depot to provide a quality service to the business. This role requires an ability to work in both core and non-core trades. Successful candidates will be expected to complete a weld test to BS EN standards as a requirement for employment.

Responsibilities:
• Work as directed by your Line Manager or team leader.
• Undertake all tasks of own trade and noncore activities of other dissimilar trades and maybe required instructing others.
• Ability to prioritise own work.
• Advise and inform of any defects found in the course of your duties.
• Complete necessary paperwork according to Depot Procedures and adhere to such procedures.
• Ensure that work is completed in a clean and tidy manner
• Take care of all working property and handle it in a safe working manner, ensuring it is returned to its proper location.
• Deliver and be responsible for quality of work undertaken and to required standards
• Non-core activity may require checking to ensure it meets required standards • Input of data (IT)
• Follow and work to all site safety standards and rules.
• Follow all work to all technical instructions

Education Requirements/Person Specification:
• Minimum NVQ level 2 or equivalent In Welding or similar qualification or Time served apprenticeship or equivalent at NVQ Level 3
• Trained in problem solving techniques, root cause analysis and team working.
• Ability to work to a high level of detail and precision.
• Ability to follow technical instruction both written and verbal.
• Not essential - NVQ Level 3 in non-core trade i.e. Engineering Maintenance/Production or equivalent qualification.
• Experience in an engineering environment
• Rail industry experience is not essential.

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