Recruitment at West Coast Railways
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Recruitment at West Coast Railways

Current opportunities with West Coast Railways

1). Experienced diesel locomotive Fitters to work in Carnforth, Lancashire

Diesel locomotive fitters required to work at our base in Carnforth Lancashire, knowledge of locomotives class 33,37,47,57 is essential, Salary negotiable depending on experience.

Applications in writing to:
The Managing Director
West Coast Railway Company
Jesson Way
Carnforth
Lancashire
LA5 9UR

2). Experienced steam locomotive Fitter to work in Carnforth, Lancashire

A successful candidate will need to have a proven track record of steam locomotive repair, maintenance and overhaul. The ability to undertake “Fitness to Run” examinations on a variety of types and classes of locomotives. Demonstrate a sound working knowledge and practical understanding of locomotive components and systems including;– vacuum brake, air brake, lubrication, valve gear and motion and injectors. Identify and rectify faults, keep records of work undertaken, identification of appropriate materials.

The ability to integrate into a hardworking and dedicated workshop team in order to deliver locomotives to operate on the national network, work under pressure, to deadlines and under own initiative.

Applications in writing to:
Chris Beet
Engineering Manager
West Coast Railway Company
Jesson Way
Carnforth
Lancashire
LA5 9UR

3).

A vacancy has arisen for a general labourer in the diesel department at Carnforth, duties will include washing locos, cleaning driving cabs and engine rooms, sweeping the workshop, sorting spare parts deliveries and all other labouring jobs as they arise, you may also be required to assist the fitters/engineers working on the locos if the need arises.
The position is based on 40.75 hours per week, currently daytime weekdays only (although this could change with the needs of the business).