Train Driver Eastleigh

Posted 1 year ago

Purpose of the Role


To undertake the safe and efficient driving and operation of trains as directed on weekly roster and diagrams



Key Success Measures


  • Safety – Support the implementation of the the companies Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) strategy, associated actions and resulting initiatives, to deliver continuous improvement in all areas.


  • Profitability – Ensure work is carried out with a continuous view to profitability and efficiency and look after our shareholders by guaranteeing that they see value for money and a profitable business.


  • Quality – Quality is key to competitiveness.  Take responsibility for delivering on time and on budget a high quality product or service, which the company can take pride in.


  • Respect – Demonstrate respect for colleagues, our clients and the environment in all areas of work.


Key Areas of Responsibility & Accountability    


  •  Responsible for the safe, efficient and productive operation of freight trains.
  • Carry out train driving duties in accordance with laid down procedures.  
  • Ensure safety of the line and all employees and public that may be affected by the operation of trains.     
  • Undertake locomotive preparation and disposal duties, and fuel locomotives when required.
  • Undertake in-service locomotive, train faultfinding, and assist in repairs where competent.
  • Record and report locomotive and train defects in accordance with Rulebook and Company Procedures
  • Prepare locomotives for service.
  • Undertake train preparation/train “in service” freight examination and loads examination duties.
  • Carry out the “simplified” brake test as directed.
  • Undertake route learning as directed and sign for routes after sufficient time for learning. 
  • Assist maintenance staff and undertake “weekly” locomotive exams as required.
  • Work various shift patterns including nights, weekends and bank holidays.
  • Must be prepared to lodge away from home, when required.
  • Ensure the highest level of professionalism when dealing with other individuals within the company, clients and members of the public.
  • As you will expect the organization may change from time to time and you will be expected to meet the operational requirements.
  • Any other reasonable duties as required from time to time



  • Person Specification


The job holder will have;

· Appropriate traction knowledge

· Freight rules & regulations

· Route knowledge

· Basic wagon knowledge

· Personal Track Safety


Behavioral Skills


  • Energy – ‘Get up and go’ attitude of a leader
  • Energise – Lead, manage and inspire my team
  • Edge – Maximise my personal edge
  • Execute – Make things happen
  • Engage – Stay close to the client

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