Rail Maintenance Fitter- Newport

Job Reference: 26667

  • Job Category: Fitter/Mechanic

As the UK's leading equipment rental company, with 190+ Service Centres nationwide and over 3,700 dedicated employees, it's fair to say we pride ourselves on providing excellent service to over 30,000 customers. We offer years of expertise, certified training, a range of added value services and most importantly, a total commitment to ensuring safety at all times.

If you want to work for a company who are fast becoming THE employer of choice in the rental industry and who can offer you great career progression, then apply NOW!!!

Please note applications via agencies will not be considered

  • Location: South West
  • Closing Date: 17/11/2019
  • Package: Market Rate

Job overview

Are you looking for your next career move to a Company that really values your contribution and can offer you award-winning training opportunities? People truly are at the heart of our business and we believe in empowering our colleagues to develop their skills, make decisions and take on new responsibilities.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Fitter to join our A-Plant Rail team, part of the FTSE 100  Ashtead Group plc, the second largest equipment rental company in the world. We offer a complete one stop shop for rail equipment, offering a wide range of equipment for hire to major rail infrastructure contractors.

We are continuing to experience an exciting period of company growth, so it’s a great time to join our friendly team where you will play a key role in Rail operations, helping to provide an outstanding level of customer service, with our safety first values at the forefront of everything we do.

Roles and responsibilities

On a day-day basis you will maintain and repair a wide range of Rail equipment (both in the workshop and trackside) including compactors, jacks, OLE equipment, chain saws, rail generators, track trolleys, TSR equipment, sleeper beams, stressing equipment, trackside lighting, remote control triple wackers, Vortok safety barriers, battery rail drills and wrenches, and much more.

This will include finding and capturing machine damage and keeping accurate and comprehensive service and maintenance records. It is also really important that you communicate effectively, ensuring that your Line Manager and Customers are kept informed as required.

Working alongside colleagues, you will be a great team player and take pride in your workplace and working environment, making sure that high standards are maintained whilst complying with company procedures and processes.

Skills required

If you are successful we will provide you with a full company induction and work with you to identify your development needs and career progression plan.

What you will need to bring to the role from day one:

  • Prior experience in a Maintenance Fitter role, preferably within the rail industry
  • A strong commitment to Health and Safety and ideally with PTS Certification 
  • Able to work as part of a Team, supporting colleagues
  • Flexible and self-motivated, you’ll be keen to embrace new training opportunities, which may on occasion require staying away from home
  • Great communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Customer-Focused with a commitment to delivering an excellent service
  • Effective planning and organisation skills with strong attention to detail and accuracy


The normal working week is Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the requirement to participate in a standby and call-out rota including evenings, weekends and bank holidays as required.

The package includes a competitive salary and a flexible rewards package including generous holiday allowance (with the opportunity to buy and sell annual leave), life assurance and a great Company pension scheme.