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Arlington Fleet Services
2.6 out of 5
Campbell Road, Eastleigh SO50
From £31,927 a year - Permanent, Full-time
Responded to 75% or more applications in the past 30 days, typically within 3 days.

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  • From £31,927 a year

Job type

  • Full-time
  • Permanent

Shift and schedule

  • Overtime
  • Monday to Friday


Campbell Road, Eastleigh SO50

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  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme

Full job description

Due to business expansion, we are looking for experienced Vehicle / Coach Builders, and / or Allied Trades (Carpenters, Shop Fitters, Boat Fitters) to join our Company at our 46-acre railway maintenance facility in Eastleigh.

Previous experience in Rail Vehicle Refurbishment is preferred, but not essential.

Ideal Candidate:

- High Level of Detail: You have an exceptional eye for detail and take immense pride in your work, ensuring every aspect of the refurbishment meets the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship.

- Team Player: Collaboration is key. You work well in a team environment, contributing positively and effectively to achieve common goals.

- Can-Do Attitude: Challenges inspire you. You approach your work with enthusiasm and a problem-solving mindset, always looking for ways to improve and innovate.

- Health and Safety Conscious: Safety is paramount. You are diligent about following health and safety protocols, ensuring a safe working environment for yourself and your colleagues.

- Tradespeople Preferred: We value hands-on experience. Those with a background in trades, particularly in using hand tools, will find this role rewarding and aligned with their skill set.

- If you are dedicated to excellence, eager to work on prestigious projects, and thrive in a collaborative environment, we would love to hear from you. Join us in delivering unparalleled luxury in railway refurbishment.

The Company supplies many rail maintenance and refurbishment services including;

· Routine maintenance of a variety of locomotives, coaching and other stock

· Mobile services which are the most extensive in the UK including re-railing and heavy lifting and wheelset changes on site

· Bogie overhaul

· Heavy repair including collision repairs, re-wiring, interior refurbishment and overhaul

· Paint shop

· Rolling stock storage

· Workshop facilities to other customers

· Train stabling and additional related storage

What is the opportunity?

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with high attention to detail. The role involves undertaking the repair and maintenance of vehicle bodywork, interior refurbishments, complete re-builds, carrying out routine bodywork inspections and servicing. Tasks include;

· Visual inspection

· Condition assessment

· Fully comply with all relevant Engineering SOPs

· Communicate effectively with colleagues and leadership team

· Maintain and develop technical skills as required

· Record of Tasks carried out.

· Ability to undertake work safely and following industry best practice, client specifications and Industry Safety Regulations

· Any other comparable duties as and when requested

What Experience & Qualifications Do I Need?

· Vehicle Building Within Rolling Stock (Desired)

· Previous Experience as a Shipwright, Galley Fitter, Carpenters, Shop Fitters Outfitters, Joiner or Aircraft Galley Fitter.

· Demonstrate the ability to read diagrams and work to specifications

· Be able to plan and manage work load to ensure timely delivery on customer projects

· Be a problem solver

· Must be able to apply a working knowledge of mechanical equipment

· Must possess particular practical, productive and Vehicle Building skills

What Do You Expect from Me?

· Be Positive and show a “can-do” attitude

· Be Team oriented

· Be a Coach and mentor others in your team

What's In It for Me?

· A competitive Salary (Dependent on qualifications and experience)

· 40 hrs per week (Monday-Friday)

· 33 days holiday (including bank holidays)

· Available Overtime paid at higher rates

· Overalls, PPE Provided.

· Subsidised on site Cafe

· Pension

· Healthcare plans and Insurance plans

· Refer a friend scheme

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Please consider these points before applying;

· This role is in a heavy engineering environment, which means at times there will be low-level bending and heavy lifting

· It is also important to point out that our site does get very cold during the winter months

Recruitment Privacy Notice:

If your application is unsuccessful, the organisation will delete your personal data after we have filled the role.

The organisation will ask for your consent to keep your data for any future purpose and you are free to withdraw your consent at any time.

Who has access to data?

Your information will be shared internally for the recruitment exercise. This includes members of the HR team, interviewers involved in the recruitment process, managers in the business area with a vacancy.

The organisation will not share your data with third parties unless your application for employment is successful and it makes you an offer of employment. The organisation will then share your data with former employers to obtain references for you.

The organisation will not transfer your data outside the European Economic Area.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: From £31,927.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme


  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime


  • Carpentry: 1 year (preferred)
  • Allied Trades & Shop Fitting: 1 year (preferred)
  • Vehicle & Coach Building: 1 year (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 30/08/2024
Expected start date: 02/09/2024

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