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Welder – Visa

Job Reference Workforce/GE-TP/153/203

Contract Type:
Full Time
Contract Details:
Various Shifts
£38,700 per annum + overtime
Working Hours:
England, UK
Job Category:
Region / Division:

Job Introduction

Welder – UK Visa Sponsorship  

  • UK Visa Sponsorship Opportunity
  • England, UK
  • £38,700 per annum + overtime
  • 25 days holiday
  • Company shutdown over Christmas 
  • Relocation support from our Relocation Team 
  • Training and development to build upon your existing skills
  • Working in a modern factory setting
  • Employer pension contribution 4.4% EE 6% ER
  • An opportunity to work with a great team

The Role:

This job is based in England, UK; however, using our bespoke “Recruit and Relocate” model, Workforce will help you to relocate.

Our client provides locomotive refurbishment and reconditioning services to the rail industry This includes welding of structural components on rail vehicles using various methods. 

Responsibilities and duties:

  • Perform high quality, multi-positional welds with steel between 1.6mm and 2mm.
  • 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. 
  • Successful candidates will be expected to complete a weld test to BS EN standards as a requirement for employment.
  • 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

Experience Required: 

  • Must be experienced in MIG and Flux-Cored (FCAW) welding 
  • 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

Shift Patterns 

  • 45 hours per week;
  • Overtime is a paid at double time and is likely to be regularly available.

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