Railway On Track Machine Driver / Operator

Rhomberg Sersa
Employment Type
€65,000 per annum
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Rhomberg Sersa Ireland is currently hiring Driver Operators / Maintainers. 

This is a key role within the Operations Department, driving and operating On Track Machines (OTMs), ranging from Ballast Cleaners, Tampers and Regulators, on the Irish rail network. 

We are looking for individuals who want to be part of a dynamic work environment . Due to the nature of the train schedules this work will primarily take place at night and weekends.

No prior experience in the rail industry is required as full training will be provided. 

Candidates must pass relevant railway standard medicals, psychometric and aptitude testing. 

At Rhomberg Sersa Ireland, we are dedicated to high standards of performance and excellence. 

We offer great prospects, an excellent working environment and attractive wages. 

We have a training and development programme in place to help employees acquire new skills and progress their careers.

Rhomberg Sersa Ireland specializes in the rail industry. A member of the Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group (RSRG), we deliver track maintenance services to Irish Rail via the operation of On Track Machines (OTMs).

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for unsupervised safe movement of OTMs on the Irish Rail network in accordance with the Irish rules and regulations
  • Operate OTMs (tampers, ballast cleaners etc) in accordance with Railway Standards
  • Responsible for the front line maintenance of machines as well as faults and failures
  • Carry out certain aspects of maintenance and safety checks and assist specialist Fitter staff when fixing a machine breakdown or problem. 
  • Complete the required operator and maintenance duties as per the vehicle maintenance instructions and operator manuals
  • Maintain clear and open communications, verbal and written, with Control Room / Help Desk
  • Work to a safe and competent standard
  • Carry out emergency procedures as and when required
  • Be vigilant in observing all signals applicable to train and machine movements and immediately report any irregularities to the signalman concerned
  • Maintain route knowledge and adhere to any new standards and training

What you’ll need to Succeed

Qualification Requirements:

  • A minimum of 9 years of education (up to Leaving Cert level)
  • In possession of a Full and Valid road vehicle driving license to be able to drive company vehicles

Desirable experience, skills and qualifications

  • Good knowledge of computer and phone skills, Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook 
  • Flexible, honest, and punctual
  • Good Communication Skills a necessity
  • Willing to continue learning and undertake career-long training
  • Maintain a positive attitude and sense of professional pride
  • Able to perform weekend and night shift duties
  • Experience in working on diesel, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic plant
  • Holding a recognised completed or part completed apprenticeship in either Mechanical or Electrical discipline (Construction Plant Fitting preferable) would be an advantage
  • Mechanically minded
  • Team worker

Behavioural Competencies

  • Ability to analyse problems thoroughly and make good timely decisions (analysis and decision making).
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships within and across teams (team working).
  • Create and contribute to an environment whereby yourself and others are motivated to learn and develop (developing self/others)
  • Commitment to achieve results through determination and commitment, ability to keep going when things are difficult (drive).

Total Compensation: Trainees start on €30K and after 9 months training work up to c.€65k per annum

  • Total Compensation Comprises Basic, Shift and Subsistence Payments
  • Company Van, Toll Tag and Fuel Card 
  • Mobile Phone and Laptop
  • Private employee medical insurance after six months
  • Company pension after six months
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression