Rail Shunter (Derby)

£15 - £17 per hour 

Rail Shunter – Derby – 6 month contract - £17.00 per hour (limited/Umbrella)– Great opportunity for right candidate

Are you looking for the next step on the career ladder?

Are you an experienced Shunter, Designated person or Engineering supervisor?

Ford & Stanley - The technical recruitment specialists are currently looking to speak to Rail Shunters looking for their next contract, with experience in a safety critical environment.

If this is you, we need to speak to you...

Your new organisation

You will have a fantastic opportunity to work with a rail company in the Derby area working on depot in the wheel lathe shop.

Your new opportunity

You will have the opportunity to join a local rail company working in the wheel lathe shop controlling forward movement of trains via radio liaison with the DP and driver – the opportunity for the right person is a six month long-term contract and potentially permanent if this is the way that you would aspire to be in your career

You will be responsible for maintaining safety in a safety critical environment and experience of this is essential.

You will be working on nights in a busy depot between the hours of 21.00 and 05.00 with the hours being a 35 hour week minimum.


You will be experienced in a rail depot environment or had prior experience in  train movement control, working with the driver and DP to ensure safe shunting of trains onto the wheel lathe.

You will have or will be trained to PTS level, you will receive initial training but must be experienced.

Pre-employment drug and alcohol checks and medicals required for this position.

This vacancy is an immediate requirement and immediate start is available for the right candidate - please note this role is to be paid weekly through limited company or an umbrella company.

Likely job titles

Shunter, Designated person, driver/shunter, controller, rail shunter


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