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Pump Fitter

Job Title: Pump Fitter
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 030298
Job Published: July 29, 2019 12:22

Job Description

Pump Fitter 030298
Organisation - AP BCV Stations
Job - Lift
Position Type - Full Time
Location: Griffith house, Marylebone 
Grade: LE35
Salary: £49,143
Hours: 35 hours



London Underground is one of the world’s most famous metro systems and is responsible for more than 3.5 million passenger journeys a day. It has 11 lines covering 402km and serving 270 stations. During peak hours, more than 500 trains are in operation.


The LUL Pump Direct Labour Organisation (DLO) within the Stations, Building & Civils business unit is responsible for maintaining, overhauling and refurbishing contracted pump assets, the efficiency of this service ensures that disruptions to our passenger services are prevented or minimised. The LUL Pump DLO operates a 24 hour, 7 days per week, 365 days a year call service to London Underground.


You will be an integral part of a team assigned to maintaining a number of assets across the LUL network. As a Multi-Skilled technician you will assume the responsibility for the progress of work packages assigned and for the standard of the work carried out ensuring that all relevant safety and quality standards, rules and procedures are adhered to.


You will also share knowledge with the other members of the team and will call upon your knowledge and experience to solve day to day engineering problems.





Provide 24/7 (365 days a year) shift cover on pumping system assets across the LUL network
Carry planned, preventative & predictive maintenance on pumping system assets across the LUL network
Carry out confined space entries within teams performing planned & corrective maintenance
Take possession of sections of track and protect workers on the track
Carry out lone working as per LUL Lone Working procedures
Provide access and work with teams in equipment rooms and sub-station areas
Undertake planned & corrective maintenance on sewage / effluent pumping systems
Obtain & maintain relevant safety critical licences
Provide access and work with teams in equipment rooms and sub-station areas
Undertake planned & corrective maintenance on sewage / effluent pumping systems
Obtain & maintain relevant safety critical licences
Carry out fault finding & rectify issues on basic to complex electrical, mechanical & control systems
Update shift management & complete all related documentation for planned / corrective activities

Role Purpose:


Work safely and promote a positive safety culture within the team
Ensure 24/7 call service is provided at all times
Ensure that pump related or flooding related emergencies are responded to and closed out 
promptly, promoting a first time fix culture
Ensure call performance is delivered achieving departmental key performance indicators (KPI’s)
Deliver planned, preventative & predictive maintenance to achieve departmental KPI’s
Ensure repairs are completed on time / to budget whilst ensuring high standard of quality
Support DLO Pump enhancement & projects teams
Ensure compliance to all company and statutory standards
Act as the Pump Asset Manager’s representative at all demonstrating a high level of professionalism and good character
Key Accountabilities:


Accountable for aspects of safety impacting on customers, staff and contractors
Provide pump PPM, repair and 24/7 call out for all LUL DLO pumping system assets
Where requested by management, provide support to other asset disciplines within LUL
Provide pump overhaul, repair & maintenance within workshop areas
Ensure assets are maintained in line with LU standards and manufacturer’s maintenance specifications
Ensuring all work is performed correctly using set procedures, to the highest standard and to ensure the necessary paperwork is accurately processed
Ensuring the group's compliance with the Company's Safety and Quality Standards
Report on unsafe acts & conditions to Company Safety & Quality Standards
Ensuring the group’s compliance with the Division’s Safety Management System
Report on tool, portable tooling, lifting equipment, safety equipment, workshop and machinery defects
Report on job progress
Conduct complex pump repair, rebuild & refurbishment to manufacturer’s and LUL instructions
Test pumping equipment hydraulically & electrically to required standard and return to store
Maintain & repair ensuring all emergency pump equipment is safe & available, operational & tagged & tested within required timescales
Decontaminate site equipment prior to repair & or reuse
Ensure all pump vehicles are roadworthy and any defects are reported to Shift Manager for action
Act as the Lift Asset Manager  and Pump Asset Manager’s representative at all times


Be able to follow laid down procedures for the relevant processes being carried out to the highest standard of quality
Hold a current UK driving licence and will be prepared to drive company non HGV
(Critical elements which the post holder must-have from first day in the post)


Ability to test for & diagnose Hydraulic, Mechanical, electrical defects
Ability to operate workshop machinery
Ability to read, interpret & understand then operate to all relevant standards and procedures


Have an understanding of matters related to safety, environmental and quality, e.g. Work Instructions, Health and Safety at Work Act etc
Knowledge of all variants of pump types
Understanding of operation of pumping systems
Knowledge of variable speed drives – Soft starts / Inverters
Working knowledge of SCADA systems (desirable)
Working knowledge of communication systems (desirable)
Working knowledge of remote monitoring equipment (desirable)
Confined space working



Apprenticeship within an electro- mechanical discipline or, NVQ equivalent
Extensive experience in maintenance / installation of pumping systems
Maintenance of submersible, centrifugal multi-sump pumping installations & sewage pulsometer, solid diverters installations
Operating in emergency pumping situations – sewer & water main defects
Ability to operate in a highly critical emergency situations to restore service of failed pumping systems

Equality and Diversity 
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status

Application Process


Apply using a CV and 2 page (maximum) Covering Letter
Think carefully about the skills, knowledge and experience in the advert and cover this in your CV and cover letter.
The closing date for applications is Monday 12th August 2019 at 23:59hrs
We may close this advert early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.  

Additional Information:



This is a safety critical role so you will need to get clearance from our Occupational Health team before you start.



TfL offers an outstanding benefits package including (but not limited to):

Final salary pension scheme 
Free travel for you on the TfL network 
A 75% discount on National Rail Season Ticket and interest free loan 
29 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays
Private healthcare discounted scheme (optional) 
Tax-efficient childcare payments 
Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme 
Retail, health, leisure and travel offers 
Discounted Eurostar travel

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