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Job Title: Welder
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 028984
Job Published: December 27, 2018 16:37

Job Description

Welder 028984
Organisation - AP SSL MIS
Job - Track
Position Type - Full Time
Salary: £50,405pa
Based: Lillie Bridge Depot, Beaumont Avenue, London, W14 

Permanent Nights


Do you have experience of working as a welder and hold Thermic & Manual Metal Arc qualifications? If so, we would like to hear from you. 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Welder to work within London Underground's Track Delivery & Services department. Your role will be to undertake track welding duties, across the whole of the London Underground network on both maintenance & renewal works. This may include some week-end working. 


Key Accountabilities:

Prepare for welding asset: obtain authorisation and specifications, ensure all appropriate PPE is available and ensure equipment transported to the site safely
Undertake Thermic welding: correctly identify rail and site, assemble cutting equipment, cut the rail. Ensure that the rails are in line ready for welding, prepare equipment ready for welding and weld the rail. Remove welding equipment, profile grind the weld and refit fastenings and inspect weld
Weld repairs of crossing and Rail defects: identify cracks and grind out, ensure all cracks have been removed - MPI/DPI tests, pre-heat the rail and weld the rail. Profile grind the weld and inspect weld - MPI/DPI tests
Welding conductor rails: ensure equipment is correctly prepared and safe for use, cut rail and weld preps and weld the rail. Profile grind the weld
Restore work area: restore the asset to a safe condition, record results and clean down the site 

Skills, Knowledge and Experience: 


Ability to communicate with people at all levels (Essential)
High levels of accuracy and attention to detail (Essential)
Ability to work in a safe manner (Essential) 


Hold current LU Lucas Card or Sentinel card with LU Worksite Safety Induction certificate. (Essential)
Hold Protection licence – PWT-EH. (Desirable)
Hold Thermic Welding qualification – TW3, RT3 (Essential)
Hold Manual Metal Arc qualification - MMA 1-4 (Essential), MMA 7 (Essential) and MMA 5 (Desirable)
Possess a clean, full driving license as you may be required to drive Company vehicles on an ad-hoc basis. (Essential) 


Proven experience of working in the track maintenance environment (Essential)
Proven experience of working as a welder in a track maintenance environment (Essential) 


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

Application Process 

Please apply using your CV and a 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 14th January 2019 @ 23:59 hours 

Other Information: 


Grade: WE14

Proof of licences held will need to be produced at interview stage. 

This is a Safety Critical Role - Occupational Health Clearance will be required. 



In return for your commitment and expertise, you will enjoy excellent benefits and scope to grow. Rewards vary according to the business area but mostly include:


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
Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme
Retail, health, leisure and travel offers
Discounted Eurostar travel 

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