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We require an experienced Team Leader in the South West on a Monday to Friday days role, who is capable of coordinating the maintenance activities of a team of experienced maintenance technicians, whilst simultaneously hitting pre-set maintenance targets permanently.  

The Opportunity

Ford & Stanley Talentwise are working with the UK’s leading independent maintainer and overhauler of rolling stock vehicles in the UK, who operate out of numerous strategically placed maintenance depots split across the country. Our client offers comprehensive services to Train and Freight Operating Companies, Rolling Stock Leasing Companies (ROSCOs) and Rail Vehicle & Maintenance Suppliers for modern electric and diesel trains throughout the UK with around-the-clock, 365-day-a-year operation.

The successful candidate will directly manage a team of experienced technicians carrying out heavy mechanical maintenance and overhaul activities on a variety of rolling stock vehicles.


South West (commutable from Newport, Weston super- Mare, and Cardiff).

Role and Responsibilities

  • Ensure maintenance targets are maintained and hit.
  • Workload allocation.
  • Ensuring work is carried out to a high standard.

The Candidate

The ideal candidate for this position will be working in a maintenance function within a rail environment. They must be able to lead maintenance activities for several technicians, solve maintenance-related issues, organise themselves and others and be comfortable making decisions that will affect production capabilities.


  • NVQ 3 Qualified in an engineering discipline
  • Mechanical Maintenance Experience
  • Team Leader Experience
  • Able to read and interpret engineering drawings

Closing Date:


Likely Job Titles: 

Technician, Maintenance Tech, Maintenance Engineer, Team Leader, Team Supervisor, Deputy Team Leader, Stand-in Team Lead

About Ford & Stanley Group

Ford & Stanley Group are in the business of people and performance. Our mission is to create one million better workdays through facilitating great recruitment, leadership and occupational mental fitness.

Ford & Stanley Group Ltd is a Disability Confident Committed employer and is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all opportunity seekers. We shall adhere to such a policy at all times and will review on an on-going basis all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination. We will treat everyone equally irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief or political beliefs and we place an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy.

    • Job type: Permanent
    • Location: Bristol
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:£40000 - £42000

    This opportunity is being managed by:

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    Harry Machell

    Recruitment Consultant


    Telephone 07823 400 664