360 excavator jobs on rail

Discussion in 'Railway Jobs & Careers' started by mark360grab, 19 Oct 2014.

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  1. mark360grab

    mark360grab New Member

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    hi, to all, im a 360 grab driver and have been doing this for 15 years in a waste transfer station. now looking to further me career in rail work, any advise or best place to look for jobs or best agency to go with.
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    mark
     
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  3. trevzx6

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    The best thing to do is contact one of the rail plant companies such as Txm, Quattro and Readypower. Most of them have their own in house training centres.
     
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    mark360grab New Member

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    thanks appreciate your help.
     
  5. trevzx6

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    No problem, be aware though 90% of the work is at weekends (mostly Saturday night) and nearly all drivers are on zero hours contracts, working in other jobs mon-Fri. Pay is £20-25 per hour.
     
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    thanks, txm got back to me today. emailed me a load of things not got my head round it all yet.
    but looks interesting. don't mind weekend work or nights. like i said ive been stuck in a waste transfer station for 15 years, never even had a cpcs ticket. but got that now, and i'm currently doing site work. not been on a building site for about 18 years. but i seem to be doing ok. i fancied the railway because i no they use grabs and i no i'm the dogs nuts with the grab lol.
     
  7. trevzx6

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    Yes you're right mate , a lot of the work is using grab type attachments. Sometimes you get to a job and there are 5-6 attachments and you have to be able to pipe them up yourself so take a tub of wipes cause hydraulic oil gets everywhere. You do get some interesting jobs especially maintenance work with network rail. Best of luck with it mate.
     
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    can i just ask one more question, i recieved all the info from txm, but going through it all, it seems like they are only after weekend workers? i don't mind weekends at all. but they saying you would have to be free for 40 weekends a year. and if for some reason you can't do one weekend they would want there training money back.
     
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    I would try Quattro plant mate, I don't think they have a time limit on when training costs need to be repayed. Not sure whether they've changed since becoming txm but when they were hydrex they were a pretty bad company to work for. Also I beleive txms training yard is in portishead and quattros is near Lichfield, which is something to bear in mind as you would need to be there for a couple of weeks.
     
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