Train Assembler

£18 – £18.44 per hour

Ford & Stanley Interim – The Rail Recruitment Experts are recruiting several Train Assemblers to join a leading global Rolling Stock Manufacturing company based at their Newport facility.

The Opportunity

This is an opportunity to work for a company who have become international market leaders in the design, manufacture, maintenance and supply of equipment and components for rail systems. The Company has a significant presence throughout the UK.

Contract Length

6 months

Location (s)

Newport, Wales

Key Role and Responsibilities

  • The Assembly Operative is a member of a team responsible for carrying out various assembly procedures, including fitting components across mechanical and electrical tasks within a Production environment to achieve the fully built vehicle.
  • Follows specifications and other appropriate instructions and/or procedures to accurately assemble components on a train using a variety of tools and equipment. This will include, but is not limited to, mechanical assembly, electrical assembly, and fitting safety critical parts.
  • Support quality, productivity, and process improvement initiatives
  • Carry out lean production activities.
  • Record and report faults to relevant areas of production.
  • Perform work quality checks to ensure product meets quality and safety standards.
  • Maintain all equipment according to maintenance plans and procedures.
  • Carry out problem solving and troubleshooting techniques as part of a team responsible for realising continuous improvement to products and processes.
  • Undertake training relevant to the role and across teams to provide resource/skills and supports/ works in other areas as may be necessary.
  • Train and act as a mentor to others on process and job role requirements.
  • Ensure all records (manual and digital) are completed correctly and on time.
  • Carry out routine daily maintenance and safety checks.
  • Pro-actively seek out process improvements and efficiency savings, recommending to line manager where improvements can be made or costs reduced.

The Candidate

The ideal candidate will ideally have worked in a similar position within a highly regulated industry- ideally Rolling Stock, Aerospace or Automotive.


  • NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in related field
  • Manually dexterous, with mechanical/electrical quality aptitude
  • High attention to detail and able to perform repetitive tasks well
  • Able to use a variety of machines and hand tools
  • Able to work autonomously as well as part of a team
  • Able to respond and adapt to changing circumstances, and stay focused and motivated in a pressured environment
  • Able to take a proactive approach to manage and provide solutions to problems in a climate of continuous improvement
  • Knowledge and experience of promoting safe working practices in a safety critical workplace
  • Able to maintain accurate records.
  • Strong track record of delivering targets and projects on time.


  • IOSH qualification or equivalent Health & Safety qualification.
  • Current First Aid at Work qualification.

Ford & Stanley Ltd 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 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.

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