Job Vacancy – Workshop Foreman


The Workshop Foreman is responsible for co-ordinating and carrying out the  routine maintenance and repair works on rail plant and attachments within the TRAC Engineering’s Rail team, ensuring compliance with the relevant standards at all times.  


  • Co-ordinate the repair and maintenance of all rail plant and attachments within the Abington depot.
  • Direct the Rail Fitters to carry out planned and reactive maintenance to all plant, attachments and accessories as identified by Workshop Manager
  • Travel to site to carry out onsite repairs, as required.
  • Report any issues with plant and attachments to the Workshop Manager in a timely manner to ensure no impact on project delivery.
  • Complete necessary paperwork for completed work ensuring timely close out of machine logs.
  • Ensure a safe working environment is maintained at all times whilst working and adopt a clean as you go policy, including ensuring bunds for hazardous materials/oils are clear.
  • Ensure appropriate PPE is worn throughout the period of duty depending on activity and work environment (some duties on or near the track may be required).
  • Perform all duties in an efficient and effective manner that will ensure maximum productivity.
  • Ensure all tasks allocated are completed on schedule.
  • Ensure all waste is disposed of into the correct container and ensure that waste transfer notes (or similar) from the Abington depot are passed to the Business Support Team.
  • Contribute to the good housekeeping of the workshop area; maintaining tools, clearing at the end of the day, segregating waste, clearing bunds.
  • Any other tasks as directed by the Workshop Manager.

KEY FUNCTIONS – Management System

  • Ensure so far as reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of team members.
  • Support/ensure team supports the management system by:
  • Following processes and using tools as set out in relevant documentation (procedures, work instructions etc) and reviewing these processes regularly to ensure they remain suitable for the business;
  • Ensuring Objectives/KPIs for processes in area of responsibility are developed, implemented and achieved;
  • Always using documentation that is current and approved; remove any obsolete documents from files;
  • Reporting issues as they arise to Line Manager or HSEQ System Representative;
  • Assisting with investigations of issues as needed;
  • Raising ideas for improvement with line manager and/or HSEQ Systems Representative (or a member of TRAC International Business Support Team).
  • Ensure all work is carried out in accordance with all appropriate Network Rail and Group Standards and other compliance obligations.
  • Ensure that issues arising from corrective actions/incidents occurring in area of responsibility are addressed.
  • Ensure all purchases are controlled and made in accordance with the purchasing system, utilising approved vendors where appropriate.



None Specific

Job Specific


  • Time Served Mechanic
  • RPA
  • Drivers Licence


  • HGV
  • OTP


2 years+ experience of a workshop environment, preferably in a rail environment.


Workshop Manager


Rail Fitters


Rail Fitters/Workshop Manager

LOCATION – This job is based at TRAC Engineering, Abington Office, Clydeside Farm, Lamington, Biggar, ML12 6HS

ADDITIONAL DETAILS – hours of work – 8.30am to 5.00pm – Monday to Friday (overtime may be required). Due to the rural location and the requirement to drive on company business, applicants will be required to hold a full driving license.

APPLICATION – CV’s and covering letters should be emailed to FAO the HR Department.