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Trainee OTM Driver Operator | Nationwide

Swietelsky UK, on behalf of SB Rail, are searching for talented individuals to be developed into tomorrow’s On Track Plant Drivers.

Based across the infrastructure from Carlisle to the Channel Tunnel, you will be trained in all aspects of OTM driving and operations.

Duties include:

  • Work towards a full Driver’s competency as specified by the Standards and Competencies department.
  • Work towards gaining the competence required to drive and operate OTM and other On Track Plant
  • Willingness to learn to operate and drive a wide variety of machines as per the needs of the business.
  • Willingness to learn route competencies as per the needs of the Business.
  • Willingness to undertake preventative maintenance including daily and weekly checks
  • Comply with all Rules and Regulations and observe local conditions.
  • Work away from home to meet contractual and training requirements.


Due to the safety critical nature of this role applicants must be aged 21 or over



For further information or to be considered for this role, please email us with a copy of your C.V.

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Recruiter: Swietelsky
Location: Nationwide
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 29/03/2018
Closes: 18/04/2021
Contract: Permanent




  • Willingness to learn mechanised track renewal and maintenance procedures.
  • Willingness to learn Permanent Way Rules and Regulations, procedures and track safety rules.
  • Willingness to gain knowledge of OTM Operation to required Standard


  • The ability to meet the requirements for PTS, DP and Driver Medical Standards. Others as agreed with the Driving Standards Manager.
  • Excellent Team player
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to assimilate and apply route knowledge.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of the Train Movers Medical and Psychometric Assessment.


  • Ability to demonstrate an aptitude to working in a similar industrial environment.
  • Candidates with an Engineering background would be at a distinct advantage

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