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PHILIP MOUNTAIN

PHILIP MOUNTAIN

track charge man

Network Rail

38 Highstone Crescent , Barnsley, South Yorkshire

track charge man at Network Rail

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NETORK RAIL

TECHNICIAN (Leeds Works Delivery)

March 2006-November 2007
TRACKMAN

After 21 years of working in industrial surroundings I felt it was time for a change and was persuaded by a friend to take the plunge apply for a job on the railway ! Starting as a Basic trackman at 38yrs old I thought it was going to be a long time before i would get used to the lifestyle and shift patterns but soon found it was a job that suited me and i took to it a lot better than i expected ! After only a few months I became a COSS and began taking a leading role within the gang quickly learning how and why the permanent way works !

November 2007-April 2010
TRACK CHARGEMAN

Having proved my qualities as a team leader I was asked to take the role of Track Chargeman in the Leeds Heavy Maintenance Gang (now Leeds Works Delivery Unit ) initially starting off as a block item gang we took on jobs like spot resleepering and small track rerailling work after a few months the jobs started to get more challenging and rewarding like deep digs and replacing complete track sections ,ballast renewels,cess lowering and drainage installations etc.

April 2010-Present day
TECHNICIAN

Due to staff re-organisation and being 'displaced' from my posistion of Track Chargeman I took up the posistion of technician in Leeds Works Delivery maintenance department. Although no longer known as being the Team Leader I still carry out the same duties as more often than not our gang is split up into smaller work groups and teams are sent out to different work sites.
Recently I have often been working in Neville Hill Train Maintenance depot acting as Team Leader for the group maintaining and improving track within the depot.

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NETWORK RAIL TRAINING

COMPETENCIES

Person in charge of Possession

Engineering Supervisor

Controller of Site Safety

Lookout

Possession Support

Hand signalman

Points Operator

Full First Aider

Education

Kitson Engineering College

BTEC National Engineering for Sewing Machine Mechanics, Level II

Jacob Kramer College for Textile Developement

City & Guilds for sewing machine mechanics Level II

Priory Comprehensive School

City and Guilds Foundation Course in Engineering, Engineering 2x Distinction 2x Credits

O'Level Technical Drawing
O'Level Engineering
CSE. Mathematics
CSE. English Language