Railway Axles Ultrasonic Tester (PCN Level 1 or 2) - NDT Technician

Job Req ID:  288745
Posting Start Date:  24 Nov 2023

Home Based, Derbyshire, GB

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Advertisement: 

Railway Axles Ultrasonic Tester (PCN Level 1 or 2)

Home Based with travel across UK 
Permanent / Full Time  

Circa £35,000 to £40,000 (DOE) plus benefits 

We’re looking to recruit an experienced PCN Level 1 or 2 qualified Railway Axles Ultrasonic Tester (UAT) to join us as an NDT Field Technician. The primary purpose of this role is to deliver Non-Destructive Test (NDT) services to our key contracts by conducting on-site inspection and testing in accordance with our procedures and industry standards to meet our contractual obligations in line with customer expectations. 


The requirement to work remotely at customer sites may come at short notice; whilst this is managed well a high level of flexibility is required.  Travel, accommodation, and overnight allowances when staying away from home will be available; there is also a premium applied when overnight shift working.


Serco Rail Technical Services (SRTS) is a leader in the provision of rail technical expertise working with organisations in the rail sector nationally and internationally including government, rail infrastructure managers, rolling stock companies, train operators and equipment manufacturers.  

If you thrive in an environment where you’re empowered to make change, share knowledge, develop yourself and immerse yourself to deliver on commitments to our customers then this is the role for you!


What you’ll need to do the role: 

 Essential - PCN Railway Axles Ultrasonic Tester (PCN Level 1 or 2)

  • Experience as NDT practitioner in the rail industry.
  • Good level of competency and use of Microsoft Office.
  • Numerate, accurate, with a good level of literacy.
  • Ability to work autonomously and make pragmatic decisions.
  • Good timekeeping.
  • High degree of flexibility and can deal with ambiguity.
  • Flexible to travel to customers across the UK.


 What we offer:

  • Company van and test equipment 
  • Company IT (laptop) and mobile phone
  • Opportunity for overtime, flexible time and Time Off In Lieu (TOIL)
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • A safe and supportive culture
  • Interesting and enjoyable work
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion


About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the ‘Ban the Box’ pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.