Steam Technician

Band 3 Point 7 £20,400


Beamish tells the story of everyday working life in the North East – bringing the rich social, agricultural and industrial heritage of our region to life in a living, working, open-air museum. We are self-sustaining with a large, growing and diverse audience of over 700,000 people per year. Our connection with local people and communities provides the inspiration for our purpose, and the source of our strength and resilience.

As part of the museum, Beamish operates a wide range of transport exhibits to demonstrate how they were used or to transport visitors around the site. We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and organised individual to join the Regional Heritage Engineering Team and fill the post of Steam Technician.

The Steam Technician will as part of the Regional Heritage Engineering Team, work on our fleet of steam locomotives (Rail, Road and Stationary) and rolling stock, carrying out both programmed and reactive maintenance work. The work will involve routine ‘fitness-to-run’ inspections of the operating fleet and carrying out repair and overhaul work where and when this is required.

We welcome anybody with relevant engineering and fitting experience to apply for the position. Candidates with experience of working on steam plant or locomotives and an interest in historic transport technology would be of particular interest to us.


Friday 30th August 2019

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Application forms and full job descriptions are available from the HR and People Development Team and should be returned by 12 noon on Friday 30th August 2019.


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