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On Track Machine Driver Operator

On Track Machine Operators

Driver Operator / Maintainers are part of the Operations Team working on the On Track Machines (OTMs) across the Irish Rail network.

The operators drive and operate the OTMs as well as perform maintenance tasks during shifts.  No prior experience in the rail industry is required as full training on how to drive and operate on the rail network is provided to successful applicants. 

Key Responsibilities

Responsible for the safe movement of OTMs on the Irish Rail / Iarnród Éireann (IÉ) network in accordance with the Irish rules and regulations. 

Operate OTMs (tampers, ballast cleaners, regulators) in accordance with Railway Standards. 

Responsible for the front line maintenance of machines as well as faults and failures. 

Work to a safe and competent standard. 

Maintain route knowledge and adhere to any new standards and training. 

What You’ll Need To Succeed

Qualification Requirements: A minimum of 9 years of education (up to Leaving Cert level)

In possession of a full and valid road vehicle driving license in order to drive company vehicles


Company Van and Fuel Card following training. 

Mobile Phone and Laptop. 

Private employee medical insurance after six months. 

Company pension after six months. 

Ongoing training and development. 

Excellent opportunities for career progression.