Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Doncaster


Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd is a leading manufacturer in total railway solutions, covering rolling stock, signalling, service delivery and traffic management. Our Global Head Office is located in Central London and we currently operate from project offices across the UK, several depot locations and our new state-of-the-art rail vehicle manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe.

Our Class 395 Javelin trains currently in operation on the HS1 route have proven our capability in the UK, based on a blend of British and Japanese technical expertise. The Intercity Express Programme and Abellio ScotRail franchise award will see our teams deliver over 200 new trains over the next two years. We are now looking to expand our operations further to build upon our global reputation for quality, reliability, innovation, design and technological leadership.

Hitachi Rail Europe is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications, we are also a member of the WISE campaign which inspires girls and women to study and build careers using science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Salary - £36,317.00

Main Responsibilities

• Maintain the condition of the work site, materials and equipment
• Adhere to health, safety, environmental & quality practices in the workplace
• Prepare for and undertake planned and unplanned maintenance activities
• Confirm that traction and rolling stock assets comply with operational specifications by the use of engineering processes and techniques
• Read and extract information from traction and rolling stock drawings and specifications
• Prepare for and undertake the removal and replacement of traction and rolling stock components
• Modify or manufacture traction and rolling stock components by material removal using hand tools
• Assemble traction and rolling stock components using engineering processes and techniques
• Install new traction and rolling stock components using engineering processes and techniques
• Identify, assess and rectify defects and discrepancies on Hitachi rolling stock assets
• Identify repeat defects on Hitachi rolling stock assets and suggest / carry out repairs
• Create technical scopes of work for fault rectification by other members of staff
• Support reliability technicians with regards reliability improvements to rolling stock assets
• Attend and provide technical support with failures in service when on duty
• Provide operational support to users of Hitachi rolling stock assets
• Keep SAP record system up to date with clear and concise information of work carried out.
• Develop professionally and support good working relationships
• Learn new skills in accordance with Hitachi’s new business demands as required
• Liaison with Hitachi and external personnel as required to complete the duties of the post
• Assist as required

• M & E HNC or served apprenticeship with mechanical, electrical disciplines
• Engineering based NVQ level 3
ELECTRICALLY BIASED will be a distinct advantage

Licences / Competences
• Network Rail Sentinel PTS
• Stock-Specific maintenance and faulting
• Depot Protection
• Working at Height
• Manual Handling
• Powered plant and tools – air / 110v
• Crimping competence & assessment

• Sound knowledge of, and compliance to, rules and regulations
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Able to represent Hitachi in a professional manner at all times
• Good team worker

Licences / Competences
• Intermediate IT skills – typically Word, Excel
• AC Depot isolation
• Moveable plant
• Driving Licence


About the company

Hitachi is a Japanese multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. It is the parent of the Hitachi Group (Hitachi Gurūpu) and forms part of the DKB Group of companies. Hitachi is a highly diversified company that operates eleven business segments: Information & Telecommunication Systems, Social Infrastructure, High Functional Materials & Components, Financial Services, Power Systems, Electronic Systems & Equipment, Automotive Systems, Railway & Urban Systems, Digital Media & Consumer Products, Construction Machinery and Other Components & Systems.

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