Job description


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


Are you looking for opportunities to work on high profile rail projects and advanced technology alongside experts from the UK, Europe and Japan? Come and join the fastest growing rail business in the world!

As a global provider of total railway solutions, Hitachi Rail Europe has a growing international presence and product range. We are leading the largest rail modernisation project in UK history and delivering the UK’s next generation of rolling stock. We are working to Inspire the Next – and this is your chance to be part of it.

Your new role

In this exciting new role you will be responsible for undertaking corrective and preventative maintenance, servicing and repair of Hitachi rolling stock assets. This role is a 12 month fixed term contract with a view to go permanent. The initial phase of training will be held at the Doncaster train maintenance centre, you will then be required to work from one of our London depots for 2-3 months, after which you will return to Doncaster where you will be based thereafter.

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

Performing scheduled Maintenance activities on the Class 80x series rolling stock in accordance with the vehicle maintenance instructions

Undertaking servicing and preparation of the Class 80x rolling stock and driving duties within depot confines in accordance with the depot operating procedures and instructions

Actively participating in the ongoing continuous improvement activities for maintenance processes and maintenance procedures that support all depot and fleet activities

Supporting the delivery of new trains and undertake the maintenance acceptance processes.

Ensuring exam tasks are being completed in a timely manner, undertaking basic fault rectification or repairing when required.

Adhering to all health and safety processes and procedures.

Attendance at testing locations, main line station and outstations to undertake preventative and corrective maintenance as required.

Supporting the Maintenance Team Leaders and Duty Shift Managers in the delivery of the production plan.

Recording all work activities and stock consumption using the maintenance management system in accordance with maintenance processes and procedures.

Working shifts to meet the service requirements of the IEP fleet customers.

About you


Manual Handling, COSHH, working at height, Powered plant and tools – air / 110v experience.

Experience of working a 24/7 shift roster in a modern rolling stock maintenance depot environment.

Prepared to travel and overnight away from base location for short periods of time.

Outstanding Safety Awareness gained in an operational railway engineering environments.

Experience of working at stabling outstations or main line station technical support.

Modern fault finding and repair techniques using pc based laptops and remote train diagnostics.

Extensive experience of modern maintenance management systems (MMS) and associated reliability and available trend analysis.

Experience of performing modifications and campaigns on modern rolling stock.


Can comfortable work within a team or on their own

Sound knowledge of, and compliance to, rules and regulations (internal and external)

Able to represent Hitachi in a professional manner at all times

Calm and diplomatic under pressure.

Ability to investigate complex electrical and mechanical faults and write detailed reports.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Able to interface effectively with all levels of personnel both within and outside the company.

Loyal, committed, confident and determined.


Intermediate IT skills – typically Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook

Reading electrical, pneumatic, mechanical schematics and drawings reading

Train driving, Fire warden, First Aider

Powered plant and tools – bogie drop, cranes, air systems / 110v tools.

Train driving assessment and licence

Depot Protection

Network Rail Sentinel PTS

Working at Height, COSHH, Manual handling, AC/DC Depot isolation


Served apprenticeship with mechanical, electrical disciplines

Engineering based NVQ level 3

Why Hitachi Rail Europe?

At Hitachi Rail Europe you will find a passionate and collaborative environment. We operate according to our values of Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit. As such, we work closely as a team and empower our colleagues to take ownership and become creative in our pursuit of excellence. We take pride in the contribution we make to society and we always act with integrity and fairness towards our customers, suppliers and colleagues.

We offer a competitive salary and annual leave entitlement as well as a generous benefits package. This includes a pension scheme with contributions up to 9%, health insurance, and many more perks for you to choose from within a flexible plan that will meet your specific needs and lifestyle.

If you like the sound of the above and feel energised by the idea of joining a great brand at a moment of exciting expansion, please apply now. We look forward to hearing from you!

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