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Manufacturing Instrumentation/Calibration Senior Technician

Location: Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina, United States
Job ID: R0009266
Date Posted: Aug 1, 2022
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS USA, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Manufacturing Instrumentation/Calibration Senior Technician in Batesburg, SC. who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic.

Who We Are
Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signaling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.

The Manufacturing Instrumentation/Calibration Senior Technician work focuses on:

  • Installing, calibrating, testing, and repairing instruments and technologies that monitor the environmental conditions within a manufacturing facility including: Inspecting and testing the operation of instruments/devices (e.g., oscilloscopes, calipers, pressure gauges, and temperature controllers) to diagnose faults. Installing and maintaining control and measurement instruments on plant equipment.
  • Testing and measuring heat, light, voltage, amperage, weight, vacuum, magnetic resistance, or various content measurements to ensure conformance with quality standards and controls.
  • May also work with Engineers to design and build custom instrument and control devices where required.
  • Provides assistance and training to lower level employees. Problems typically are not routine and require analysis to understand.


  • Schedule external calibration vendors and/or repairs generating purchase requisitions as required.
  • Perform both mechanical and electrical equipment calibrations.
  • Define and maintain schedules for all calibrated tools, generating weekly reports and processing tool transfers.
  • Maintain records in database and perform tracking & labeling of tools.
  • Issue out of tolerance notifications and record outcomes.
  • Ensure the implementation of assigned actions as per the manufacturing action plan (i.e. audit support, failure analysis, improvement plan, etc.)

Required Skills:

  • Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment calibration certificate (ex.: ASQ CCT) or equivalent. Will consider training funding and support of qualified candidate willing to attain ASQ CCT certification.
  • Broad knowledge of operational procedures and tools obtained through extensive work experience and may require vocational or technical education.
  • May require the following proficiency: Works under limited supervision for routine situations.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build effective relationships.
  • Detail oriented with ability to maintain accurate records and perform precise measurements.
  • Ability to handle/maneuver equipment with weights up to 50 pounds.

Hitachi Rail employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, a Retirement Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

It is our commitment at Hitachi Rail to create a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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