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Senior RAM & DfM Engineer

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Location: Pistoia, Pistoia, Italy
Job ID: R0011031
Date Posted: Dec 13, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail S.p.A.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Job Description

Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Senior RAMS Engineer who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The position is based in Pistoia

Who We Are


Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, 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.


  • Coordination of RAM team in multi-company projects starting from the tender activities.
  • Identification of the contractual and regulatory requirements relating to, reliability and maintainability aspects of the vehicle.
  • Allocation of RAM requirements to the vehicle subsystems.
  • Tender and project documentation inspection and developing of the RAM analysis (reliability, corrective maintenance, preventive maintenance plan) in order to verify compliance with the RAM requirements including the calculation of the life cycle cost for the aspects of maintenance.
  • Checking and critical review of the RAM analyses developed by the suppliers of the main vehicle systems.
  • Identification of all the solution for optimization of the maintenance plan reducing the costs and increase the vehicle availability
  • Identification of maintainability requirements to be share with the design dept. verifying the correct implementation
  • Component obsolescence management identifying new component improving the RAM parameter

Required Skills/ Knowledge

  • Experience to perform the aforementioned accountabilities as dictated in section above
  • Knowledge of maintainability design and implementation process. The skill includes the ability to review maintenance documentation from sub-suppliers, the ability to plan maintenance activities necessary to keep systems or equipment in full operation.
  • Knowledge of Maintenance task and its economical impact on the Total Cost of Ownership
  • Master of Science or technical degree required preferably in Mechanical, Aero-space, Electrical, Electronics;
  • Minimum 5 years working experience on mass transit or Railways mainline projects in RAMS/LCC management
  • Knowledge of the main office automation software / tools (Word, Excel, etc.) is essential.

Desired Skills/ Knowledge

  • Leadership Skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Team-working attitude
  • Flexibility
  • Result orientation
  • Analytic approach
  • Readiness to travel occasionally
  • Experience in modern Lean and Agile Organization
  • knowledge of RAMS Standard EN 50126, EN 50128, EN 50129 and EN62402 is a preferential title.
  • knowledge of main RAMS Software tools (Isograph Reliability Workbench, Item ToolKit, etc.) is a preferential title.

Education / Qualifications

Master's Degree in Engineering (Railway/Aerospace,  Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics disciplines are a preferential title)


Knowledge of written and spoken English (at least B2 level)

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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 regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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