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Guideway & Third Rail Technician

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Location: Ryad Saudi Arabia
Job ID: R0011817
Date Posted: Jun 26, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Guideway & Third Rail Technician to work on our RIYADH Project.  This position will require someone who’s on their toes: a doer who’s looking to grow long-term within our business of railway and mass transit signalling system.  

The position is based in RIYADH, starting as soon as possible.

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

Local Projects:

  • Metro Riyadh Line 3
  • Princess Noura University


Constantly monitor the performances of the ongoing maintenance regime to ensure continual improvement of assets reliability and availability and, at the same time, an optimized lifecycle cost.


  • Assist the Team Leader in executing out all level of preventive and corrective maintenance activities in accordance with approved Maintenance Plans and following implemented safety rules and processes.
  • Ensure all maintenance activity completed is logged appropriately on the Maintenance Management System.
  • Assist the Team Leader in conducting routine inspections, unscheduled maintenance, inspecting parts for surface defects, changing of consumable items, perform minor repairs and technical cleaning of all the third rail & track systems.
  • As per Assist the Team Leader's guidance, follow the appropriate and approved maintenance procedures and instructions to ensure compliance with the requirements and safe system of work.
  • Be aware of surroundings and report any maintenance issues that have not already been identified.
  • Collaborate with Assist the Team Leader and colleagues in Operations departments effectively
  • Assist the Team Leader and other technical support staff to implement asset configuration change.
  • Ensure that appropriate, certified tools and equipment are used in all works, including inspections.
  • Ensure the maintenance tools are calibrated and in date where required and in good condition prior to use
  • Perform shift and emergency duties as and when required
  • Produce and maintain accurate maintenance records of third rail & track, tools,       and work accomplished and other information using a computerized maintenance management system ( CMMS)
  • Drive automotive equipment to work sites as and when required.
  • Perform and carry out duties as instructed/ directed by the Team Leader and or Supervisor

Safety Critical Responsibilities

  • Perform roles necessary for the management of the safe system of work, including meeting tight maintenance schedules.
  • Implement and follow Permit to Work process.
  • Operating points (locally).
  • Communicating with Signalers and Line Controllers.
  • Communicating with electrical control operators.
  • Communicating with persons responsible for a Track Possession, Worksite or movements of rail vehicles within a Possession.
  • Safety critical communications by others.
  • Protecting a rail vehicle stopped by an accident, failure, obstruction or other exceptional incident.
  • Controlling the movement of a rail vehicle.
  • Working as a Pilotman during single line working or emergencies.
  • Checking that goods are properly and safely loaded.
  • Installing track, components or structures supporting the permanent way.
  • Maintaining track, components or structures supporting the permanent way.
  • Installing and commissioning new infrastructure.
  • Inspecting track.
  • Checking the settings and calibrations on an OTM prior to use on the running line.
  • Operating an OTM that alters the track profile.
  • Operating a vehicle on the permanent way to carry out maintenance on the permanent way or supporting structures, including the use of rail, road/rail, road wheeled or tracked vehicles.
  • Protecting people working on or near the track
  • Protecting people in possessions.

Knowledge/ Education

  • Vocational Diploma in Electrical, mechanical or civil engineering will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of methods, materials, equipment and safety procedures.


  • Perform troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of rail equipment to include Vehicle.
  • Safely operate vehicles, emergency trucks and other equipment and vehicles.
  • Ability to write simple technical reports.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Ability to adhere to policies, rules and procedures.
  • Ability to follow instructions.
  • Team player, able to support fellow team members and colleagues.


  • This role works on a shift basis covering 24/7 operations.
  • A Minimum of 2 years’ experience.
  • Previous metro system maintenance experience.
  • 2 -3 years of experience in maintenance of third rail & tracks in railway industry.
  • Should be completely aware of the interference & consequences of a failure in the track in a metro system.
  • Ability to write simple technical reports, routine business correspondence, prepare method statements and drawings as required.
  • Strong organizational skills, detail oriented, and the ability to handle multiple priorities.


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