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Quality Inspector

Location: Eastleigh, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0012020
Date Posted: Mar 28, 2023
Segment: Energy
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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

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. We are working to Inspire the Next – and this is your chance to be part of it.

Your new role

In this exciting role you will be responsible for conducting quality control activities for Hitachi Rail Fleets.

The ideal candidate for this role needs to be flexible to work days, nights and weekends when required. You will also need to live within a 60 minute commute of the Arlington site.

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Conduct in process checks on maintenance and modification activities and process to demonstrate compliance
  • Highlight areas of noncompliance to procedures, standards and regulation.
  • Identify and record opportunities for improvement through observation and discussion with technicians and project management
  • Identify and record instances of good practice to speed up evolution of maintenance practices.
  • Ensure that NCR issued are addressed with a suitable plan in place and that action are being progressed in a timely manner.
  • Escalate any significant noncompliance to the Quality Manager
  • Assist with the management and administration of Quality Control processes.

About you

Key Skills & Experience

Essential Requirements

Applicants should be able to demonstrate all of the Essential Requirements listed below:

  • Experience of working in a Quality role - railway would be advantage but not essential.
  • Have an understanding of Quality and CI tools such as: APQP; Kaizen; SixSigma.
  • Practical experience of working in an engineering environment (Rolling Stock Maintenance preferred)
  • Ability to work to technical drawings and specifications.
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Computer literacy: SAP; MS Office; etc.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Commitment to working as part of a team
  • An understanding of health and safety requirements of a working environment


  • Auditor qualification and experience
  • HNC in an Electrical or Mechanical subject.

Why Hitachi Rail?

At Hitachi Rail 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!

Closing date for applications is 2nd April 2023


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