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Test Engineer

Location: Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina, United States
Job ID: R0014350
Date Posted: Nov 27, 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 Test 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 Batesburg, SC.

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 Test Engineer work focuses on:

  • Working with different software's like (LabView, DOS, Linux, Windows OS, other).
  • Provides assistance and training to lower-level employees. Problems typically are not routine and require analysis to understand.


  • Ensure the implementation of assigned actions as per the manufacturing action plan (i.e. audit, failure analysis, improvement plan, etc.)
  • Work with IT resources to ensure test software and data systems (based on SQL database server) are operating correctly with data maintenance as required.
  • Communicate issues to R&D department for assigned activities and submit forms and markups for documentation updates.
  • Support analysis and continuous improvement of production test yield, working to identify root cause and propose solutions.
  • Support technology transfers of test processes across the global supply chain.
  • Support definition of test requirements, and test process creation for new products as part of new product introduction team.
  • Ensure the implementation of new test process and tools as per assigned action plans. 

Required Skills:

  • Strong software writing and editing experience/skills. Prefer experience in NI LabVIEW and Teststand.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Windows based pc hardware and software (98, XP, 7, 10).  Networking setup and troubleshooting.
  • Problem anticipation and solving techniques, strong at troubleshooting.
  • Training in electronics and analyzing electrical schematics.
  • Mechanically oriented, able to use common tools for disassembly & reassembly of various pieces of test equipment.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build effective relationships, customer focused.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in developing and maintaining automated test equipment using commercial instruments such as NI PXI system.
  • Experience in an electronic assembly/pcba manufacturing environment.
  • Boundary Scan Tools (XJTAG, Corelis).
  • LINUX and/or DOS.

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.

Join us at 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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