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Manager of Relay and Wayside Electronics

Location: Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina, United States
Job ID: R0021299
Date Posted: Sep 28, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Manager of Relay and Wayside Electronics 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. 


  • Reports directly to the Director of Manufacturing (Plant Manager) for the Batesburg SC facility.
  • Leads a team of indirect and direct workers that assemble products per engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Works with the process engineering and maintenance team to coordinate process maintenance or improvements.
  • Executes  to the schedule provided by manufacturing planning. Monitoring the utilization and efficiency targets.
  • Participates in the factory production review meeting to provide production schedule updates and risks. Initiates request for support to resolve potential risk of production schedule delays or stoppages.
  • Provides annual forecast of Electronics and Relay operating budget expenses and capital project budget requests.
  • Serves as the relay and wayside electronics team liaison with other managers internal/external to the factory.
  • Responsible for monitoring labor capacity requirements and working with Human Resources to launch department work force adjustments.

Required Skills / Knowledge

  • Must be competent and confident enough to communicate in a multi-cultural global business environment and interact at all levels of the organization.
  • Leadership experience in a low volume/high mix manufacturing environment. Executing to the manufacturing schedule on-time and budget.
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and direct the activities of department labor resources.

Desired Skills/ Knowledge

  • Previous experience as a manufacturing manager in a low volume/high product mix manufacturing environment.
  • Experience and working knowledge of LeanSigma processes and principles to drive department continuous improvement activities.
  • Managing in an ISO certified organization as an active participant in daily operations and annual audits.

Education / Qualifications

Business management or engineering degree or 5+ years manufacturing management experience.


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

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