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Onboard Commissioning Engineer

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Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Job ID: R0030370
Date Posted: Oct 10, 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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In accordance with the Company Vision, Mission, Values and Management Disciplines, the OB Tester carries out testing of  on-board equipment forming part of the projects under the responsibility of the department.


Accountabilities include but are not limited to the following:

Project Work

Perform project work including:

  • Performing software updates of on-board equipment;
  • Performing System End-to-End testing;
  • Performing Integration testing of subsystems
  • Performing test runs on trains
  • Performing Log Analysis following test runs

Testing and Commissioning

Carrying out testing and commissioning duties, including:

  • Participating in the testing and commissioning of railway on board systems;
  • Assisting in fault identification, set to work activities prior to testing and commissioning of trains into operation


Provide progress reports as required by:

  • Attending project progress meetings as and when required;
  • Preparing progress reports for appropriate activities.

Occupational Health and Safety

Ensure all activities undertaken in the Company are conducted with due regard to a high level of safety including:

  • Ensuring all activities undertaken comply with applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) laws;
  • Ensuring all activities comply with Company and Client OH&S policies and procedures;
  • Ensuring all safety incidents are reported and followed up using Company OH&S procedures.


Tertiary qualification, trade qualification or equivalent - preferred.


Three (3)+ years’ experience in a similar role preferably within the rail industry

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Employee Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a Global Company that offers a great work life balance, a sociable, fun and collaborative working environment. There are opportunities to upskill and further progress your career with training and development available.


About Hitachi Rail

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of turnkey rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, operation, service and maintenance, digital technology and turnkey with a presence in 38 countries, across 11 manufacturing sites on three continents and over 13,000 employees. Hitachi Rail is headquartered in London, UK and is ultimately wholly owned by Hitachi Ltd.  Our engineering heritage and culture is rooted in Japan, where our first steam and electric locomotives were built in the early 1920s. We continue to deliver the most current Shinkansen for Japan’s railways and have successfully exported our technology and expertise to multiple rolling stock projects across the globe - from high speed, tram and metro to driverless technologies for passengers and freight. 


Hitachi Rail is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to principles of diversity and inclusion. Applications from all nationalities, genders, and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.

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