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Manufacturing Engineering Specialist (Weld)

Location: Newton Aycliffe, Durham County, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0032815
Date Posted: Feb 8, 2024
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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Manufacturing Engineering Specialist (Weld) 


A career at Hitachi Rail will help create a legacy. With operations in every corner of the world, our work goes to the cutting-edge of digital transformation and technology. From the multi-cultural strength of our global organisation to the sustainable and innovative ways we work to bring people together, there’s something for everyone to get stuck into. And that’s where you come in. 

Everything we do here is full of life. And we’re committed to developing infrastructure that benefits even more people. From the iconic bullet train in Japan, to sustainable metro systems in Europe and inspiring the next generation in North America. We’re connecting, evolving, protecting and investing in even more. And there’s so much for you to get involved in, learn from, and flourish doing. 

Your new role 


Hitachi Rail are looking to recruit an experienced Manufacturing Engineering Specialist to join our UK manufacturing site based in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. Drawing from prior experience, as a Manufacturing Engineering Specialist you will develop engineering solutions to mobilise new projects from design into production. You will work in collaboration with other functions to ensure production is continuously improving. 


The ideal candidate will have a wealth of manufacturing engineering experience and also have knowledge of the weld and fabrication process in which they will be working.  


Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables: 


  • Technical review of design drawings and standards, to mobilise new projects. 

  • Creation, accuracy and maintenance of manufacturing Bill of Materials (MBOM’s), routings and SOPs. 

  • Creation of data for the process master.  

  • Layout of the work station including suitable storage.  

  • Design and acquisition of jigs and fixtures. 

  • Specification and evaluation of production tools. 

  • Understand and adhere to all relevant process maps. 

  • Maintenance of accurate on-system information to support the day-to-day running of the business (this could include SAP, Windchill, SharePoint or other future system as needed). 

  • Provide technical support to all production personnel to ensure that technical specifications are achieved with the core competencies, MBOM, SOPs, MICs, tooling and equipment provided. 

  • Own, and keep up to date, the content of the Team Member lesson plans. 

  • Cradle to grave responsibility for the implementation of design changes. 

  • Support Production & Quality departments with problem solving as required. 

  • Participate or lead risk assessment for all tasks and processes. 

  • Work analysis, method study and labour utilisation analysis including Kaizen activities and DFM/DFA. 

  • Evaluation and justification of capital investment projects. 

  • Support all internal & external audits as required. 

  • Identification of next generation equipment and methods. 

  • Promote best practice and safe working procedures 

  • Support ad hoc development projects throughout the business 

  • Provide industrial engineering support to other departments 

  • Subject matter expert, within the Manufacturing Engineering Department, for the welding process 


About you 


Applicants should be able to demonstrate all of the essential requirements listed below: 


Essential Requirements 


  • Strong manufacturing engineering experience. 

  • HNC minimum qualification. 

  • Understanding or knowledge of weld & fabrication processes within a manufacturing environment.  

  • Prior experience of End-to-end ownership of task mentality with timely completion. 

  • Strong organisational skills with a keen eye for detail. Keep an up to date, prioritised work list. 

  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated & results orientated. 

  • Computer literate (MS Excel / Word / PowerPoint). 

  • Commitment to working as part of a team. 

  • Willingness to learn new skills and adopt company standards. 

  • An understanding of Health and Safety requirements within a working environment. 


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! 


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