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Vehicle (Rolling Stock) Electrical Engineer

Location: Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
Job ID: R0033597
Date Posted: May 14, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail USA, Inc.
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 System Engineer in Hagerstown, MD in support of our North American Vehicles projects, who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic.

About Us:

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 organization 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.

As Vehicle Electrical Engineer the candidate will work alongside to Designer, Customers and Systems suppliers as well as Service and Manufacturing Engineers. The candidate must demonstrate passion for innovation and understanding of various engineering systems.

The rule requires to be technical representative to the Project Teams, Suppliers, Customers and any External Parties.

The Vehicle Electrical Engineer shall be interface point with Customers on the technical design solution and resolve the design open points.

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Review definition of System Work breakdown structures and bill of material.
  • Internal technical design support, review and discussion within Engineering and Core team.
  • Day-to-day interface with Customer on the technical and finding solutions and align with the Design System Engineering Team.
  • Improve vehicle assembly process, maintenance and dépannage procedures.
  • Support Design department to improve vehicle system design, functions, and integration.
  • Interface with Design, Service and Manufacturing Engineers in the analysis of the failure and research of root cause.
  • Understand if any gaps between different stakeholders’ deliverable from technical perspective and drive to conclusion to close the gaps.
  • Provide efficient support to Design Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering to improve the product and its reliability.
  • Ensure the identification and analysis of non-conformities identified during validation and manufacturing.
  • Perform concurrent engineering design reviews and analysis to assure reliability and maintainability of product.
  • Adhere to company policies & procedures.
  • Maintain a positive rapport with the Clients in relation to the Corporate Customer Care Policy

Required Skills/Knowledge

The applicants should be able to demonstrate the experiences and skills listed below:

  • 1-3 years of related industrial engineering experience
  • Good knowledge of harness manufacturing method, tools and process. Harness Manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Strong communication skills with English language proficiency.
  • Ability to work effectively on cross-functional teams and interface with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to interpret electrical drawing, pneumatic drawings, system specification software specification and mechanical drawings
  • Knowledge in Railway vehicle system functions
  • Knowledge to analyze and correlate data from different sources (e.i. vehicle diagnostic events, maintenance reports, etc)
  • Knowledge to define maintenance and troubleshooting procedures
  • Experience with 2D CAD (AutoCad)
  • Experience with SAP systems preferred
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications
  • Experience with electrical fields.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Time management skill; sense of priorities; structured and organized with hands-on approach.
  • Strong proactive capabilities.


  • Bachelor’s in Electric Engineering or related field, Mandatory.


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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