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Maintenance Technician

Location: Bristol, POST-AVO, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0031867
Date Posted: Dec 6, 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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Are you looking for opportunities to work on high profile rail projects and advanced technology alongside experts from the UK, Europe and Japan? Come and join the fastest growing rail business in the world!

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, 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. We are working to Inspire the Next – and this is your chance to be part of it.

Your new role:

We are currently recruiting for dedicated Maintenance Technicians to join our train maintenance centre in Stoke Gifford, Bristol. In this exciting role, the successful candidate will be undertaking corrective and preventative maintenance, servicing and repair of Hitachi rolling stock assets.

As the position is a Safety Critical role within our business, we ask for health & safety and the welfare of our employees, the successful candidates must live within 1 hours travel from the Stoke Gifford depot.

This is a permanent role and you will be working on a rotating day and night shift basis.

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Perform scheduled maintenance activities on the  rolling stock in accordance with the vehicle maintenance instructions
  • Undertake servicing and preparation of the rolling stock.
  • Undertake driving duties within depot confines in accordance with the depot operating procedures and instructions
  • Actively participate in the ongoing continuous improvement activities for maintenance processes and maintenance procedures that support all depot and fleet activities
  • Support the delivery of new trains and undertake the maintenance acceptance processes.
  • Ensure exam tasks are being completed in a timely manner, undertake basic fault rectification or repair when required.
  • Adherence to all health and safety processes and procedures.
  • Attendance at testing locations, main line station and outstations to undertake preventative and corrective maintenance as required.
  • Must be prepared to travel and overnight away from base location for short periods of time.
  • Support the Maintenance Team Leaders and Shift Production Managers in the delivery of the production plan.
  • Record all work activities and stock consumption using the maintenance management system in accordance with maintenance processes and procedures.
  • Working shifts to meet the service requirements of fleet customers.
  • Assist as required with any other responsibilities relevant to the role based on localised requirements

About you:


  • Experience of working a 24/7 shift roster in a modern rolling stock maintenance depot environment.
  • Outstanding Safety Awareness gained in an operational railway engineering environments.
  • Experience of working at stabling outstations or main line station technical support.
  • Modern fault finding and repair techniques using pc based laptops and remote train diagnostics.
  • Reading electrical, pneumatic, mechanical schematics and drawings reading
  • Extensive experience of modern maintenance management systems (MMS) and associated reliability and available trend analysis.
  • Experience of performing modifications and campaigns on modern rolling stock.


  • Served apprenticeship with mechanical, electrical disciplines
  • Engineering based NVQ level 3


  • Calm and diplomatic under pressure.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to interface effectively with all levels of personnel both within and outside the company.
  • Loyal, committed, confident and determined.


  • Ability to investigate complex electrical and mechanical faults and write detailed reports.
  • Intermediate IT skills – typically Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook
  • Train driving, Fire warden, First Aider
  • Powered plant and tools – bogie drop, cranes, air systems / 110v tools.
  • Train driving assessment and licence
  • Depot Protection
  • Working at Height, COSHH, Manual handling, AC/DC Depot isolation
  • Network Rail Sentinel PTS

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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