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Head of Mechanical Assembly - Rolling Stock

Location: Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
Job ID: R0038199
Date Posted: Apr 15, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail USA, Inc.
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 Head of Mechanical Assembly - Rolling Stock in Hagerstown, MD. 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.

The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Communicates project technical needs to Operations Manager.
  • Understand and support engineering documentation.
  • Understand/ use specifications for electrical/mechanical systems & components.
  • Design, test, and analyze electrical/mechanical systems & components in order to ensure compatibility & compliance.
  • Provide mechanical feedback to engineering support throughout full cycle of project.
  • Ensure production is being performed in compliance with customer specifications, industry standards, company policies, and contract timeline.
  • Supervise production employees.
  • Schedule, Organize & Assign production procedures according to daily needs.
  • Make sure that work is being executed according to safety and quality policies.
  • Escalate any non-conformities regarding to safety and quality on the shopfloor.
  • Animate daily/weekly/monthly routines with manufacturing team.
  • Deploy and sustain 5S standards on the shopfloor.
  • Discipline, couch, mentor personnel if needed.
  • Meet production deadlines.
  • Ensure production is proceeding in most efficient & cost-effective manner possible.
  • Allocate & schedule appropriate production resources.
  • Synchronize materials orders with materials usage.
  • Assess production resources & output & make improvements where necessary.
  • Monitor and measure production progress and efficiency (daily).
  • Provide daily status reports/feedback to Manufacturing Manager / Operations Manager.
  • Follow direction of Manufacturing Manager/ Operations Manager.
  • Perform additional duties as needed.
  • Adhere to company policies & procedures.

Education Required:

• Graduate in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent technical background.



Fluent in English.


Skills & Knowledge:

• Minimum of 5 -10 years of experience in a manufacturing environment are required, ideally related to the rolling stock - railway Industry.

 Intermediate to Advanced EXCEL and SAP.

PMP® certification or equivalent (preferred).

• Good collaboration and communication skills (written and verbal).

• Experience working in a matrix organization.

• Intercultural experience and collaboration with international team players.

• Knowledge of Earned Value Management.

The preferred candidate will have a background in rolling stock manufacturing, maintenance, or another rail-related 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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