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Manufacturing Engineer, Process Engineering & Maintenance

Location: Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina, United States
Job ID: R0041625
Date Posted: May 15, 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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 HITACHI RAIL is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Manufacturing Engineer, Process Engineering and Maintenance who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The position is based in Batesburg, SC

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 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.


  • Support or individually resolve issues related to product safety, manufacturing production processes, serve as a technical advisor to suppliers and actively participate in product development projects as a manufacturing representative.
  • Assist other colleagues as a constructive team member to ensure the success of the task at hand.
  • Research, plan and implement manufacturing process improvements or new processes.
  • Refine and cost reduce manufacturing processes and products.
  • Able to manage, organize and prioritize tasks.
  • Able to create written instructions and clearly and accurately provide oral instructions.
  • Computer proficient in current MS Windows operating system and applications such as MS Office.
  • All efforts will have a significant effect on quality, delivery, cost, and manufacturing efficiency.
  • Other duties as assigned by management
  • Currently possesses or can acquire IPC CIT certification (or higher)
  • Collaborate with the Procurement Team to answer technical product and process inquires for vendors.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Three (3) years of engineering experience, LEAN/Sigma continuous improvement methodology, recognition of value-add vs non-value add processes, identifying the 8 types of waste, grasp of 6S principles, experience with Industry 4.0
  • Microsoft Office experience
  • While the regular working cycle of this job is usually 5 days on (Monday - Friday) and 2 days off (Saturday and Sunday), working hours may vary depending on business needs.
  • May be required to work overtime as required (including Saturday and Sunday if needed)
  • May require travel out of state or out of country for brief periods up to 25%.
  • Works onsite in Batesburg SC factory and some field assignments.
  • This job regularly requires a high degree of mental effort due to considerable interruptions and/or frequent changes of activity or workloads during a typical workday.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • familiarity with and capable of various manufacturing software packages such as CAD, PLM, and ERP systems.
  • three (3+) or more years’ experience with the following manufacturing processes: printed circuit board manufacturing and assembly, electromechanical assembly, casting, forging, machining, tooling, and fixture design
  • two or more years’ experience with Hitachi Rail STS products demonstrating knowledge of their operation and application or of competitor products
  • Strong collaborative mindset
  • Initiative and are freethinker with a passion for continuous improvement.
  • Willingness to step outside of your comfort zone to learn new skills.
  • Motivation to challenge yourself, others, and traditional ways of thinking via an informed vantage point.
  • Commitment to customer satisfaction.
  • Enthusiasm to build effective relationships, possess exceptional communication skills and are reliable and dependable
  • Experience with Special Process control, management and training.
  • Ability to recommend and communicate DFM improvements to offsite design engineering team members.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or other appropriate Engineering science disciples
  • Preferred Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) or Electrical Engineering Technologies (EET)


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, 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 www.Hitachi

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected]. Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

In accordance with the DOT’s FRA and FTA programs, Hitachi’s substance screening program tests pre-employment candidates and current employees, as required for safety-sensitive positions.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected].

Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

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