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Obsolescence Engineer

Location: Pistoia, Pistoia, Italy
Job ID: R0045020
Date Posted: Jun 18, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail S.p.A.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Job Description

Hitachi Rail STS is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Obsolescence Engineer who thrives in a rapidly changing environment.

The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The position is based in Naples or Pistoia - IT

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.


  • Review and setting up  obsolescence management processes in accordance with European standard EN62402
  • Define the necessary tools and process improvements and supervise their implementation
  • Define, develop and maintain effective obsolescence plan and strategic life cycle management of both internally designed components and externally designed components/systems
  • Develop obsolescence management plans and monitor and report component obsolescence status
  • With the procurement and the supply chain, develop obsolescence management capabilities in suppliers through obsolescence management plans, periodic monitoring and verification audits
  • Review incoming obsolescence notices from external sources and identify necessary actions
  • Prepare periodic reports on project obsolescence, including performance indicators
  • Identify obsolete material and potential replacement parts by coordinating engineering, industrial and supply chain actions
  • Perform impact and risk assessments in the use of alternative components in customer systems
  • Ensure project documentation is updated after the adoption of alternative components
  • Create FFF and obsolescence declarations to inform customers and confirm the suitability of alternative components
  • Perform forecasts and estimates of warehouse stock consumption in the absence of any alternative

Required Skills/ Knowledge

  • Pioneering Spirt
  • Integrity
  • Two to five years’ experience as a designer Signal/Power Electronic, Electrical or Mechanica in railway system engineering
  • experience and knowledge of the integrated systems that comprise a trains an metro system;
  • Ability to develop a working knowledge of technical products, processes, applications.
  • knowledge and experience in application of the railway Technical-Logistic support documentation, associated with any technical system, either rolling stock and/or a rail vehicle
  • Knowledge and ability to review design documentation from sub-suppliers;
  • techniques and ways to handle the relationship with a supplier in an integrated supply chain approach;
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Experience in modern Lean and Agile Organization

Desired Skills/ Knowledge

  • Team-working attitude
  • Flexibility
  • Result orientation
  • Analytic approach
  • Readiness to travel occasionally
  • Experience in modern Lean and Agile Organization
  • knowledge of Obsolescence process and of Standard EN EN62402, is a preferential title.

Education / Qualifications

Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical Engineering


English Proficiency

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.


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