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Wayside and on Board Engineer

Location: Mazzano Romano, Roma, Italy
Job ID: R0047215
Date Posted: Jun 22, 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 Wayside & On-Board Service Engineer 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 Rome, Italy.

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.


The Wayside & On-Board engineer (maintenance technician) is responsible for providing on-site technical activities for the trackside and onboard Signalling ATC (ATS, IXL, CBTC).  These systems are predominantly electronic, software-based systems, many of which are built using Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) computer hardware.  This is a 1st and 2nd line support role.  

When called out, maintenance technician will have to solve the fault but if the issue cannot be resolved, he will liaise with the appropriate 3rd Line System Expert (HITACHI Support).

This position reports to the maintenance manager.


  • This is technical electronic/electro-mechanical Train Control (TC) maintenance and repair work of a difficult and complex nature. Employee in this class is responsible for performing highly skilled maintenance/repair/testing/ troubleshooting work on ATC (IXL,ATS, CBTC) equipment. Employee has attitude for independent judgment and action within established guidelines.

  • Performs major repairs, inspection, adjustments, testing, cleaning, lubrication and proper maintenance on assigned ATC equipment in accordance with wiring diagrams, schematics, operations manuals and manufacturers’ maintenance instructions.

  • Observes ATC system components and devices in operation to detect potential failures and locates causes of malfunction. Responds to ATC malfunctions, instituting repairs/replacements as necessary. Uses electronic test equipment and other specialized tools as required.

  • Completes documentation for installation, maintenance and modification of ATC equipment.

  • Provides technical assistance to lower classified personnel in their work assignments. Participates in training programs as required.

  • Complies with Safety Rules, Operating Book of Rules and first-aid procedures.

Required Skills/ Knowledge

  • Knowledge of Italian and English

  • Satisfactory completion of an acceptable electronic/electro-mechanical course and progressively responsible experience in electro-mechanical train control work associated with rapid rail transit, conventional railroad or related systems are required.

  • 2-3 years’ experience in the maintenance/repair of complex digital circuitry, analog/digital train control systems, or relevant ATC experience.

Education / Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or High School in technical area or Equivalent Technical background

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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